‘Puss in Boots’ Has Many Lives Overseas


While Twilight Breaking Dawn, The Muppet Movie, Hugo and Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Two were entertaining movie audiences in the U.S., Paramount/DreamWorks’ feisty feline Puss In Boots performed quite well overseas, landing in the No. 2 spot (after Twilight) with $23 million from a total of 2,740 venues in 26 markets. The grand total for the 3D Shrek spinoff is now $89.2 million. The film will open in 16 more territories this week including the U.K., Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil and Venezuela.

Here is a quick look at how some of the other animated titles performed both stateside and overseas this weekend:

Happy Feet 2

Happy Feet 2

International Box Office

Happy Feet Two $16.3 million (weekend), $34 million (cume)
Arthur Christmas $11.4 million (weekend), $18.2 million (cume)
The Adventures of Tintin $10.6 million (weekend), $221.6 million (cume)
The Muppets

The Muppets

U.S. Box Office

The Muppets $11.2 million (weekend), $56.4 million (cume)
Hugo $7.6 million (weekend), $25.1 million (cume)
Arthur Christmas $7.4 million (weekend), $25.2 million (cume)
Happy Feet Too $6 million (weekend), $51.7 million (cume)
Puss In Boots $3 million (weekend), $139.5 million (cume)