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‘Puss in Boots’ Has Many Lives Overseas


‘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)

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