Guardians remained in first place in a handful of major territories including France ($3 million), the U.K. ($2.6 million), Italy ($2.5 million) and Mexico ($2.2 million). To date the DreamWorks Animation movie has earned just $90.9 million, and is set to expand in to Australia this coming weekend.
It may not be a resounding success domestically, but Life of Pi is doing very impressive business overseas so far. The movie added $23.3 million from 14 markets, which is only a fraction off from its $24.4 million gross last weekend. In China, it actually improved six percent to $14.6 million for a new total of $68.3 million, or more than the movie has made in the U.S. It also added $2.3 million in Taiwan, $2.1 million in Spain and $1.3 million in India. Life of Pi has already earned $104.6 million overseas, and it still has yet to open in nearly all of Europe and Latin America.
International sensation Skyfall grossed around $20 million from 84 territories this weekend. In Australia it took first place for the third-straight frame with $4.8 million, bringing its total to a Bond-record of $33.5 million. Meanwhile, in Japan it fell 40 percent to $3.3 million for a total of $13.2 million. Finally, in the U.K. it's now the highest-grossing movie ever with $154.5 million.
Playing for Keeps bombed in the U.S., but may be able to perform a bit better overseas: the Gerard Butler rom-com scored a very solid $2 million opening in Russia this weekend.
Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date (in millions) Wreck-It Ralph - $5.8 - $51.1 Pitch Perfect - $4 - $8.95 Hotel Transylvania - $4 - $158.1 Anna Karenina - $2.7 - $14.4 Here Comes the Boom - $2.4 - $13.8 Cloud Atlas - $1.6 - $36.3 Killing Them Softly - $1.5 - $17.4 The Impossible - $1.5 - $56.6 Intouchables - $1.1 - $409 Discuss this story with fellow Box Office Mojo fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @boxofficemojo, and follow author Ray Subers at @raysubers.