Belfast Telegraph

Panda pips Pirates at box office

After three weeks on release, Kung Fu Panda 2 has finally kicked and chopped its way to the top of the international box-office charts with a weekend total of 56.5 million US dollars in 45 territories.

The child-friendly animated film has benefited from the booming 3D overseas marketplace and its global appeal is evident, having earned over 330 million US dollars worldwide.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides becomes Disney's biggest international release ever with 695.9 million US dollars in revenue after a month in cinemas.

A fourth weekend total of 41.1 million US dollars in 46 territories lands the 3D pirate epic in second place and propels it to a massive worldwide total of 907.4 million US dollars.

Debuting internationally in fifth place is the JJ Abrams-Steven Spielberg sci-fi piece Super 8, which managed a 6.7 million US dollars weekend tally in just nine territories.

The film, which has earned over 50 million US dollars globally, should move up the international chart in the coming weeks as it expands into more foreign theatres.


From Belfast Telegraph