The superhero film, which debuts in the U.S. on Tuesday, opened in 13 foreign countries this weekend and grossed a strong $50.2 million, according to an estimate from distributor
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The fourth film in the franchise, which doesn't hits theaters stateside until July 13, debuted in the No. 1 position in every country where it opened this weekend. The movie did its briskest business in Mexico, grossing $13.8 million. But it also performed well in France, where its $11.8-million haul represented the largest opening ever for a film in the country.
The "Ice Age" series has long been wildly popular abroad. The third installment in the franchise about three Paleolithic mammals grossed a whopping $690.1 million internationally in 2009 — nearly 78% of its worldwide tally.