Knocked off its perch atop the domestic box office after only one week, Will Smith's "Hancock" was able to retain its superpowers overseas.
Playing in a whopping 66 foreign markets on 8,125 screens, "Hancock" made an estimated $71.4 million for the weekend ending Sunday, July 13. The comedic action movie has now made over $180 million overseas in addition to its $165 million domestic total. The reviews weren't so hot, but people just like Will Smith.
Finishing second in the foreign marketplace was the DreamWorks Animation comedy "Kung Fu Panda." Playing on 6,236 screens in 55 markets, the martial arts saga took in $215.9 million. The weekend also saw "Kung Fu Panda" go past $200 million domestic. People just like butt-kicking pandas.
Although it won't open in the United States until next weekend, the musical "Mamma Mia!" opened in a dozen foreign markets on 1,368 screens and, according to media reports, took in $24 million. It topped the box office in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and the U.K. People, it seems, just like ABBA.
Fourth place went to "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," which brought its foreign haul to $218 million with a $12 million weekend. And in fifth, "Wanted" is now up to $80.7 million foreign after a $9.5 million weekend.
Expect a little film called "The Dark Knight" to shake things up next weekend.
'Hancock' Still Flying Overseas
Will Smith vehicle holds off 'Kung Fu Panda' by taking in $71.4 million foreign
Will Smith in 'Hancock'
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