’Fast Five’ leaves competition in dust overseas

LOS ANGELES (AP — “Fast Five” and its combination of babes, brawn and breathtaking action left all others in the rearview mirror with a turbocharged haul of $130.4 million for the weekend in nearly 6,300 international theaters and a worldwide total of $180.2 million.

“Thor” is preparing for its North American debut this weekend but has already enthralled foreign audiences with a second-place finish of $77.7 million in 43 territories, according to Rentrak Theatrical. Boasting Academy Award winners Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, as well as beefy Australian Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the Marvel Comics big screen epic should be a mainstay on the international charts for weeks to come. The film has earned $116.2 million worldwide through the weekend.

The angry birds of “Rio” continue to nest themselves in the top five with another stellar showing of $41.1 million in their fourth weekend of release. Inhabiting the most theaters and territories of any film on the chart, “Rio” has become a worldwide juggernaut with nearly $335 million in global revenues.

Here are the top 20 movies at international theaters last weekend, followed by international gross for the weekend (excluding North America), number of theater locations, number of territories, worldwide gross to date (including North America), and number of weeks in release as compiled Wednesday by Rentrak Theatrical and provided by Hollywood.com:

  1. “Fast Five,” $130,390,536, 6,271 locations, 15 territories, $180,224,930, two weeks.

  2. “Thor,” $77,690,213, 5,444 locations, 43 territories, $116,236,048, two weeks.

  3. “Rio,” $41,152,579, 8,706 locations, 49 territories, $334,773,186, four weeks.

  4. “Water For Elephants,” $13,502,609, 4,480 locations, 19 territories, $37,780,318, three weeks.

  5. “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $9,860,929, 2,288 locations, one territory, $42,010,678, two weeks.

  6. “Hop,” $7,516,613, 5,865 locations, 39 territories, $162,015,649, five weeks.

  7. “Scream 4,” $6,532,879, 4,431 locations, 31 territories, $80,153,216, three weeks.

  8. “Source Code,” $6,431,456, 2,748 locations, 22 territories, $80,109,766, five weeks.

  9. “Insidious,” $5,283,214, 1,914 locations, four territories, $55,771,744, five weeks.

  10. “Red Riding Hood,” $5,090,772, 2,316 locations, 35 territories, $80,329,843, eight weeks.

  11. “Prom,” $4,712,638, 2,730 locations, one territory, $5,076,343, one week.

  12. “Detective Conan Quarter of Silence,” $4,640,967, locations NA, one territory, $21,966,236, three weeks.

  13. “Limitless,” $4,476,757, 2,280 locations, 28 territories, $132,121,544, seven weeks.

  14. “Gantz Perfect Answer,” $4,359,136, locations NA, one territory, $16,794,228, two weeks.

  15. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs Evil,” $4,108,630, 2,505 locations, one territory, $4,493,876, one week.

  16. “Arthur,” $3,733,597, 1,859 locations, 10 territories, $41,400,757, four weeks.

  17. “Soul Surfer,” $3,368,510, 2,011 locations, two territories, $34,227,989, four weeks.

  18. “Hall Pass,” $2,581,452, 1,215 locations, 28 territories, $77,890,393, 10 weeks.

  19. “La Fille Du Puisatier,” $2,539,226, 550 locations, three territories, $7,573,150, two weeks.

  20. “African Cats,” $2,512,942, 1,326 locations, six territories, $11,514,601, two weeks.

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Paul Dergarabedian is president of the Box Office Division of Hollywood.com and a longtime box office analyst for The Associated Press.

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Online:

www.Hollywood.com/boxoffice

www.rentrak.com

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