Paranormal box office overseas
The sleeper hit PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, which earned over $100-million in U.S. theatres, is repeating its success in foreign territories, earning $19.4-million last weekend and raising its overseas total to $34-million. That put the ultra-low-budget horror film in third place behind NEW MOON and 2012, and just ahead of Disney’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
NEW MOON GROSSED $40.7 million in its third overseas weekend, lifting its foreign take to $314-million with a worldwide total of $570-million – $200 million more than TWILIGHT.
Roland Emmerich’s 2012 sucked in $37.1-million during its fourth weekend abroad, yielding total foreign sales of $519.3-million, on top of its North American earnings of $149-million. Do the math, and the film has cashed in on $668.2-million around the globe.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL took in $18.3-million over the weekend. The foreign total stands at $128.6-million, the worldwide total at $243.8-million.