LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After three weeks in 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 in 45 territories. The kid-friendly animated film has benefited from the booming 3-D overseas marketplace and its global appeal is evident, having earned over $330 million worldwide.
Big news as "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" becomes Disney's biggest international release ever with $695.9 million in revenue after a month in theaters. A fourth weekend total of $41.1 million in 46 territories lands the 3-D pirate epic in second place and propels it to a massive worldwide total of $907.4 million.
Debuting internationally in fifth place is the Abrams-Spielberg sci-fi piece "Super 8," which managed a $6.7 million weekend tally in just nine territories. The film, which has earned over $50 million globally, should move up the international chart in the coming weeks as it expands into more foreign theaters.
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 and provided by Hollywood.com. Figures may differ from the numbers given above, which are provided by the studios:
1. "Kung Fu Panda 2," $43,026,967, 7,799 locations, 33 territories, $345,630,461, three weeks.
2. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," $34,563,880, 8,865 locations, 46 territories, $798,795,844, four weeks.
3. "X-Men: First Class," $34,004,844, 9,196 locations, 48 territories, $234,386,006, two weeks.
4. "The Hangover 2," $33,660,449, 8,177 locations, 41 territories, $426,269,683, three weeks.