`Despicable` on way to $500 million worldwide

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2010, 11:58 AM IST

Los Angeles: ‘Despicable Me’ continues to wow family audiences in 23 international territories, earning an impressive USD 19.1 million this past weekend, well on its way to a USD 500 million worldwide gross.

Evidence that global audiences love to be universally scared can be seen in the No. 2 and No. 3 films in the international markets, with ‘Paranormal Activity 2’ in 22 territories earning USD 13.9 million and ‘Saw 3D’ just USD 1 million behind with USD 12.9 million, but in 10 fewer territories.

‘Megamind,’ which is opening this Friday in North America, is already playing in the Ukraine and has earned USD 9.5 million since opening there on Oct. 28.

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

1. ‘Despicable Me,’ USD 19,111,834, 3,749 locations, 23 territories, USD 484,084,585, 17 weeks.

2. ‘Paranormal Activity,’ USD 13,942,178, 5,349 locations, 22 territories, USD 119,623,470, two weeks.

3. ‘Saw 3D,’ USD 12,959,788, 3,695 locations, 12 territories, USD 41,132,384, one week.

4. ‘The Social Network,’ USD 12,389,459, 5,220 locations, 19 territories, USD 112,648,559, five weeks.

5. ‘Little White Lies,’ USD 9,441,257, 594 locations, 3 territories, USD 24,978,408, two weeks.

6. ‘Red,’ USD 8,645,876, 4,773 locations, 12 territories, USD 86,449,902, three weeks.

7. ‘Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga`hoole,’ USD 7,429,347, 5,017 locations, 26 territories, USD 115,638,418, six weeks.

8. ‘Megamind,’ USD 6,965,505, 712 locations, 1 territory, USD 9,506,437, one week.

9. ‘SP: the Motion Picture,’ USD 6,587,571, NA, 1 territory, USD 6,587,571, one week.

10. ‘Arthur and the Two Worlds War,’ USD 5,955,278, 834 locations, 2 territories, USD 21,334,898, three weeks.

11. ‘The Town,’ USD 5,603,685, 3,202 locations, 22 territories, USD 129,009,211, seven weeks.

12. ‘Maschi Contro Femmin,’ USD 5,031,983, NA, 1 territory, USD 5,031,983, one week.

13. ‘Life As We Know It,’ USD 4,988,848, 4,301 locations, 17 territories, USD 72,486,395, four weeks.

14. ‘Jackass 3d,’ USD 4,371,847, 3,583 locations, 4 territories, USD 109,893,293, three weeks.

15. ‘The Unjust,’ USD 4,257,523, NA, 1 territory, USD 4,897,129, one week.

16. ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,’ USD 3,882,230, 2,444 locations, 22 territories, USD 117,034,035, six weeks.

17. ‘Eat Pray Love,’ USD 3,826,584, 1,609 locations, 26 territories, USD 180,990,086, 12 weeks.

18. ‘Around the World in 50 Years,’ USD 3,285,204, 1,681 locations, 11 territory, USD 26,099,422, 13 weeks.

19. ‘The Other Guys,’ USD 2,895,385, 1,058 locations, 9 territories, USD 156,287,636, 13 weeks.

20. ‘Animals United 3D,’ USD 2,876,111, 722 locations, 4 territories, USD 14,263,036, four weeks.

Bureau Report