Magazine article Screen International

Weekly International Box Office Sept 24 - 26

Magazine article Screen International

Weekly International Box Office Sept 24 - 26

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Resident Evil: Afterlife became only the third film released this year to spend three consecutive weeks at number one on the international chart.

Sony/Summit's action-horror took $25.2m from 6,519 screens for an average of $3,866. The fourth instalment in the franchise has already outgrossed Resident Evil: Extinction, the second best international performer in the series, by $58m, largely thanks to Afterlife's 3-D receipts.

Other films topping the international chart for three consecutive weeks earlier in 2010 are Alice in Wonderland, which managed four weeks in March and Inception, which remained top for five weeks. Avatar previously sets the record with 11 consecutive weeks at number one.

Sony scored a top one-two as romance-comedy Eat Pray Love improved its performance by 297% on last week after opening in UK, Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among other territories.

The Ryan Murphy directed feature took $12.8m from 2,616 screens at an average of $4,925 for $20m. Eat Pray Love opens in Brazil, South Korea, Norway and Sweden this weekend.

Media Asia's action-drama Legend Of The Fist: Return Of Chen Zhen entered the chart in third place, grossing $11. …

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