Magazine article Screen International

Weekly International Box Office April 29-May 1

Magazine article Screen International

Weekly International Box Office April 29-May 1

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Thor lays siege to a buoyant international market, taking $89.2m at an average of $10,613 in 54 territories.

Paramount's action-fantasy Thor leapt nine spaces to top spot on the international chart after its wide international rollout.

The opening haul compares favourably to previous Paramount-Marvel hit collaborations Iron Man, which took $99m from 56 territories in 2009 and Iron Man 2, which took $100m from 63 territories in 2010.

Universal's Fast And Furious 5 remained solid in second place, grossing $46m from 3,207 screens in only 14 territories, at a strong average of $14,402. The latest edition in the stalwart franchise improved its week-on-week performance by 97% and currently stands at $82.6m.

Justin Lin's high-octane action-drama opens in a host of territories this weekend, including France, Italy, Hong Kong and Scandinavia.

Last week's number one film Rio slipped to third, still grossing an impressive $31. …

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