Magazine article Variety

Bat Flies, 'Ice' Stays Solid O'seas

Magazine article Variety

Bat Flies, 'Ice' Stays Solid O'seas

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Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight Rises" remained on the beam at the international box office, finishing first for the third straight weekend and adding $66.7 million - a respectable 47% dropoff from its $126.2 million take over the previous sesh. But the Caped Crusader's dominance hasn't slowed Fox's "Ice Age: Continental Drift," which grossed $33.3 million in its sixth international outing, off just 34% from the $51 million of its previous frame, solidifying the franchise's massive overseas popularity.

The lastest Batpic has cumed $378.1 million overseas, putting it 49% ahead of "The Dark Knight" at the same point in its run, using current exchange rates. Fox's fourth "Ice Age" installment, meanwhile, reached $587.6 million, making "Drift" the third-highest grossing toon internationally, behind "Toy Story 3" ($648 million) and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" ($691 million).

Germany stands as the toon's highest-grossing territory, at $53 million in five weeks. China, however, is making a splash, with $40. …

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