Paramount's "No Strings Attached," a comedy about two friends who become unlikely lovers, brought in about $7.3 million in 5,018 runs on Friday.
Sony's 3D action comedy "The Green Hornet" buzzed day-and-date into 35 international territories over the Jan. 14-16 weekend, scoring $15.1 million from 2,981 screens.
Australia's box office hit a record A$1.13 billion ($1.1 billion) last year, up 4% on the previous year.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%
Among this year's Golden Globe-winning pics, the biggest box office beneficiaries will likely be films that have already been riding high at the multiplexes.
Italian Islamic fundamentalism-themed comedy "Che Bella Giornata" (What a Beautiful Day) has edged out Roberto Benigni's triple Oscar-winner "Life Is Beautiful" as the country's alltime top local…
Sony's "The Green Hornet" made a solid comeback after initial skepticism from fanboys, topping the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with a projected $34 million through Sunday.
Sony's action comedy tops 'Dilemma'
While it hasn't set the world on fire, Disney's 3D "Tangled" is showing enough traction outside the United States to wind up as a solid performer.
Having already reached astronomical heights the year before, international box office continued to raise the bar in 2010.
Sony's action comedy "The Green Hornet" posted $550,000 from approximately 700 midnight screenings.