The redux of 1984 original debuted with an estimated $56 million at 3,663 locations
Several overseas territories are on the rise this year, boosting international grosses well past last year's five-month high.
A pair of '80s reboots enter the fray this weekend.
South Korea's theater biz soared in May thanks to local films and the beginning of the blockbuster season.
Several specialty pics made headway in an overall soggy B.O. playing field.
"Shrek Forever After" won what was an overall sluggish weekend, earning an estimated $25.3 million.
The 3D pic took in an estimated $6.7 million in 4,386 runs, topping several films that opened this week.
Studios have long tub-thumped their film hitting No. 1 at the B.O., like an honor-student bumper sticker slapped on a new car.
High fashion priestess Carrie Bradshaw's comeback got a warm welcome from its French fans, topping the box office on opening day June 2 with $1.16 million at 525 locations.
While U.S. auds seemed distracted by Memorial Day weekend activities, overseas moviegoers paid ample attention to the frame's newest entries: Disney's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and Warner…
After a subdued Memorial Day weekend, B.O. observers aren't expecting much of a rebound this weekend, as a crowded slate of wide openers with modest expectations enters the frame.