Wednesday's figures rep a bumpy start for the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer.
Twentieth Century Fox Intl. has passed the $2 billion benchmark for this year's foreign box office receipts, with "Avatar" contributing an un-Earthly 70% of that total.
Box office is booming in Italy, where admissions between January and May are up a whopping 18%, while theatrical grosses skyrocketed 31% to $448 million during the first five months of 2010.
"Toy Story 3" showed the sunny side of the summer box office.
Despite the fact the World Cup soccer tournament is underway, some studios decided to make their own pitch, with day and date overseas releases. Results have been predictably underwhelming.
With summer getting off to a ho-hum start, some recent holdovers and first-quarter releases have nonetheless turned in impressive performances this year at the domestic box office.
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Overseas audiences will have plenty of 3D options to choose from this summer -- perhaps too many -- as several 3D titles squeeze into a short time frame following the World Cup soccer tourney.
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.