“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” bested all comers at the foreign box office this weekend, charging to the top of the charts with $105.5 million.
The Middle-earth finale has racked up $355.6 million worldwide since it began its foreign rollout last week. Of note, the film opened in first place in South Korea with $10.4 million, saw Spain’s biggest opening of the year with $6.3 million and was the top-grossing film in Italy with $5.6 million.
“The Hobbit” also showed impressive endurance in territories where it opened last week such as the United Kingdom and Germany, where it pulled in $8 million and $12.4 million, respectively.
“The Hobbit” enjoyed most of the plunder, but a few other films managed to snag some riches of their own. Chinese satire “Gone With Bullets” scored second-place honors. The send-up of a 1920s beauty pageant scored $36 million.
Bollywood comedy “P.K.” was the third highest-grossing foreign title, picking up $22.1 million. The fish-out-of-water film centers on an alien visitor to Earth and stars Indian superstar Aamir Khan.
Two family films captured the fourth and fifth slots — “Penguins of Madagascar” with $16.5 million and “Big Hero 6” with $11.5 million. “Penguins” has earned $199.8 million globally, while “Big Hero 6” has netted $272 million.