Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull lead the international box office this weekend, edging The Incredible Hulk and Sex and the City.
“Crystal Skull” added $25 million from 5,877 theaters in 62 markets, with over half of that coming via a $13.1 million Japanese launch. “Skull” has hit $392 million overseas — more than $100 million ahead of its domestic total. Worldwide, the movie has reached $683 million.
The Incredible Hulk finished a close second by grabbing $23.4 million at 4,700 theaters from 50 territories in its second weekend. “Hulk” has raised its totals to $63.3 million overseas and $159.8 million worldwide.
Warner Bros.’ Sex and the City remained an impressive international player with $21.4 million at 6,554 in 52 markets. The film has earned $170 million worldwide.
Kung Fu Panda earned $19 million at 2,860 theaters in 18 territories for a tasty $6,643 per-location average. The animated-comedy is up to $66.5 million internationally and $221.1 million worldwide.
M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening added $14.2 million at 5,500 theaters in 64 markets. The thriller has collected $57 million overseas and $107.3 million worldwide.
Domestic box office winner Get Smart opened respectably with $5.7 million at 1,082 in 13 smaller markets as Warners opted to hold off European launches amid competition from the Euro Cup soccer tournament.