Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Dominates Overseas Box Office


20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs dominated the international box office this weekend, earning an estimated $148 million from 11,652 screens in 101 markets. The worldwide total for “Dawn of the Dinosaurs” is $215.5 million.

The opening-weekend total set an overseas record for an animation film and was the sixth-biggest for any film. It also is the largest foreign introduction of a 3D title.

The threequel set overseas records for biggest weekend openings in 16 markets including Russia, Mexico and Brazil. Opening-weekend records for an animation title were set in 11 other territories including France, India and Greece.

The huge foreign opening more than doubled the $67.5 million No. 1 debut of the previous installment, 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown.

DreamWorks/Paramount’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen came in at second place with $55.3 million from 9,546 locations in 62 territories.

Since it opened internationally June 19, director Michael Bay’s sequel has grossed $298 million overseas, just $91 million shy of the $389 million the 2007 original earned in its entire foreign run. The sequel’s worldwide total is $591.5 million.

For the domestic box office estimates, click here.