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Rango rustles up first place finsh overseas

Thursday, 17 March , 2011, 15:25

Box office reports
Johnny Depp as animated chameleon Sheriff Rango topped the international box office this past weekend with an impressive $22 million in 38 territories.

After debuting in second place the previous weekend behind Oscar-fueled The King's Speech, the animated family film moved into first and has $120.4 million in global box office revenue to date. American-made animated family films have gained broad acceptance overseas, with Gnomeo and Juliet and Tangled also finding favor with kids and families on a global scale.

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the world's second-largest movie market behind North America, resulted in more than a 40 percent drop in box office revenues from the region, according to global media measurement company Rentrak Corp. Long-term impact of the quake on the international marketplace could also be significant.

Here are the top five movies at international theaters last weekend provided by Hollywood.com:

Presented by: Paramount
Total collection: $120,436,085

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The King's Speech
Presented by: Weinstein Company
Total collection: $338,342,920
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Battle: Los Angeles
Presented by: Sony Pictures
Total collection: $58,086,903

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Torrente 4
Presented by: Warner Bros
Total collection: $11,620,174

Black Swan
Presented by: Fox Searchlight
Total collection: $259,854,251

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Courtesy : Associated Press

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