Domestic box office champ “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” also led the field overseas, grossing an estimated $9.2 million from 13 territories last weekend.
The comedy generated paid previews of $5 million in Britain, ahead of its official bow on Friday. The film opened in Mexico with $1.3 million, Spain with $900,000 and Brazil with $361,000.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” collected an estimated $7.7 million, as the total for the Johnny Depp starrer rose to a stellar $233.3 million.
In Italy, the Tim Burton-helmed “Charlie” was No. 1 for a third consecutive weekend, taking in an estimated $2.2 million for a local total of $9.6 million. The film was expected to take first place in Japan in its fifth weekend with an estimated $2.4 million contribution to its $32.4 million total; because of a public holiday, final figures were not available.
“Bewitched” pulled in an estimated $3 million from 47 markets. The Nicole Kidman-Will Ferrell comedy has conjured up an international total of an estimated $62.2 million to date.
“Stealth” landed with an estimated $2.8 million from 26 markets, taking the international total to an estimated $34.7 million. The Jamie Foxx starrer took flight in Japan with an estimated $2.5 million, No. 2 behind “Charlie.”
“Cinderella Man” knocked out an estimated $2.6 million from 34 territories, taking its foreign purse to $40 million.
“Four Brothers” also took in an estimated $2.6 million, upping the total to about $7.2 million.
“Flightplan” did an estimated $2.3 million from five territories, taking the total to about $6.3 million. The Jodie Foster starrer held the top spot in Mexico for a second weekend, moving the total to $4.5 million.
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” made its international debut in Italy with $2.1 million, good enough for No. 2.