Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures’ 300 is bringing in big numbers at the international box office:
The war actioner won another foreign battle as “300” edged Brit comedy “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” to win the Easter weekend frame at the international box office. Bloody battle pic took in $32 million at 6,500 playdates in 61 markets, topping “Bean’s” $30.1 million from 4,294 engagements.
Frame marked a reversal of the previous weekend, when the Bean sequel topped “300” by a similarly narrow margin. It’s the second weekend in a row in which both pics hit the $30 million mark, taking advantage of traditionally strong moviegoing during spring vacation periods.
For “300,” the combo of solid launches plus decent holds gave Zack Snyder’s epic its third international crown in four weeks. Pic has connected outside its core demo of young male action fans to far exceed expectations for a foreign cume of $173 million and a worldwide total of $367 million — two-thirds of the way to matching the worldwide grosses of “Troy,” which racked up $497 million three years ago.