The fifth installment in the Die Hard franchise added $35.3 million from 66 markets. It debuted in first place in France and Brazil with $5.5 million and $2.6 million, respectively, and also had a solid $1.4 million start in India. Take out those grosses and that leaves just $25.8 million from holdover markets, which is a drop of more than 50 percent from last weekend. Still, the movie has now earned $132 million total, and with Australia and China yet to open there's a good chance it ultimately matches its predecessor's $250 million foreign gross.
The Hobbit opened to $18.1 million in China this weekend. According to Warner Bros., that's the fourth-biggest three-day start ever for a U.S. movie. That brings the movie's foreign total to $679.6 million (12th all-time); it's also now less than $20 million away from passing $1 billion worldwide, which it should be able to do if China keeps it in theaters for a full two weeks.
Blockbuster musical Les Miserables added $9.1 million from 52 markets this weekend to bring its impressive overseas total to $248.4 million. Its only major debut came in Germany, where it took fourth place with a fine $1.9 million. Worldwide, Les Miserables is a few days away from hitting $400 million, and it could get a nice boost when it opens in China this weekend.
Django Unchained continued its great foreign run this weekend with $8.9 million in 61 territories. The movie's highest-grossing market so far is Germany with $42.5 million; overall, writer-director Quentin Tarantino's "Southern" has earned $221.8 million overseas without even reaching Asia yet.