"Potter" Charms International Moviegoers

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    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" killed at the global box office.

    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" earned nearly 5 million during its first weekend of release in 40 territories outside ofNorth America, pushing the overall global gross for the eight-film franchise to a record .7 billion and climbing.

    With a staggering 5 million separating the top two films last weekend, "Due Date continued to spread the laughter in 30 territories, crossing the 0 million mark with a third-weekend gross of .7 million.

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    The weekend's only other wide-release opener was Russell Crowe's "The Next Three Days," which mirrored its poor domestic debut with a gross of about .5 million at nearly 2,700 international locations.

    Here are the top 20 movies at international theaters last weekend, followed by international gross for the weekend (excluding North America), number of theater locations, number of territories, worldwide gross to date (including North America), and number of weeks in release as compiled Wednesday by global media measurement company Rentrak Corp. and provided by Hollywood.com:

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    1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I," 4,151,954, 10,686 locations, 40 territories, 8,101,506, one week.

    2. "Due Date," ,731,005, 6,494 locations, 30 territories, 2,901,293, three weeks.

    3. "Saw 3D," ,542,867, 1,775 locations, 29 territories, 1,127,944, four weeks.

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    4. "Red," ,821,758, 4,045 locations, 28 territories, 2,648,471, six weeks.

    5. "Unstoppable," ,222,141, 5,453 locations, 36 territories, ,620,825, two weeks.

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    6. "Resident Evil: Afterlife," ,106,187, 3,050 locations, 12 territories, 3,984,660, 11 weeks.

    7. "Despicable Me," ,918,436, 2,773 locations, 30 territories, 7,349,690, 20 weeks.

    8. "The Social Network," ,887,179, 1,809 locations, 46 territories, 4,758,515, eight weeks.

    9. "Potiche," ,360,778, 587 locations, four territories, ,100,938, three weeks.

    10. "Skyline," ,315,425,4,210 locations, nine territories, ,484,556, two weeks.

    11. "Five Minarets in New York," ,081,118, 696 locations, three territories, ,560,181, three weeks.

    12. "Jackass 3D," ,405,369, 1,917 locations, 18 territories, 5,411,691, six weeks.

    13. "Little White Lies," ,720,715, 666 locations, three territories, ,859,318, five weeks.

    14. "Choin," ,674,257, NA, one territory, ,979,566, two weeks.

    15. "Paranormal Activity," ,225,543, 2,690 locations, 27 territories, 4,196,879, five weeks.

    16. "SP: the Motion Picture," ,224,179, NA, one territory, ,350,730, four weeks.

    17. "Around the World in 50 Years," ,581,919, 1,205 locations, 12 territories, ,718,207, 16 weeks.

    18. "Arthur and the Two Worlds War," ,560,913, 899 locations, eight territories, ,404,651, six weeks.

    19. "The Next Three Days," ,465,256, 2,682 locations, three territories, ,777,990, one week.

    20. "Megamind," ,409,117, 4,403 locations, seven territories, 2,469,574, four weeks.

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