For the second week in a row, sci-fi adventure John Carter remained the No. 1 film around the world, grabbing another $40.7 million across 54 markets.
The live-action animation fantasy-action film earned a total of $179.2 million worldwide, with 70 percent of the revenues (or $126 million) from its international reception.
In the US the film is largely perceived as a flop, earning only $13.5 million in its second weekend, following what was considered a weak opening of $30.6 million last weekend, considering its massive $250 million budget, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
John Carter, starring Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) in the title role and directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E), dropped to No. 2 in Australia, No. 3 in South Korea and Germany, and came in fourth in France and the UK.
Jumping to second place, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax collected $11.6 million from 16 markets, mostly due to a $9.7 million opening in Russia.
The 3D animated story, featuring the voices of pop star Taylor Swift, Zac Efron (High School Musical) and Danny DeVito, opens in eight more markets next weekend.
At No. 3, the romantic-comedy This Means War, costarring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Thomas Hardy (Inception), made $9.15 million in 58 territories, climbing to No. 1 in Brazil and No. 2 in Mexico.
Ranking fourth, horror film The Devil Inside drew $7.4 million from 40 countries, reaching No. 1 in the UK with $3.1 million.
Other notable films included the comedy action film 21 Jump Street, landing at No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in the UK, and overall hauling in $7 million from 11 markets. The comedy action picture, starring Jonah Hill (Moneyball) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe), was the top movie in the US, making $35 million.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol earned more than $100 million in China; Project X, the high school comedy produced by the director of The Hangover, made $5.6 million in 26 territories, reaching No. 2 in France; and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows headed for the top spot in Japan in its second weekend in the country.
- Taylor Kitsch