- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The International box office arena heated up this past weekend with the addition of stateside hit “Paranormal Activity” and a $21.4 million gross in just 20 territories.

“Despicable Me,” which opened in North America back on July 9, was the No. 2 movie with nearly $20 million in 34 international territories. With a worldwide total of nearly $450 million, “Despicable Me” has proven to be a family favorite across the globe.

“Eat Pray Love,” which debuted domestically in August, held its own at No. 9 and continued to enjoy some of the widest exposure on the planet. With its exotic locations and international stars Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, the film was playing in a whopping 58 territories. It earned about $7.2 million this past weekend, bringing its worldwide total to nearly $181 million.

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:

1. “Paranormal Activity,” $21,362,241, 4,910 locations, 20 territories, $73,121,672, one week.

2. “Despicable Me,” $19,756,450, 3,976 locations, 34 territories, $454,536,204, 16 weeks.

3. “The Social Network,” $9,714,048, 4,952 locations, 22 territories, $106,136,455, four weeks.

4. “Little White Lies,” $9,159,236, 594 locations, 3 territories, $12,223,295, one week.

5. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” $7,702,158, 3,284 locations, 40 territories, $101,716,896, five weeks.

6. “Life As We Know It,” $7,663,187, 4,765 locations, 19 territories, $58,520,064, three weeks.

7. “Legend of the Guardians: Owl of Ga’hoole,” $7,561,698, 5,400 locations, 38 territories, $101,228,277, five weeks.

8. “Eat Pray Love,” $7,210,296, 2,530 locations, 58 territories, $180,883,580, 11 weeks.

9. “Red,” $6,277,042, 4,581 locations, 13 territories, $58,749,024, two weeks.

10. “The Tow,” $5,367,229, 3,122 locations, 24 territories, $118,139,379, six weeks.

11. “Arthur and the Two Worlds War,” $4,128,158, 867 locations, 4 territories, $13,240,754, two weeks.

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