Highest grossing foreign films

Highest grossing foreign films

  1. Intouchables France $441 million French

France: ‘The Intouchables’

Surprised the highest grossing French film isn’t “Amelie“? While “Amelie” did well at the box office with $173 million, it isn’t the highest-grossing movie to emerge from France. That honor goes to “The Intouchables.”

The film has broken box office records left and right, bringing in $339 million; it’s touted as the one film nearly all of France has seen since its release in November 2011. And it hasn’t even reached the United States, yet.

Go see “The Intouchables” starting May 25, 2012

  1. Life is beautiful Italy $229 million Italian

Italy: ‘Life Is Beautiful’

The story of a man providing laughter among death, “Life Is Beautiful” has brought in $229 million worldwide. It is Italy’s highest grossing film internationally, but not its domestic highest-grossing film.

What a Beautiful Day” toppled “Life is Beautiful” last year. “What a Beautiful Day” is a comedy far different from the movie previously occupying the position of Italy’s biggest movie. It is about a security guard, a cathedral, and a terrorist bomb.

3. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon China $213 million  Chinese

Taiwan: ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

Not only did “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” have amazing acting, fighting, and cinematography, it also had help from several countries. Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, and China all helped make this film. No wonder it was so popular all around the globe, earning $213 million worldwide.

4. Hero China $177 million Chinese

5. India: ‘3 Idiots’

3 Idiots” earned $77 million worldwide and is the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the world. This film about the difficulties of a demanding education performed especially well in Asian markets.

$77 million might not seem like much compared to “The Avengers,” but take into consideration that one Indian Rupee is worth less than 2 cents. Movie tickets are cheap, so everyone can enjoy them. Suddenly, $77 million looks good


  1. Amelie $173 million French

  1. Pans Labyrinth Mexico $83 million Spanish

3 Idiots India $74 million   Hindi, English


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