Overseas, The Golden Compass continued to lead the way, taking in north of $29 million and bringing its overseas total to $90 million after two weekends -- more than twice what it has earned domestically. I Am Legend debuted in second place with $20 million, despite playing in only seven markets. (It opened in first place in every country.) Legend tied with the animated Bee Movie, which played in 44 countries.
The film will be the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe led by a person of colour.
The actor plays the titular hero in the forthcoming adaptation.
Rock legend Eric Clapton has admitted the era of the guitar may be ''over''.
Following his success with 'The Force Awakens', the director will close out the trilogy.