Flightplan; Jodie FosterFlightplan opened recently in much of Europe, and is continuing to sell a rather baffling number of tickets. Already at $60 million from international sales, according to Reuters the movie was at the top of 15 different national box offices over the weekend, including those in Italy, Spain, and France. Here's my question: why is this happening?

Looking back at how the movie did in the US, I see that it was #1 for two weeks, which really isn't particularly impressive. Additionally, while some critics loved it, overall it wasn't that well reviewed - what has led to such a positive reception abroad? I'd love for some of our non-US readers to weigh in here - do big-budget Hollywood movies always do well in certain markets, no matter what? Is it Jodie Foster? Great advertising? Boredom?