Cast Away Continues Its Stay At Top Of Int. BO
L'Est and Mikros Image handled the visual effects for the French thriller. In fourth, VERTICAL LIMIT located an additional $421,484, raising its Japanese cume to $6.96 million. At #5, THIRTEEN DAYS rocketed in $400,609, increasing its Japanese cume to $4.58 million. DINOSAUR stomped into seventh, grossing $335,075, thereby bringing its Japanese cume to $8.07 million. In eighth, THE 6TH DAY added $212,770 to its $4.38 million cume. In Hong Kong, making a 323% gain from its debut last week, 102 DALMATIANS leashed $1.18 million in third, lifting its Hong Kong total to $1.46 million. CAST AWAY rolled into fourth, with a gross of $919,638, raising its Hong Kong cume to $1.03 million. At #5, VERTICAL LIMIT leapt into fifth, grossing $887,777, thus growing its Hong Kong cume of $1.65 million. POCKET MONSTERS REVELATION (i.e. POKEMON) placed sixth, with a gross of $246,797, increasing its Hong Kong cume to $419,797. In South Africa, the reissue of THE EXORCIST possessed $234,328 in its debut. In third, VERTICAL LIMIT dusted off $147,838, bringing its South African cume to $868,360. CHARLIE'S ANGELS descended into seventh, grossing $32,590, thus raising its South African total to $1.84 million. In eighth, SCARY MOVIE laughed in $27,180, advancing its South African cume to $945,304. At #9, CROUCHING TIGER uncovered $25,130, increasing its South African total to $63,035. Closing out the top ten, LITTLE NICKY added $20,102 to its South African cume of $319,110. In Canada, TRAFFIC directed $818,089 more into execs' pockets, advancing its Canadian cume to $4.95 million. In third, SNATCH stole $811,955, bringing its Canadian cume to $1.97 million. CAST AWAY drifted into fourth, with a gross of $784,236, raising its Canadian total to $13.11 million. In sixth, CROUCHING TIGER added $505,870 to its $4.77 million Canadian cume. Box office figures were obtained on Variety.com and HollywoodReporter.com.