Cast Away Sails Atop The Int. Box Office Once Again
In Japan, VERTICAL LIMIT retained the second spot with a gross of $525,191, climbing its cume to $6.54 million. In third, THIRTEEN DAYS thrilled audiences to the tune of $466,828, raising its Japanese cume to $4.45 million. DINOSAUR roared into fourth with another $418,183, jumping its Japanese cume to $7.73 million. In fifth, WHAT LIES BENEATH unearthed $379,934, elevating its Japanese cume to $4.27 million. THE 6TH DAY duplicated $377,293 in sixth place, raising its Japanese cume to $4.16 million. In ninth, RED PLANET added $195,764 to its $366,623 million Japanese cume. In South Africa, VERTICAL LIMIT finished in second behind live-action laugher MEET THE PARENTS by grossing $253,594, thereby elevating its cume to $720,522. In fourth, CHARLIE'S ANGELS kicked in another $65,987, lifting its South African cume to $1.8 million. SCARY MOVIE laughed in $59,304 at #5, pushing its South African cume to $917,854. In seventh, 102 DALMATIANS nibbled $57,560, growing its South African cume to $513,065. In a lackluster South African debut in eighth, LOST SOULS located $45,670. In ninth, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON had a sturdy premiere on nine screen taking home $37,905. Closing out the top ten, LITTLE NICKY added $37,522 to its $299,008 South African cume. In Hong Kong, VERTICAL LIMIT filled the third spot in its premiere with a ticket-take of $758,016. The debut of 102 DALMATIANS scored $279,287 in fourth. POCKET MONSTERS REVELATION (i.e. POKEMON 2) made its Hong Kong nod in sixth with a gross of $173,000. At #8, CAST AWAY had a weak premiere, only grossing $109,671. In Spain however, UNBREAKABLE held off CAST AWAY's debut to remain #1, grossing $2.52 million and escalating its cume to $5.54 million. CAST AWAY finished in second with a gross of $1.73 million. In third, BEDAZZLED made its Spanish premiere with a ticket-take of $1.22 million. WHAT LIES BENEATH sunk in another $364,458 at #6, lifting its nine-week Spanish cume to $12.65 million. In eighth, LITTLE NICKY earned $266,451, bringing its Spanish cume to $2.95 million. Box office figures were obtained on Variety.com and HollywoodReporter.com.