New Int BO Champ Castaways Competition
With high-grossing nods around the globe, Tom Hanks' CAST AWAY easily floated to the top of the international box office. In Germany, CAST AWAY unseated UNBREAKABLE with an amazing ticket take of US$7.01 million. UNBREAKABLE crashed to second with a gross of $1.84 million, lifting its German cume to $11 million. In fourth, URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT slashed in another $837,915, raising its German cume to $2.6 million. At #6, POKEMON 2000 collected $700,338, growing its German cume to $6.23 million. On only 70 screens versus CAST AWAY's 601, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON placed seventh in its German debut with a gross of $691,566. In ninth, CHARLIE'S ANGELS kicked in an additional $443,084, pushing its German cume to $11.75 million. Rounding out the German top ten, THE 6TH DAY cloned $429,378, bringing its cume to $7.42 million. In the U.K., CAST AWAY took the British Isle for $6 million in a solid premiere. UNBREAKABLE slipped to second, grossing $2.5 million, thereby advancing its U.K. cume to $12.73 million. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON claimed the fourth slot with a gross of $1.48 million, blooming its U.K. cume to $3.06 million. In fifth, 102 DALMATIANS collared another $907,399, increasing its U.K. cume to $11.17 million. At #7, LOST SOULS possessed $435,158 in its initial British run. Following the gothic Satanic trend, BLESS THE CHILD summoned an additional $426,682 in eighth, thus growing its U.K. cume to $1.43 million. In ninth, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS snatched $407,188, elevating its U.K. cume to $21.03 million. In its Italian debut, CAST AWAY scrounged up more than coconuts in first place, grossing $3.75 million. In third, UNBREAKABLE rescued $1.31 million, escalating its Italian cume to $8.63 million. In fifth, WHAT LIES BENEATH scared up another $1.13 million, climbing its Italian cume to $9.52 million. At #6, LOST SOULS seduced $711,263 in its mediocre Italian debut. In Sweden, CAST AWAY took the top spot with a gross of $728,989. Moving up from sixth to finish fourth, CROUCHING TIGER recovered $187,861, raising its Swedish cume to $422,633. In fifth, UNBREAKABLE championed another $174,101, advancing its Swedish cume to $2.16 million. 102 DALMATIANS barked in an additional $143,778, bringing its Swedish cume to $1.46 million. Holding steady in eighth place, SNATCH added $133,249 to its Swedish cume of $883,108. In Spain, the premiere of UNBREAKABLE captured first place with a gross of $3.02 million. WHAT LIES BENEATH drifted into fourth with a gross of $553,191, increasing its Spanish cume to $11.7 million. In sixth, LITTLE NICKY laughed in $440,917, pushing its Spanish cume to $2.68 million. At #7, THE 6TH DAY duplicated another $275,962, bringing its Spanish cume to $4.35 million. RED PLANET descended into eighth place, with a gross of $192,104, raising its Spanish cume to $1.86 million. Finishing off the Spanish top ten, DINOSAUR added $163,147 to its $7.41 million cume. In France, UNBREAKABLE retained the box office crown for the third straight week, grossing $2.3 million, thereby escalating its cume to $14.04 million. In fourth, CHICKEN RUN flew in another $1.07 million, raising its French cume to $12.55 million. At #6, LOST SOULS frightened audiences to the tune of $546,484 in its debut. DINOSAUR roared in $480,258 at #7, bringing its French cume to $25.62 million. In ninth, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS added $414,029 to its $3.24 million French cume. In its South African premiere, VERTICAL LIMIT scaled the box office charts to stake a claim on first place, grossing $465,749. In third, 102 DALMATIANS stole $105,721, elevating its South African cume to $455,515. At #5, SCARY MOVIE bounced in $98,292, growing its cume to $858,550. CHARLIE'S ANGELS finished the week in sixth place, grossing $89,902, thus moving its South African cume to $1.74 million. In seventh, LITTLE NICKY nabbed an additional $89,344, bringing its South African cume to $261,486. CHICKEN RUN cooked up $52,600 in eighth, raising its South African cume to $544,194. THE GRINCH pilfered the ninth slot, earning $33,015, thereby pushing its South African cume to $636,928. Closing out the South African top ten, THE 6TH DAY added $26,809 to its $356,986 cume. In Japan, VERTICAL LIMIT finished in second with a gross of $640,200, lifting its cume to $6.01 million. In third, DINOSAUR stomped in another $611,456, advancing its Japanese cume to $7.32 million.