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International Top of the Chart - Indy Succumbs to Sex

June 11th, 2008

An explosive opening in Australia helped Sex and the City climb into first place on the international box office with $37.64 million on 6588 screens in 39 markets for a total of $92.16 million. In Australia the film opened in first place with an outstanding $7.73 million on 452 screens, which was nearly double its nearest competition. On the other hand, it was not as strong in South Korea where it made $2.33 million on 412 screens over the weekend and $2.92 million in total, which was enough for third place. It also managed third in Brazil with $1.15 million on 166 screens while it only placed fifth in Mexico with $1.20 million on 420 screens. As for holdovers, it made the most in the U.K. but fell 65% to $6.10 million on 469 screens for a total of $31.75 million. On the other hand, it actually rose to first place in Italy down just 28% to $1.99 million on 531 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.35 million after two.

Right behind it, and I mean right behind, was Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with $36.86 million on 7926 screens in 58 markets for a total of $327.42 million domestically and $580.43 million worldwide. The film is now in 42nd place on the All-Time worldwide chart and should cross $600 million before the weekend. Competition has pushed the film out of top spot in most major markets, but it is still the leader in France with $4.74 million on 807 screens over the weekend and $30.77 million in total and in Spain with $2.94 million on 720 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.87 million. The U.K. remains its biggest market with $5.28 million on 525 screens over the weekend for a total of $64.65 million after three. The film has also cracked $20 million in South Korea ($23.66 million), Germany ($22.41 million), and Australia ($22.01 million). The film makes its Japanese debut in a couple weeks, and if it does well there, it could crack $700 million worldwide.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Sex and the City