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T3 Takes International Box Office Race

August 6th, 2003

Opening in 12 new markets, and winning all 12, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines grabbed an amazing $34 million over the weekend. Its international total is already at $139.5 million, just shy of the $143 million it has earned domestically. After winning the previous three weekends with relatively small number of prints, Terminator 3 release has expanded to 45 markets and 5800 prints.

Those figures were much higher than second place Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. The pirate movie made $7.9 million in just 8 markets including a number one finish in Mexico.

Finding Nemo crossed its first international milestone earning $3.9 million in 19 markets to pass $50 million. That may seem like a small figure, but Finding Nemo has yet to open in many major international markets including France, U.K., Australia, Germany and Japan.

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Source: Reuters

Filed under: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines