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Pirates Take Weekly Crown as Terminator Crosses Milestone

August 20th, 2003

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl led the way internationally this week with four first place finishes in its four openings. Belgium, France, Holland and Spain all saw amazing premieres as the movie earned $24.1 million to raise its worldwide total past the $300 million mark. It is now just a few million away from entering the Top 100 Worldwide box office.

Meanwhile, Terminator 3 dropped to second place as it crossed the $200 million mark sometime during the mid-week. Its weekly totals are slowing down with $16.1 million this week. Also, it is quickly running out of major markets with only China and Italy to go.

American Pie: The Wedding, as American Wedding is known overseas, managed third place despite being released in just two markets. This week it earned $8.5 million in just the U.K. and Australia.

Finding Nemo has yet to create a major wave internally adding just $2.5 million for a total of $61 million. It will open in Australia on Aug 28, which should generate some impressive numbers. But even after that, major openings are few and far between till the Christmas season.

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Source: Screen Daily

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