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Pirates Rule International Waters

September 12th, 2003

With huge openings in Germany, Italy and others Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl easily won this week's international box office race with $38.5 million. This includes first place opening of $10.5 million in Germany, $4.2 million in Italy and excellent holdovers in other nations; it was in first place after five weeks in the U.K. Internationally it has earned $190 million international and over $100 million in Europe alone.

Well back were Bruce Almighty with $7.9 million, most of that from it's opening in France and American Pie: The Wedding with $7.0 million in still just a handful of markets.

Finding Nemo was fourth with $4.8 million helped by a strong holdover in Australia. The next big opening for Finding Nemo will be on October 10th in the U.K. After than we will have a better handle on where the movie will end up on international and worldwide charts.

Thanks to big openings in Spain and Hong Kong The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen made the top five with $4.5 million. Expect international performances to beat its domestic haul, but that will be too little, too late to save this production.

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