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Box Office Woes extend Overseas

March 9th, 2004

The earlier domestic box office slow down is starting to affect the international box office as no movie could manage $10 million or more at the box office. Compare that to last week when three movies managed that feat. Even winning 11 Oscars didn't help Lord of the Rings: Return of the King's international box office as it dropped 15% to $9.4 million, although that was enough for it to reclaim the weekly crown. Overall its international total is now just shy of $680 million while its worldwide total is nearing $1.05 billion.

For what seems like months, Something's Gotta Give finished in second place. It was, in reality, only its fourth weekend in second place as the film added another $9.3 million. The film is now probably one week away from hitting $100 million internationally after hitting $200 million worldwide last week.

With strong openings in Germany and Mexico, as well as a firm holdover in the U.K., helped Along Came Polly into third place with $8.4 million. Early in its international run, the film as so far picked up $24.6 million in 14 markets and crossed $100 million worldwide earlier in the week.

Last week's winner, Scary Movie 3 dropped more than 45% at the box office this week falling to fourth place with $6.7 million. It is still two weeks away from $200 million worldwide, and it should cross $100 million internationally not too long after that. That's about twice as much as analysts were expecting.

Rounding out the top five is Brother Bear, which has bounced in and out of the top five already. This week it pulled in another $6.6 million to show 2-D animation isn't dead, at least not internationally. By the end of next weekend it should cross $100 million internationally, and before its finishes it will cross $200 million worldwide.

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Source: Variety

Filed under: International Box Office, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Something's Gotta Give, Scary Movie 3, Brother Bear, Along Came Polly