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Kill Bill Volume 2 Beats Competition, Volume 1

April 27th, 2004

Kill Bill: Volume 2's first foray into the foreign markets proved very profitable. The film earned $18.5 million in 21 markets and increases compared to the debut of the original in all but one market. Many of those increases were in the double-digit range so it's an impressive start. Unfortunately, one of the largest markets for the first film, Japan, saw a huge 47% drop for Volume 2. This can easily be explained by the fact that half of Volume 1 took place in Japan.

A big opening in France of all places helped Starsky and Hutch bounced up into second place with $9.2 million in 29 markets. So far in it's run the 70s Buddy Cop Comedy has raked in over $50 million.

The Passion of the Christ dropped to third this week, but its box office of $8.0 million was enough to push its international total to $206 million.

Just behind was 50 First Dates with $7.8 million. Still relatively early in its international run, it has earned $36.3 million in 29 markets.

Rounding out the top five was Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed with $6.2 million which was enough to push its international total to $76. 5 million. Worldwide it has made just over $150 million now, evenly split between the domestic and international markets.

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Source: Variety

Filed under: International Box Office, The Passion of the Christ, 50 First Dates, Starsky & Hutch, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2