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Pirates' International Loot Hits $100 million

August 26th, 2003

Leading the way at the international box office was Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. This weekend's total of $20.5 million also helped the Disney adventure movie pass the $100 million mark internationally. The total was earned with a number one opening in Russia and several low drop-offs in other key markets like the U.K. and France.

Continue to perform well in a limited number of markets was American Pie: The Wedding. The latest in the American Pie trilogy has only opened in 5 markets, but its weekend take of $12.3 million was good enough for second place.

Winding down its international run, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines finished third with $10 million. It is now just a couple of weeks from $250 million internationally and $400 million worldwide.

Also in international box office news, The Matrix Reloaded reached $450 million internationally. It will be interesting to see how well Finding Nemo can perform in comparison. We will know more after next weekend as Finding Nemo opens in Australia on the28th.

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Source: Screen Daily

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