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Nemo's Number One at Pixar

December 10th, 2003

Finding Nemo not only won the weekend in convincing fashion, it also became Pixar's biggest international hit internationally, overtaking Monsters Inc.. The film's performance this week was even more impressive than last week. Number one in 20 markets helped it to another $45.9 million, bringing its total to $283.4 million internationally. That's 28th overall and 3rd for animated movies. However, it is only a few million behind Aladdin for second and will surpass that film mid-week (most likely, it has already done so.) Worldwide, Finding Nemo is even more impressive with $623.1 million, 18th overall.

Earning a little more than last weekend and climbing one spot to second was Love Actually. Adding another $15.6 million boosted the romantic comedy to over $100 million worldwide. And while it is only a modest success Stateside, it should more than triple its domestic take internationally.

It has been a while since S.W.A.T. made headlines at the box office. But this weekend more than a dozen openings in Europe and South America propelled the film to $14.3 million and a third place finish. Its international run has been disappointing when compared to its domestic take of over $100 million.

Master and Commander: Far Side of the World dropped to fourth with only $11.2 million. So far the films performance has only been average. And with a price tag of more than $150 million, average is just not good enough.

Given its setting, opening The Last Samurai in Japan simultaneously with its domestic debut was a no-brainer. The plan worked flawlessly earning $8.4 million and landing the film in fifth place for the weekend.

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Source: Variety

Filed under: Finding Nemo, S.W.A.T., The Last Samurai, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Love Actually