Seems it's indeed hard to overthrow its reign over the sea. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" turns out to extend its rule on the weekend foreign box office for the eighth time. The Disney's seafaring sequel has successfully garnered an estimated $17.8 million from 48 territories to again claim its place on the top spot of the list, altogether collecting $554.7 million internationally to make up the global total of $962.3 million.
Keeps striving, the flick continues strongly with scoring $3.2 million in France, $2.3 million in Germany, $2.2 million in Japan, and $2.1 million in Spain while superbly opening at reportedly $2.6 million in Greece. With this sweet result, expectation thereby is high on the chance of the picture to surpass within a week the global gross of $976.5 million that "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" has gained to replace it as the third-biggest worldwide box office hit of all time.
Taking the second spot is Michael Mann's "Miami Vice" which managed to add an estimated $11.4 million it has secured from 38 markets to its pocket followed by "Cars" at number 3 with $9.6 million from 35 territories. Overseas total stands at $52 million for the former one while $157.6 million for the latter.
"Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" comes next after acquiring an estimated $7.2 million from 20 markets to make up a total sum of $77.6 million with another animated feature, "Monster House", lining up behind after generating an estimated $5.8 million from 24 markets for an overseas total of $29.1 million.