"Pirates" Extends Its Rule Overseas

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"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" for the sixth time becomes the top holder of weekend overseas box office list.
Looks like it is still hard to beat "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in the weekend overseas box office. Drawing an estimated $44 million from about 8,500 screens in 48 markets, this adventurous flick once again beats its competitor to stay firmly on the top of the list for the sixth consecutive weekend. With this result, the Walt Disney Co. smash thus has scored an overseas box-office total to date of $463 million and $855 million worldwide and so, jumps to the 12th rank on the all-time box-office hit list.

The biggest contribution to the picture's weekend tally came from its Spain opening which collected $11.5 million from 980 screens. Great outcome was also gained in France where it pulled an estimated $8.5 million in its second weekend while it managed to earn $5.6 million and $2.3 million in Germany and U.K, respectively.

Lining up behind, "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" comes to take the second slot after taking an estimated $8 million from 3,002 screens in 12 markets followed by "Miami Vice" which garnered $7.5 million from 1,700 screens in 20 territories. "Monster House" steps up next with $6 million from 1,330 screens in 11 territories, placing itself in front of "The Break-Up" that has landed an estimated $5.7 million from 1,200 screens in 33 territories.

Rounding up from the sixth to tenth rank are "Cars" with an estimated $4.5 million tally on about 4,000 screens in 38 territories, "Over the Hedge" with $4.5 million it acquired from 2,828 sites in 49 markets, "Superman Returns" with $4 million from about 3,000 screens in 55 territories, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" with 3.2 million from 1,500 locations in 40 territories, and "Nacho Libre" with $3 million from 693 screens in only 8 markets.

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