Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End races past $400 million overseas
At World's End is the 24th film in Hollywood history to have grossed more than $400 million overseas, and the fifth Disney title to pass that milestone.Updated: Jun 04, 2007 19:08 IST
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End overwhelmed the international box office for the second consecutive weekend, making off with an estimated $105.4 million from 103 markets.
Its foreign total stands at $408.8 million. Worldwide, including North America, At World's End has grossed $625.3 million to date.
At World's End is the 24th film in industry history to have grossed more than $400 million overseas, and the fifth Disney title to pass that milestone.
The latest in the Pirates film already has grossed 16% more than the final international total ($350 million) of 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and 60% of the final overseas gross ($642 million) accumulated by last year's Dead Man's Chest.
The weekend's only new market was India, where At World's End made off with an estimated $1.4 million, 50% more than the combined opening gross in the market of the first two Pirates titles. It was the market's third-biggest opening ever, Disney said.
At World's End was No 1 with mighty market share everywhere. In Japan, it earned $11.5 million (off just 4%), for a market total of $35.5 million. In the UK, the weekend tally also was $11.5 million (down 49%), for a total of $57 million.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man 3 registered a weekend estimate of $11.8 million from 77 territories, lifting its overseas total to $525.7 million. Sony said it now ranks as the 12th-biggest overseas box office hit in industry history, one notch behind last year's The Da Vinci Code,, which grossed $539.7 million. Worldwide, Spider-Man 3 has earned $844 million in five weeks.
Zodiac performed well despite the tentpole onslaught, grossing $5.8 million from 38 territories. The crime drama's overseas total stands at $26.4 million.
Shrek the Third added four markets -- India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand -- to an as-yet-limited foreign rollout, garnering an estimated $4 million from nine territories. Its overseas total rose to $27.6 million. It will bow in 36 territories by June 30.
Other foreign totals:
28 Weeks Later, $16.7 million; Shooter, $44.3 million; Mr. Bean's Holiday, $181.2 million; Hot Fuzz, $50.1 million; and 300, $232.2 million.