Despite a slew of new entries no impact was made against theone-two international punch of Troyand Van Helsing this week.
For the second week running the pair accounted for twothirds (67%) of the international market. Troyadded a further 11 territories to its count, including Japan, South Korea andItaly as well as expanding in the UK from a one screen platform to 504locations, putting it at 58 territories in total.
Troy's swift tenday $146.9m cumulative gross makes up some for a disappointing North Americanperformance. Wolfgang Petersen's epic tale should have no problem passing $200minternationally but its ability to reach other benchmarks will depend on how itstands up to summer competitors starting with Roland Emmerich's
Van Helsing addedjust Venezuela to its territory count this week for a 42 territory total. SouthKorea and Japan are among the territories still to receive the film and withthe Japanese release not scheduled until September it will be some time beforeits true international success can be judged.
France, Thailand, Panama and French-speaking Switzerlandreceived Cannes Jury President Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 boosting it back into third place. The film hasgrossed $66m so far, however, despite having a few territories left to open(including Spain, Russia and Brazil) it looks like falling well short of
The highest new entry was German comedy Der Wixxer which saw strong launches in Germany and Austria providea $3.4m weekend and a top five international slot.
Accompanying its massive North American launch
Also making its international debut was the Coen Brothers'Cannes competitor The Ladykillers,which launched in Spain and Japan.
Meanwhile, another Cannes competitor, Walter Salles'
Chart leadership should change hands next week as Fox's