Despite dipping 50% in its second week in the US, Pearl Harbor has remained rather more buoyant in the UK in its second week, dropping only 21% with a three-day weekend gross of $2,863,772 on 455 screens. So far, the critically-panned Bay-Bruckheimer epic has grossed £8,913,994 in the UK.
The Mummy Returns, by comparison, has amassed a four-week cume of nearly $24m and has kept a firm hold on the number two slot with no percentage drop from last week. The film is the eighth biggest opener this year so far.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Columbia TriStar's The Tailor Of Panama wove its magic as the weekend's biggest opener, returning $265,706 from the country's key locations. However, Pearl Harbor, in its second week on release, continues to block out all opposition, with a mammoth three-day figure of $1,961,221. Also notable is that the film's screen average, at $4,703, is almost double that of nearest rival, Tailor, at $2,252. And that despite playing on almost four times as many screens.
Proving that it has legs, as well as a hefty kick, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is still tickling Finns' fancies. In its eleventh week on release in Finland, Ang Lee's martial art-house blockbuster has now grossed some $1,124,639 but was only bettered last week - albeit by some distance - by The Mummy Returns.
In Australia, Pearl Harbor took $2,847,955 from its four-day opening weekend, the biggest result for this year. This had grown to $3,527,652 by the fifth day after its June 7 opening. The film had the benefit of holiday weekend crowds and a massive 411-screen rollout, not to mention plenty of hype, with distributor BVI opening its television campaign way back in April.
Germany, meanwhile, saw two very different films making a splash this past weekend - the ubiquitous Pearl Harbor, which landed with a resounding $6,681,579 splash off a mammoth 1061-screen release over the four-day weekend; and Patrice Chereau's Intimacy, which was the fifth biggest attraction with $264,207. The raunchy relationship drama, which premiered at this year's Berlinale, rustled up a very respectable screen average of $4,194 from Prokino's 63-screen release.