Despitemassive drop offs in some territories (including Australia (63%), Germany(61%), Sweden (57%)) Kill Bill Vol. 2 held up well in its second weekendat the international box office. The film added seven more territories to the20 it launched on a week before and saw a 40% slip overall.
Thehighest new entry was Focus Features' Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mindwhich, despite debuting three weeks ago in Australia, saw its firstinternational chart position this week following a number two bow in the UK forlocal distributor Momentum Pictures.
AdamSandler/Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates added four new territories(Brazil, Estonia, Turkey and Panama) bringing its territory count so far to 25.The film slipped just 9% from the previous week to climb back to second placein the chart. It is now on the verge of $50m internationally.
Koreasupplied another local hit, Arahan, which claimed the number 15 positiondespite playing in the single territory. The $5.4m big-budget Korean film issold internationally by Cinema Service. Directed by Ryu Seung-wan it is anurban superhero film.
Mexicantitle Zapata also pulled off a single territory entry at 23.
MeanwhileUS title Godsend - which saw dismal results in North America thisweekend - had a stronger international debut. The supernatural-thrillerlaunched in Spain where it claimed the number one spot for local distributorAurum.
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Screen International'sTop 30 International Chart is compiled from reports from 60 different countriesoutside North America as well as figures supplied directly by US studios andmajor sales agents.
Where a film isdistributed by different companies for each international territory (e.g. TheLord Of The Rings, The Passion Of The Christ) the international sales agent islisted as distributor along with 'Various' in this field. When a film of thistype has only seen a handful of international openings individual territorydistributors may also be listed.
TheInternational table is compiled each week by Leonard Klady for ScreenInternational.