Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) held firm in the UK despite the Harry Potter juggernaut, securing third and fourth places with Mr Deeds and XXX respectively. XXX, showing on around 2,500 screens in the international market including those territories booked by co-producer Revolution Studios and its partners, took $4.4m over the weekend for a grand $117.2m running total. In the UK alone it held well on $700,000, impressively dropping only 27% for a territory cumulative score of $17.3m. In Spain the picture dropped 31% and grossed $330,000 for a $6.6m total, while in Belgium it registered $240,000 and a 31% drop for a $1.5m total.
The Adam Sandler comedy-romance Mr Deeds took $1.8m on 1,000 screens for a $35.5m international cumulative score. Finishing third in the UK, it took $1m on 300 screens, dropping only 13% for a $4.5m territory total. With five major markets still to open, the picture still has a way to go.
Finally, the thriller Panic Room passed the $100m international mark last weekend. It is the fourth CTFDI picture to do so this year behind Spider-Man, Men In Black II and XXX. Stuart Little 2, which took around $1.4m for a $96m total and is yet to open in Brazil, is poised to become the fifth $100m CTFDI release in what has been a banner year for the distributor.