DreamWorks SKG's animated blockbuster Shrek is repeating its storming North American performance in the international markets. The film, which has opened at number one in the majority of the territories that have received it, has now passed the $100m international box office mark.
UIP, which distributes Shrek in most international territories, reports its total gross on the film as $111.3m. Top performing territories include the UK ($28.5m), Australia ($14.3m) and Germany ($10.9m). In France it has notched up 2.5m admissions, roughly equivalent to $15m.
Notable territories where the film is handled by an alternate distributor include South Korea and Iceland. In South Korea distributor CJ Entertainment, a DreamWorks founding investor, has taken $5.1m. Shrek has grossed $125,982 after 10 days in Iceland, where it is distributed by Ice Entertainment, the new company set up in spring 2001 by local distributors Haskolabio and Samfilm.
Featuring the voice talents of an all-star cast including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, Shrek started its international roll-out on June 7 in Singapore, after opening in North America on May 18. Few territories have still to receive the film, with those remaining including Nordic states Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
With its domestic tally, a massive $255.5m after 11 weeks and still climbing, Shrek's worldwide gross now stands at over $372m. It should ease past the $400m mark, already achieved by The Mummy Returns in mid-July, within the next few weeks.