Spanish-US co-production The Others is poised to overtake raunchy local comedy Torrente 2: Mission In Marbella (Torrente 2: Mision En Marbella) at the Spanish box office this week as the highest grossing domestic film in history.
As of last weekend, the Warner Sogefilms release The Others - director Alejandro Amenabar's horror title starring Nicole Kidman - had grossed $20.05m (pts3.671bn) in its sixth week on release.
Still showing on more than 300 prints and earning more than $1.4m (pts250m) per week, the film should have no trouble surpassing Torrente 2, which had taken $20.09m (pts3.678bn) as of September 2 after a March 30 release.
Co-produced and distributed by Lolafilms, Torrente 2 currently holds the title as the biggest domestic hit ever, and is fourth on the list of all-time top grossers in Spain behind Fox's Titanic, Buena Vista's The Sixth Sense and Fox's Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
If it continues its current rate of business, The Others could oust The Phantom Menace from its number three position, where it stands with $21.5m (pts3.941bn). The Sixth Sense earned $23.9m (pts4.4bn) while Titanic holds the number one position with $36.4m (pts6.7bn).
The Others is a co-production between Sogecine and El Escorpion in Spain and Cruise/Wagner Productions in the US, with backing from Studio Canal and Miramax.