“Hollow Man” scared the living daylights out of auds in Argentina, Hong Kong and Sweden during the weekend, while “Scary Movie” thrilled the U.K. and “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” made merry in Mexico.
Paul Verhoeven’s invisible man saga ruled in Argentina, grossing an estimated $464,000 from Thursday through Saturday, and in Hong Kong, with an estimated $433,000 in the same period. The Kevin Bacon starrer fetched an estimated $260,000 on Friday-Saturday in Sweden; it was unclear from prelim figures whether “Hollow Man” or local title “Together” (set in a Stockholm commune in the mid-1970s) took line honors.
Columbia TriStar’s sci-fier held pole position in Spain, despite falling by about 43% after a stellar debut, collecting an estimated $900,000 on Friday-Saturday, ahead of freshman “Road Trip.”
“Scary Movie” minted an estimated $2.5 million on 426 prints on Friday-Saturday in the U.K., comfortably ahead of Guy Ritchie’s crime caper “Snatch,” which caught an estimated $1.8 million in its soph session on 387 after a boisterous bow, easing by 25%.
Miramax’s horror spoof was No. 1 for the second weekend in a row in Oz, ringing up an estimated $1 million in four days on 172, bringing its 11-day territory total to $3 million.
Fox’s laffer “Big Momma’s House” landed Down Under in second spot with an estimated $901,000 on 198. The “Nutty Professor” sequel was top of the class in Mexico, scoring an estimated $450,000 in two days on 228.
In its first major market engagement, “Coyote Ugly” pulled an estimated $1 million on 500 in Germany (Thursday through Saturday with partial estimates for Sunday), placing third behind “The X-Men,” which fetched an estimated $1.8 million in its second lap after a potent preem, and the resilient “Road Trip’s” estimated $1.4 million in its third.
“Ugly” took top spot in Austria, coining an estimated $192,000 on 60 in the same frame, ahead of “X-Men” and “Road Trip.” “The Perfect Storm” raked in $212,000 in its first day on 56 prints in Belgium, which blew away the territory’s opening day scores of “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Face/Off” and “Con Air,” according to Warner Bros. Intl.
After a solid start to its international mission in Italy, “Space Cowboys” ranked No. 1 in its first day in Paris, on par with the openings there of “Absolute Power,” “In the Line of Fire” and “Contact.”