'The Others', 'Jeepers Creepers' keep on scaring
Rounding out an eventful weekend abroad, “The Others” captivated Australian auds, “Scary Movie 2” saw a rollicking bow in Germany, “Jeepers Creepers” reigned in Spain, and “The One” kicked butt in Southeast Asia.Nicole Kidman starrer “The Others” rang up $1.3 million in four days on 207 screens Down Under, including previews, and ruled in its soph session in Mexico, fetching an estimated $830,000 Friday-Saturday on 256. Local comedy “The Man Who Sued God” eased by 26% in its third session in Oz, claiming a celestial $2.6 million to date, while “Zoolander” fell by 34%, taking a so-so $1.3 million in 11 days. Horror spoof “Scary Movie 2” raked in approximately $3 million in three days on 638 in Germany, dwarfing the second lap of “Swordfish” ($478,000 on 501). Serious horror fans turned out in reasonable numbers for “Jeepers Creepers” in Spain, forking out an estimated $443,000 in two days on 207, ahead of fellow frosh “Training Day,” which arrested a decent $384,000 on 163. “The One,” a martial arts vehicle starring Jet Li, grabbed pole position in Singapore (clocking an estimated $320,000 on 33), Malaysia ($190,000 in three days on 37) and Hong Kong ($174,000 in three days on 31). Jet Li and Bridget Fonda bobbed up in the U.K. in “Kiss of the Dragon,” which placed fourth, mustering a ho-hum $660,000 in three days on 225. Reese Witherspoon starrer “Legally Blonde” had fair debuts in Mexico ($370,000 in three days on 105), Holland ($240,000 on 70) and Brazil ($240,000 on 102). Its strongest market to date is the U.K., where it has courted roughly $6.1 million through its third stanza, slipping just 24%. Despite the star cast headed by Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton, “The Score” added to its string of mediocre openings in Mexico, stealing $285,000 in two days on 158 screens.