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‘Bad Boys’ bosses o’seas B.O.

'Bill' thrills in Blighty, Czech Republic

The fall biz is percolating nicely overseas driven by “Bad Boys II,” “Finding Nemo,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” and feisty offshore preems for “Kill Bill, Vol 1.”

The weekend’s champ, the “Bad Boys” sequel captured $16.1 million from 3,625 playdates in 41 territories, hoisting cume to $64.3 million. It’s tracking well ahead of the original, which grossed $75.6 million internationally.

Will Smith/Martin Lawrence starrer notched No. 1 bows in 10 markets, highlighted by Germany’s $5.8 million on 895 screens, including sneaks, Holland’s $900,000 on 107, Austria’s $873,000 on 104, Belgium’s $785,000 on 74 and Switzerland’s $725,000 on 75. Actioner also ruled in Denmark ($574,000 on 71), Hungary and Poland.

Pic experienced typical drops in its soph sessions, drumming up $2.4 million in the U.K. (sliding by 46%) for a nifty total of $9.7 million; and $1.7 million in Spain (off 41%) and $5.6 million so far.

“Finding Nemo” hooked $13.4 million from just 912 screens in 14 countries, propelling cume to $108.3 million, with all of continental Europe ahead.

‘Nemo’ big in Blighty

Fish tale devoured a socko $12.2 million on 453 in Blighty, BVI’s second biggest toon opener behind “Toy Story 2” (which launched during holidays) and the industry’s 10th best ever.

“League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” triumphed in Italy, snaring a sturdy $2.4 million on 337, and in Taiwan, bagging $1.2 million on 91.

Fox believes the Sean Connery starrer opened in top spot in Japan with a no-better-than-ordinary $2.2 million on 362 but Miramax reported the latest “Spy Kids” debuted there with $2.29 million on 145; both figures are estimates as Monday was a public holiday in Japan.

Superheroes saga retained the lead in a ho-hum session in France, fetching $1.7 million (abating by a reasonable 35%), upping the 12-day tally to $4.6 million.

But it plummeted by 62% in Germany (knocked by those bad boys), bringing in $1.9 million, scoring $8.1 million in 11 days; and by 56% in Oz, taking $934,000, tallying $3.8 million to date. Its $13.1 million weekend haul in 32 markets spurred cume to $68.7 million, past domestic’s disappointing $66.4 million. With the U.K., Sweden and Turkey ahead, “League” is on course to hit $100 million.

‘Spy’ strong in Mexico

“Spy Kids 3-D” nabbed a dandy $1.6 million on 244 in Mexico and $185,000 on 57 in Brazil, elevating the cume to $17.2 million in 10 territories.

“Kill Bill” grabbed $271,000 at Blighty’s Odeon flagship in London’s Leicester Square, a primer for its saturation nationwide rollout Friday on 500 screens; and $190,000 on 40 in the Czech Republic, hailed by Miramax as an indie opening record locally.

Brit comedy “Calendar Girls,” which has pocketed a strapping $24.2 million at home, brought in $910,000 on 173 in Oz (good, but below the expectations of some exhibs) and a top-ranked $370,000 on 38 in New Zealand. It’s been a handy earner in Sweden but flopped in Italy.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” added $6.1 million from holdovers, boosting its treasure chest to $321.5 million, including Germany’s $36 million, where it’s outgunned “Armageddon” to rank as producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s most successful pic. With $622 million in the kitty worldwide, it’s No. 17 on the all-time global chart, having overtaken “Jurassic Park: The Lost World.”

Feeding off Spanish auds’ appetite for horror, “Freddy vs. Jason” scared up $1.8 million on 311 in that market, but it was less appealing in Italy, ringing up $858,000 on 246. New Line pic has rustled up $11 million in 15 countries, including a fair $4.3 million in Blighty and $1.4 million in Mexico.

UIP was crowing about “Mother’s Elling,” which garnered $630,000 on 72 in its native Norway, the distrib’s biggest preem there this year. It’s a prequel to local hit “Elling,” which was nommed for best foreign film at the 2002 Academy Awards.

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