Heat hits o’seas B.O.

'Hulk' biz mixed; 'Angels,' 'Bruce' sultry

The July B.O. is jumping in most markets as U.S. tentpoles resonate strongly, given more room to breathe than at home.

However, “The Hulk” isn’t a B.O. monster everywhere. The big green guy saw brawny bows last weekend in France, Spain and South Korea, but was pint-sized in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And he absorbed a beating from rookie “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle” Down Under, plunged by 54% in his soph session and outgrossed by “Daddy Day Care,” of all things.

The frame’s champ, the “Charlie’s Angels” sequel minted $22.5 million from nearly 4,000 engagements in 39 markets, propelling cume to $43.2 million, with seven major territories ahead.

McG-helmed caper captured $5.48 million on 761 prints in the U.K., including $625,000 in sneaks, 2% bigger than original and just ahead of “Bruce Almighty’s” second weekend. Femme fighters fetched a socko $3.9 million on 392 in Oz (44% bigger than the first); $909,000 on 500 in Italy (No. 1 but 45% below the original, which didn’t play in summer); $574,000 on 84 in Sweden (60% ahead); and $573,000 on 112 in Holland (4% up, but behind “Bruce’s” second week).

“Throttle” bottled $530,000 on 67 in New Zealand (21% bigger); $530,000 on 109 in South Africa (69% better); $442,000 on 148 in India (32% to the good); and $421,000 on 15 in Taiwan (89% larger).

Sporting better legs overseas than domestically, “Angels” fell by 31% in Japan, taking $2.7 million, spurring the market tally to a fab $11.8 million in nine days. Pic dipped by 23% in South Korea, collecting $1.75 million and advancing to $5.47 million in 10 days.

Hulking

“The Hulk” grabbed $16.4 million from 3,316 playdates in 21 countries, raising the cume to $38.7 million, with 27 markets, including the U.K. and Japan ahead. Eric Bana/Jennifer Connelly starrer drummed up $4.4 million on 701 in France, $2.7 million on 379 in Spain, $1.4 million on 149 in South Korea and $578,000 on 79 in Belgium.

The comicbook-inspired character drew just $1.7 million on 519 in Germany, but UIP said a dispute with two chains over terms, which meant the film didn’t open at those locations until Friday night, wasn’t a factor.

‘Bruce’ divine

“Bruce Almighty” mustered an estimated $15 million from 2,760 screens in 21 markets, hoisting its cume to $97.3 million. Jim Carrey headliner divined $600,000 on 51 in Denmark: a personal best for Carrey and a July record. Spyglass laffer commanded $5.4 million in Blighty (off 35%), upping the territory haul to a socko $22.2 million; $2.4 million in Spain (down 33%), for $7.7 million in 10 days; and $2.1 million in its fourth sojourn in Germany, tallying a dandy $16.5 million so far.

The omens are super-bright for “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” judging by its first offshore appearances. Sony release marshaled $4.08 million on 252 in Russia, including $885,000 in sneaks, a territory record and 6% bigger than “The Matrix Reloaded,” and $483,000 on 92 in Colombia, the third highest debut locally.

“Finding Nemo” caught $4.1 million on 380 in Mexico, an all-time toon high and the industry’s third best ever. Pixar/BVI family pic also set new highs for the animated canon in local currency and admissions in Brazil ($1.1 million on 294), Argentina ($390,000 on 160) and Israel ($265,000 on 32). “Nemo’s” $7.3 million weekend bounty in just 15 countries lifted cume to $18.2 million.

“The Matrix Reloaded” remarkably retained pole position in its fifth orbit in Japan, unearthing $3.5 million, driving the total to $70.3 million; foreign cume hit $411 million. Japanese thriller “Battle Royale 2” was a creditable No. 2, taking $2.8 million.

Local romantic comedy “Crazy First Love” reigned again in South Korea, wooing $2.7 million in its second lap and a wow $8.7 million in 10 days.

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