‘Prada’ the height of fashion at o’seas B.O.

'WTC' follows in second place with $10.3 mil

“The Devil Wears Prada” has turned heavenly overseas, dominating the weekend’s international weekend moviegoing with $22.7 million at 4,250 playdates.

“Prada,” which won the offshore crown for the second straight frame, kicked its foreign cume up to $75.5 million and its worldwide total to nearly $200 million. With solid launches in Germany and Italy and impressive holds, its weekend take nearly matched the combined grosses of the next three pics — “World Trade Center,” “The Departed” and “Open Season.”

Fox’s Meryl Streep-Anne Hathaway fashonista comedy took in its top number in Germany with $4.4 million at 575, coming in second to the soph sesh of hit local soccer docu “Deutschland: Ein Sommermarchen.” “Devil” won in Italy with $3.7 million at 437 and tied for first with “The Departed” in the U.K. with $3.6 million at 446, off only 11% from its opening for a 10-day cume of $12.8 million.

“Devil” stayed solid in France, where part of the pic’s set, with $1.9 million at 507 for a three-week cume of $10.1 million. It has remained a powerful draw in Paris and its suburbs, winning all three frames.

“Devil” showed traction in Australia with $1.2 million at 304 to bump the three-week total to $9.2 million. Its Taiwanese launch took in $1.2 million at 98.

“Devil,” which launches next frame in New Zealand and Sweden, has helped keep overall foreign biz at healthy levels during the mid-fall, with year-to-date grosses for the five Hollywood distribs nearly 20% ahead of the same pace last year. “Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit” led the same frame last year with $26.4 million.

UIP’s “World Trade Center” finished a distant but decent second with $10.3 million at 3,645 engagements in 44 territories as Oliver Stone’s 9/11 drama continued to connect offshore. “WTC” has cumed $57.3 million overseas and $127 million worldwide.

Best “WTC” figures came from its Italian opening, with $1.9 million at 311 in second and 15% ahead of “Munich,” and its Japanese soph sesh, with $1.9 million at 319, down 42%. It debuted in third in South Korea with $1.1 million at 140.

“The Departed” also took aim at adults with $7.3 million from 1,200 prints in 11 markets — half of that from the U.K. with $3.6 million at 364, off only 13% in its second frame. Jack Nicholson-Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle took the top slot in its Oz launch with $1.8 million at 276, amounting to 40% of the B.O. of the top five pics, and in Singapore with $276,000 at 33.

Cop drama has cumed $16.8 million overseas and $73.4 worldwide, with Spain and Italy its next major markets on Oct. 27.

Sony’s “Open Season” hunted down $7 million at 2,100 sites in 22 markets as the lone family pic, mostly from its Brit launch with $3.2 million at 489 and its Mexican debut with $2.4 million at 614. “Season” has cumed $13.6 million offshore and $73 million worldwide.

Sony’s “Click” kept clicking with $5.8 million at 2,800 in 53 markets, led by its third Blighty frame with $1.8 million at 408. At $82 million internationally, it has surpassed “Fifty First Dates” as Adam Sandler’s top foreign grosser.

German thriller “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” remained a powerful draw in Europe with $4.4 million at 2,083, including $2.85 million from its fifth German frame. Pic’s cumed $68.8 million for Constantin/Summit.

Another local title, Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” dominated in Spain with $3.1 million at 300 for Warner Bros. Fox reported a respectable U.K. launch for Nicholas Hytner’s “The History Boys” with $1.5 million at 293, giving it the best per-engagement average in the top five.

BVI’s “The Guardian” showed moderate buoyancy with $2.6 million at 750 in 10 markets, mostly from a second-place Spanish launch with $1.9 million at 400. The action-adventure opens next weekend in Germany, Mexico and the U.K.

UIP’s foreign expansion of Al Gore docu “An Inconvenient Truth” posted decent returns with $1.4 million at 419 in 19 markets, led by its French fifth-place launch with $678,000 at 100, 14% more than “Bowling for Columbine.” Its German opening of $110,000 at 48 came in 43% less than “Bowling.”

Gore has been promoting the pic, which has cumed $5.8 million overseas and nearly $30 million worldwide, in Europe and attended the Berlin preem.

BVI’s sturdy summer duo — “Cars” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” — chipped in with $1.9 million at 2,345 and $1.3 million at 1,504, respectively. Foreign cumes are $210.7 million for “Cars” and $637.3 million for “Chest.”

Five other pics cleared seven figures — “Step Up” with $1.9 million at 681; UIP’s “You, Me and Dupree” with $1.9 million at 900 in 30 markets, with slightly over half in its Spanish launch; Fox’s “Little Miss Sunshine” with $1.8 million at 615, half via its Australian launch; UIP’s “Barnyard” with $1.2 million at 837 in 13 markets; and UIP’s “Miami Vice” with $1.2 million at 800 in 30 markets for a foreign cume of $93.5 million and a worldwide total of $156 million.

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