You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Fast,’ ‘Cats’ rule tame B.O. o’seas

'Others,' 'Diary' showing legs in races abroad

In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain.

Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated $1.6 million in four days from 174 locations Down Under, ahead of Warner/Roadshow’s critter caper, which fetched $1.3 million on 285 screens. Roadshow reported that “Cats & Dogs” beat the bows of “Chicken Run” and “Dr. Dolittle 2.”

“The Princess Diaries” fell by 33% in its soph session in Oz, penning a fair $1.3 million in 11 days; however, BVI expects it to rally on weekdays, with school kids on vacation in two states. “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” surfaced with a watery $110,000 on 189, overshadowed by those animatronic pets, but, again, BVI is hoping for a holiday uplift.

Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” conjured up roughly $1.8 million Friday-Saturday on 423 in Blighty, plus $423,000 in previews. Sci-fier picked up an estimated $983,000 in two days on 271 in Spain, trailing “The Others,” which snared $1.4 million on 271. Poisonous word of mouth sent “A.I.” plunging by 53% in Australia, where the 11-day tally is a soft $1.4 million.

‘Rouge’ in the pink

“Moulin Rouge” is generating good vibes in its third stanza in the U.K., orchestrating an estimated $2.1 million Friday-Sunday, down only 19%, hoisting the market total to a terrif $12.1 million.

Stablemate “Planet of the Apes” set a company-opening record in India, munching on $485,000 on 107, and eased by 35% in Italy, scoring a handy $3.8 million in 10 days.

In Germany, the best of the rookies was “The Animal,” which notched a mediocre $636,000 Thursday-Saturday on 358.

Showing remarkable stamina, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” held sway in Germany, ringing up $1.3 million in its fifth romp on 489, followed by the 10th outing of Western spoof “Der Schuh des Manitu” ($929,000 on 563) and the second of “A.I.” ($865,000 on 546).

‘Knight’ hot in Mexico

Sony’s “A Knight’s Tale” ruled in its second joust in Mexico, capturing $474,000 in two days on 271 (up 16%), eclipsing the third round of “Original Sin” ($204,000 on 220) and blah freshmen “Angel Eyes” ($193,000 on 150) and “Kiss of the Dragon” ($158,000 on 194).

“A Knight’s Tale” debuted in Brazil with a fair $246,000 in two days on 201, No. 2 behind the third weekend of “Scary Movie 2.” The Antonio Banderas/Angelina Jolie headliner “Sin” didn’t set Latino pulses races as Fox estimated that its Argentinean preem netted $160,000 in four days on 50 and Brazil minted $275,000 in three days on 127.

More Film

  • Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service

    Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service Direct To Consumer

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

  • Tim Robbins to Be Feted at

    Tim Robbins to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

  • BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019

    BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

  • Wang Zhongjun Chinese movie mogul and

    Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: 10 Standout Moments

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

  • Renny Harlin’s Extraordinary Entertainment Sets Deal

    Renny Harlin’s Extraordinary Entertainment Sets Deal With India’s B4U

    In a sluggish weekend overseas, “The Fast and the Furious” and “Cats & Dogs” put some zip into the Australian B.O. while “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” took the crown in the U.K. with unexceptional figures but was spooked by the third lap of “The Others” in Spain. Actioner “The Fast and the Furious” stole an estimated […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content