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‘Passion’ tops $100 mil o’seas

Worldwide total stands at $431 mil across 43 markets

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” crossed the $100 million milestone outside North America Tuesday after Icon reported its offshore total through last weekend at $99.3 million.

Icon revised its international cume from the $80.3 million it reported Monday with more up-to-date numbers from various territories. The worldwide total is $431 million.

The biblical epic has been released in 43 markets. Latin America has generated $36.2 million, Australasia has contributed $10.8 million and Poland has clocked $9.4 million.

Western Europe (including last weekend’s bows in France, Spain, Holland and Scandinavia as well as holdovers in the U.K. and Germany) has chipped in with $21.8 million.

The religious drama opens today in Italy and on the weekend in India and several small Eastern Euro markets.

It’s tracking to do around $200 million abroad, depending partly on how it’s received in Japan, where it debuts next month.

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