"Munich" retains lead at box office

Publié le par David CASTEL

Mon Feb 6, 2006 6:23 AM GMT7

By Frank Segers

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Although they scored five Oscar nominations apiece last Tuesday, Steven Spielberg's "Munich" and the Johnny Cash movie "Walk the Line" drew different receptions at the weekend foreign box office.

Spielberg's terrorist thriller was the No. 1 movie for a second weekend, while "Walk the Line" bowed in the No. 3 slot. (In North America, the $110 million (62.5 million-pound) haul for "Walk the Line" is more than double that of "Munich.")

"Munich" grossed an estimated $13.3 million in 40 markets, taking its overseas total to $34.3 million. It easily outpaced the No. 2 title, "Memoirs of a Geisha" ($9 million), and is on course to surpass its domestic tally ($43 million to date) within the next week.

"Walk the Line" bowed in 23 markets to an estimated $8 million, and was No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in Britain and Norway, and No. 3 in Germany and Austria.

The foreign total for "Geisha," which picked up six Oscar nominations, mostly on the craft side, stands at $61.8 million.

The durable "Chicken Little," playing internationally since November 4, yielded an estimated $7.6 million from 32 markets for a foreign haul of $139 million. It was No. 1 in Germany for a second weekend.

"Fun With Dick & Jane" compiled a muscular $6.2 million in 40 markets for an overall total of $52.7 million.

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" hit $366 million, thanks to a $6 million weekend.

"King Kong" picked up $1.5 million for an international total of $321.5 million.

Disney's "Bambi II," the animated sequel to the 1942 classic, opened in five territories for an estimated $3.8 million (Disney says it is not being released domestically).

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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