Hmmm, ...this is surprising. I hear the Mummy is beating out The Dark Knight in overseas markets. 'Mummy' stays on top overseas
'Dark Knight' finishes a distant second in the frame
By Frank Segers
Aug 10, 2008, 04:48 PM ET
Universal's "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" triumphed at the international boxoffice over the weekend, seizing the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive stanza with an estimated $56.1 million from 6,453 screens in 49 territories.
The China-set adventure thriller has nearly doubled its domestic gross to date, racking up an overseas cume so far of $141.1 million. Finishing No. 1 in 16 of 22 new territories, "Mummy" racked up notably muscular debut tallies in France ($5 million from 572 sites), Germany ($6.6 million from 650 locations) and Taiwan ($3.6 million from just 91 locations for an amazing per-screen average of $39,560).
"Mummy" easily bested the weekend's No. 2 title, Warners' "The Dark Knight," which registered $35.1 million from 7,000 screens in 56 markets. The latest Batman adventure has grossed $263.1 million overseas so far, a sum far outpaced by its domestic cume of $441.5 million.