300 Conquers World Box Office

Variety reports that 300 dominated the international box office this weekend:

The Spartans have conquered the world, as “300” completely dominated the international box office over the weekend, with $48 million from 5,000 playdates in 33 markets.

War actioner easily killed off rivals everywhere, taking in double the combined grosses of the next four films — “Norbit,” “Music and Lyrics,” “Ghost Rider” and “Night at the Museum” — as it launched its assault in 20 new territories two weeks after its socko Stateside opening.

The international coin for the Warner Bros. pic marks the best weekend perf by a movie abroad since “Casino Royale” took in $66 million overseas during the final frame of November; “300” has bagged $79 million offshore for a worldwide total topping $241 million.

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Source: Variety