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That sinking feeling experienced by many exhibitors overseas last week was caused not so much by the inevitable, albeit slight, slowing down of the good ship Titanic but of the lead weight from a bunch of U.S. releases. Generally, exhibs are relying on holdovers led by Titanic, which cruised to $1.032 billion late last week after pocketing a still-remarkable $32.6 million on 5,400 screens.
Fox Intl.s flagship has grossed a staggering $24.2 million in four weeks in China, doubling the previous record held by True Lies.
The Man in the Iron Mask harvested $9.4 million from 2,417 screens in 21 countries, and its total jumped to $65.8 million. The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer wowed Brazil with $1.3 million in four days on 187.
As Good As It Gets minted about $6 million on 1,828 screens in 44 markets, propelling the cume to an estimated $123 million. James Brooks comedy is a steady earner in Japan with $2.8 million after the third weekend.
Another stayer, Good Will Hunting progressed to $75.4 million.
-- Dan Draghici (email@example.com), May 04, 1998
-- Thomas M. Terashima (titanicShack@yahoo.com), May 13, 1998.