Worldwide Box Office Update - pre-Harry Potter and Rings

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  1. Steve Christou

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    Before Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings take over the charts, here are the 25 biggest films at the worldwide boxoffice, Harry Potter is already in the top 20 after just 5 days!!

    The most expensive film of the year Pearl Harbor is no.1 but only just, Shrek has done extremely well for a non-Disney animated movie, and its still the no.1 film of the year in the US, lets see if Monsters inc passes it.

    01)$438.0-Pearl Harbor

    02)$433.9-Shrek

    03)$416.0-The Mummy Returns

    04)$344.8-Planet of the Apes

    05)$341.2-Jurassic Park III

    06)$332.6-Hannibal

    07)$283.7-Rush Hour2

    08)$254.4-Bridget Jones's Diary

    09)$232.1-American Pie 2

    10)$230.0-A.I.Artificial Intelligence

    11)$215.1-Tomb Raider

    12)$192.9-Cats & Dogs

    13)$186.0-Fast and the Furious

    14)$184.1-Spirited Away

    15)$159.7-Monsters Inc.

    16)$142.5-The Others

    17)$138.3-America's Sweethearts

    18)$136.6-Moulin Rouge

    19)$129.8-Swordfish

    20)$129.7-Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    21)$129.4-Spy Kids

    22)$127.8-The Mexican

    23)$125.8-Scary Movie 2

    24)$117.9-Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    25)$113.0-Dr.Dolittle 2
     
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    ---14)$184.1-Spirited Away----

    Can this one count for worldwide box office. It hasn't seen a release in North America yet......or has it? Has it gone the art house circuit already?
     
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    Spirited Away probably grossed 184m in Japan only, a huge anime hit in that country, but I think the most popular Japanese movie is still the epic anime Princess Mononoke by the same director, not sure if Spirited Away has beaten that.

    Shrek no.1 in the US and Spirited Away no.1 in Japan, animation rules!
     
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    Well, it is #1 all time in Japan, since it just recently passed Titanic, which was the previous recordholder, ahead of PM.

    Thanks for the numbers on Spirited Away, since I hadn't heard what the official totals were. Impressive.

    Jason
     
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    I really would like to see "Spirited Away" but even if it is released in NA, it has a snowball's chance in hell of ever making it into a theatre where I live.
     
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    Actually Edwin it might Princess Mononoke made it to Victoria for a few weeks (saw it 4 times even though it was dubbed). So Spirited Away might make in a few months because it would make a good late winter/early spring release.
     

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