August 30th, 2005

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O'seas auds put 'Island' on the map/'Dukes' generates respectable returns in Blighty

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O'seas auds put 'Island' on the map

'Dukes' generates respectable returns in Blighty

By Dave McNary

Compensating for a disappointing domestic performance, "The Island" won its third straight foreign box office crown with $9.7 million at more than 4,800 screens in 48 markets during a moderate weekend. Michael Bay's sci-fi actioner crossed the $100 million milestone in offshore grosses.

The solid foreign returns for "The Island," starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, underscore the growing importance of international markets to support big-budget studio tentpoles. Foreign cume for "The Island," handled offshore by Warner Bros., has hit $101.6 million -- nearly triple the $35 million Stateside gross for DreamWorks.

"The Island" led in launches in Italy, Greece and Sweden, while its soph sesh in France and third frame in Mexico topped those markets. Top contribution came from France, with $2.2 million at 640 playdates for a 38% drop and a $7 million cume.
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'Tom and Thomas' schedule on US premium cable for September






Tom & Thomas
Directed by Esmé Lammers. Starring Sean Bean, Aaron Johnson, Inday Ba, Derek de Lint, Bill Stewart, Sean Harris.
A painter's lonely son and his exact double expose a child-smuggling ring. 120 minutes- NR, Netherlands, 2002, (CC), LBOX, In Stereo

Thu Sep 1 08:00A on Starz Family
Thu Sep 1 02:00P on Starz Family
Thu Sep 1 09:00P on Starz Family
Tue Sep 6 06:00A on Starz Family
Tue Sep 6 12:00P on Starz Family
Tue Sep 6 06:00P on Starz Family
Sun Sep 11 06:00A on Starz Family
Sun Sep 11 12:00P on Starz Family
Fri Sep 23 08:00A on Starz Family
Fri Sep 23 02:00P on Starz Family
Fri Sep 23 10:50P on Starz Family