Pirates Slows Overseas
Overseas, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest finally fell out of first place for the first time in 10 weeks and was replaced at the top of the heap by Disney/Pixar's Cars, which was recently dubbed into German and opened over the weekend in Germany and Austria. In Austria, Cars accounted for nearly half of all ticket sales. But overall the overseas box office was as slow as the domestic one. Cars took the lead with just $9 million, while Pirates wound up in second place with $7.7 million. (Pirate's worldwide gross also passed the $1-billion mark.