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Casino Royale does well Down Under, but struggles in South America

12-Dec-2006 • Casino Royale

Casino Royale topped the foreign box office for the fourth weekend in a row, claiming $35.5 million from 64 territories for a $246.5 million total. James Bond's newest adventure hit ten new markets, setting franchise records in each one, though its highest-grossing country was still the United Kingdom at $5.43 million (where its total stands at $80.1 million) - reports Box Office Mojo.

Australia and New Zealand were Casino Royale's best new markets with $5.41 million and $836,778 respectively. Latin America, where Bond isn't as potent, wasn't as impressive. In Mexico, Casino Royale managed $1.5 million from 564 screens in Mexico, while it grossed $314,002 in Argentina and $320,589 in Colombia. In addition to the U.K., Casino's solid holds included Germany's 36 percent drop (for a $31.3 million total), Denmark's 29 percent drop (for $7.5 million) and the Netherlands' 21 percent drop (for $4.8 million).

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