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Universal International's The Bourne Ultimatum finished No. 1 on the international circuit over the weekend, grossing an estimated $14.4 million from 2,100 screens in 25 territories. The film's overseas total stands at $55 million, and its worldwide tally is $240.1 million.
It is actually the second consecutive weekend in which the action sequel starring Matt Damon has topped the overseas charts. Revised final figures released Sunday by Universal International show that Bourne belatedly emerged as the No. 1 title for the weekend ending Aug. 19, outgrossing the previously declared winner, The Simpsons Movie, $22.6 million to $22.3 million.
For the weekend ending Aug. 12, Simpsons and Warner Bros. International's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tied for No. 1 with $24.1 million each when all numbers were counted by WBI.
Tied for second place during this past weekend -- with estimated tallies of $11.6 million each -- were Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille and 20th Century Fox International's Simpsons, which played 6,500 screens in 52 markets and lifted its international total to $290 million.
Finishing No. 3 was Phoenix, which grossed an estimated $10.5 million from about 5,400 screens in 58 markets.
The overseas gross total Phoenix has accumulated over seven weekends stands at $613.3 million, putting the latest Potter ahead of the two previous titles in the series: 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($606 million) and 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($546 million). WBI said the latest Potter is "nearly on par" with 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($617 million).
No. 4 on the weekend was Universal International's Knocked Up, grossing an estimated $7 million from 1,628 screens in 19 markets and lifting its international total to $25.6 million. »
Kenneth Branagh and Eugene Levy have signed with Endeavor. Branagh is filming the feature Valkyrie, in which he plays Henning Von Tresckow. He most recently directed Sleuth, starring Jude Law, which will be released this year by Sony Pictures Classics, and the HBO Films adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, which premieres Aug. 21.
His recent acting credits include the films Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Celebrity along with HBO's Warm Springs, A&E's Shackleton and HBO/BBC's Conspiracy, which won him an Emmy in 2001 for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie.
Branagh also directed The Magic Flute, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Hamlet, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay. He continues to be repped by manager Judy Hofflund.
Levy most recently co-starred in the film For Your Consideration, which he co-wrote with Christopher Guest. He co-wrote and co-starred in three other collaborations with Guest: A Mighty Wind, Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.
Levy, a Second City Theater and Second City TV alum, also has appeared in such films as the American Pie franchise, Bringing Down the House, Serendipity and Father of the Bride as well as the TV series Mad About You and The Drew Carey Show. He continues to be repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Jared Levine. »
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