As it turned out, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan translated as well overseas as it did domestically. In the 20 countries where it was shown, it was No. 1 in all of them, taking in $15.4 million to bring its overseas total over two weeks to $43.2 million. In the U.S. and Canada, it raked in $28.3 million, bringing its two-week total to $67.1 million. That puts the film's worldwide gross to date at over $100 million -- $110.3 million to be more precise. Meanwhile, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and Flushed Away continued to vie for second place at the North American box office, with Clause coming away with $16.9 million and Flushed with $16.6 million. Sony's Stranger Than Fiction, which many analysts had predicted would take top honors, settled for fourth place with $13.4 million.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):
1. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, 20th Century Fox, $28,269,900, 2 Wks. ($67,111,765); 2. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Disney, $16,927,004, 2 Wks. ($41,086,409); 3. Flushed Away, Paramount, $16,606,526, 2 Wks. ($39,827,295); 4. Stranger Than Fiction, Sony, $13,411,093, (New); 5. Saw III, Lionsgate, $6,984,377, 3 Wks. ($70,263,820); 6. Babel, Paramount, $5,558,095, 3 Wks. ($7,395,357); 7. The Departed, Warner Bros., $5,164,480, 6 Wks. ($109,702,938); 8. The Prestige, Disney, $4,778,175, 4 Wks. ($46,185,205); 9. The Return, Focus Features, $4,479,621, (New); 10. A Good Year, 20th Century Fox, $3,721,526, (New).




14/11/2006