Fashion overcame tragedy at the foreign box offices this weekend.
Couture satire "The Devil Wears Prada," based on Lauren Weisberger's novel, pushed out previous international box office champ "World Trade Center" this past week, earning an estimated $17.3 million across 35 territories, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Prada" follows wannabe reporter Andy's (Anne Hathaway) new job as the executive assistant/Girl Friday/servant to ruthless fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). The film opened at the No. 1 spot in the U.K., Spain and Finland and vigorous second-week estimated of $2.6 million in France and $1.9 in Australia. It's international gross is currently $45.5 million.
"World Trade Center" ($12.5 million) dropped to second place, followed by Adam Sandler's comedy "Click" ($8.9 mil), Pixar's "Cars" ($3.1 mil) and then the ever-present "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" ($2.6 mil).
This brings the "Pirates" global coffers to 1.056 billion.
'Prada' Sets the Fashion at Overseas Box Office
Usurps throne from 'World Trade Center'
Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in 'The Devil Wears Prada'
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