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Global success for Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones
The Edge of Reason is emulating the success of the original film
The sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary has topped the international box office in its opening week, taking $26.7m (14.4m) outside the US.

The Edge of Reason, starring Renee Zellweger in the title role, opened in 36 countries, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Second at the global box office was A Shark's Tale, taking $6.7m (3.6m) to take its total to $138.5m (77.7m).

Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere's Shall We Dance? was the third biggest film.

The Incredibles, which is currently number one in the US, opened in seven countries, with takings of $5.8m (3.1m).

Bridget Jones had a strong opening in Australia, where receipts totalled $4.3m (2.3m). This was a 125% increase on the first film, but this is mainly due to the weakened dollar.

The film was also number one in the UK, Netherlands, Poland and Croatia.

It took 10m in the UK in the first three days, toppling The Grudge from the top spot.

The critically-acclaimed French film A Very Long Engagement, starring Audrey Tautou, was number one in France, taking $5.1m (2.7m).

And the spoof Seven Dwarves continued to reign in Germany and Austria.


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