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A Perfect World' tops 'Aladdin' in Europe

HOLLYWOOD -- 'A Perfect World' topped 'Aladdin' at the European box office with $6.6 million at 1,389 screens for the week ended Jan. 21, it was reported Monday.

Daily Variety reported the drama has now topped $35 million after six weeks on the continent, far better than its $30 million domestic performance and an indication of the international drawing power of stars Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood.

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Overseas gross for 'A Perfect World' has now topped $71.6 million.

'Aladdin,' which has dominated the European box office for nearly three months, took in $5.6 million at 1,876 screens to push its European total to $123 million. Its overseas gross has gone past $250 million in addition to its domestic gross of $217 million.

'Addams Family Values' finished third in Europe with $3.3 million at 694 screens, led by a strong rollout in Germany, and topped $17 million on the continent. Its overseas grosses of $45 million have nearly matched its domestic grosses of $46 million.

'The House of the Spirits,' which has still not opened yet in U.S. markets, was fourth with $2.5 million at 414 screens and received a solid response in Spain, giving it $28 million after 13 weeks in Europe.

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'Striking Distance,' which took in moderate grosses in the United States, opened fairly well in fifth with $2.2 million at 248 French screens.

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