In Greece, the home of Homer, Troy dethroned The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with the biggest three-day opening of all time (excluding previews), grossing an outstanding $1.7m (€1.5m). In addition, Sunday’s gross of $691k (€582k) was the biggest single day ever. The film also resonated extremely well in Turkey, where Troy actually stood, with the second biggest bow ever and the best bow of the year. The film grossed $1.4m (Lira 2.2trillion).
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).