December 17th, 2006
solidified its chances to reach $100 million with a first place debut in Italy. Over the weekend the film just managed to beat Happy Feet
$1.68 million to $1.66 million over the weekend, (with midweek numbers Open Season
earned $1.82 million on 430 screens). The film was not as successful in Japan with just $968,000 on 441 screens; with such a small per theatre average, it will likely disappear quickly from charts. Overall it earned $4.97 million on 3451 screens in 51 markets for a total of $87.16 million; and even with no major markets left to open in, it does have a great shot at $100 million before its run is over.
December 11th, 2006
slipped another spot to sixth with $4.46 million on 1518 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $54.27 million. Its best opening of the weekend came in South Korea where it placed third with $1.08 million on 144 screens, which is the last major opening for the film this year.
December 5th, 2006
Not a single new release was able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this week; in fact, none even came close.
But two holdovers were able to accomplish that feat.
Leading the way was Volver with an average of $12,675 in 30 theaters, while The History Boys managed $10,359 in 8.
November 29th, 2006
's dominance of the worldwide box office continued as it opened in 18 new markets scoring first place in every one of them. In fact, it was number one in 40 of the 50 markets it is currently playing in. Overall the film earned $64.94 million on 6460 screens in 50 markets for a two-week total of $129.06 million. The biggest opening of the weekend was in Germany where it crushed the competition with $12.84 million on 839 screens, more than 10 times its nearest competition
. France was also a major contributor to its weekend success with $8.4 million on 823 screens while it captured $3.90 million on 500 screens in Spain, and a combined $8.02 million on 392 screens in the four Scandinavian markets. Not surprisingly, holdovers were led by the U.K. where it dipped just 25% to $16.51 million on 506 screens for a total of $53.96 million, which is nearly what Die Another Day
earned in total in that market. Next up for the film is Japan this weekend, Australia the weekend after and South Korea the weekend after that. As for the film's long term potential, it is likely to crack the $500 million milestone worldwide with $600 million being a tough but achievable goal.
November 28th, 2006
Volver returned to the top of the per theater charts for the third time in its four week run.
Over the 3-day portion of the weekend it earned an average of $17,071 in its 30 theaters and the movie is on pace to top Talk to Her as the biggest grossing film in Pedro Almodovar's career.
Second place went to Dhoom 2: Back in Action with a very impressive average of $15,540 in 63 theaters.
Even if the film sees the usual step drop-off for niche market films, the distributor has to be happy with its run. The History Boys didn't make history, but they did earn $100,000 in 7 theaters over the weekend for an average of $14,400.
The final film to make it into the $10,000 club was Two or Three Things I Know About Her with $10,764 in its lone theater.
November 24th, 2006
This week the list is abridged due to the holidays, but there are still a few good sites here. In fact, percent-wise, there are more good site than most weeks. However, the best site has already won the award while the rest don't quite reach the level of an Award-winning site. If I were to pick the best of the rest it would be Dhoom 2: Back in Action
- Official Site
November 23rd, 2006
Nearly a dozen limited releases make their debut this week, but while award season is right on top of us, none seem to have what it takes to earn some hardware.