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The International (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,450,527Details
International Box Office $28,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $53,850,527
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,161,753 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,161,753
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
59% - Rotten
Audience
37% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 13th, 2009 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: June 9th, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sequences of violence and language
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,175 $187,891 Mar 20, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,560 $716,479 Mar 13, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,651 $1,330,046 Mar 6, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,347 $2,854,949 Feb 27, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,345 $4,463,916 Feb 20, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,942 $9,331,739 Feb 13, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,763 2,364 Feb 13, 2009 3

Cast

   Louis Salinger
   Eleanor Whitman
Armin Mueller-Stahl    Wilhelm Wexler
Ulrich Thomsen    Jonas Skarssen
Brian F. O'Byrne    The Consultant
Jack McGee    Detective Bernie Ward
Felix Solis    Detective Iggy Ornelas
Nilaja Sun    Detective Gloria Hubbard
Haluk Bilginer    Ahmet Sunay
James Rebhorn    New York D.A.
Alessandro Fabrizi    Inspector Alberto Cerutti
Luca Giorgio Barbareschi    Umberto Calvini
Patrick Baladi    Martin White
Jay Villiers    Francis Ehames

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Executive Producer    Alan G. Glazer

DVD Rentals - Madea and Friday are not so Gran(d)

June 30th, 2009

Like it did on the sales chart, Gran Torino was able to top all new releases on the rental chart repeating in first place. More...

DVD Sales - Torino Just as Grand on the Sales Chart

June 24th, 2009

The summer slump on the sales chart was not evident this week, even though there were not that many new releases to deal with. The number one film was Gran Torino, which sold an amazingly strong 2.61 million units for $42.94 million in consumer spending at retail during its opening week. It just missed the top ten for 2009, and it will undoubtedly climb the chart over the coming weeks. More...

DVD Rentals - People Into Gran Torino

June 24th, 2009

Gran Torino led all new releases and the rest of the DVDs on the rental chart with nearly two-and-a-half times the revenue of second place rental, He's Just Not That Into You. More...

DVD Releases for June 9th, 2009

June 8th, 2009

It's another slow week for DVD releases, and that really won't change until late in the Summer when TV on DVD ramps up in time for the fall schedule. There's not much in terms of must-have releases, with Gran Torino topping that short list, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray is worth the price over the DVD. Also, I'm not sure it's worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. On a side note, the Canadian release for Corner Gas - Season Six is also coming out this week, and it is the winner of the rarely-presented DVD Puck of the Week. More...

International Details - Blame it On Rio

May 3rd, 2009

OSS 117: Rio Ne Repond Plus slipped a spot to sixth with $4.74 million on 642 screens in 3 markets for a total of $15.15 million. Almost all of this came from France, where it repeated on top with $4.03 million on 602 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.83 million after two. More...

International Details - Marley Nears Century Mark

April 12th, 2009

Marley & Me fell to sixth place, but it is nearing $100 million internationally. This past weekend it added $5.97 million on 2860 screens in 33 markets for a total of $83.34 million. The film opened in second place in Italy with $2.00 million on 348 screens, which is on par with expectations. Meanwhile, it added $1.23 million on 464 screens in the U.K. for a total of $18.41 million after four weeks while it made $1.01 million on 439 screens in Japan for a total of $5.17 million after two. It is still aiming at $100 million internationally, but it could be close. More...

International Details - Watchmen Slowing Down

March 29th, 2009

Watchmen fell out of the top five with $6.35 million on 4965 screens in 53 markets for a total of $60.63 million. Unless it is a big hit in Japan over the weekend, $100 million internationally is likely out of the question, as is $200 million worldwide. Depending on how much it costs to advertise, it could still make enough to show a profit, but it could take quite a bit longer than the studio would have liked. More...

International Details - Shopaholic Selling Well

March 22nd, 2009

Confessions Of A Shopaholic nearly doubled its weekend haul as it pulled in $6.78 million on 2023 screens in 26 markets for a total of $31.91 million after a month of release. The film opened in first place in Australia, no surprise there, as that's the home of Isla Fisher, with $1.89 million on 309 screens. It earned a nearly identical result of $1.84 million on 426 screens in Germany, but that was only enough for third place in that market. Next up for the film is South Korea and Spain at the end of this month, while it doesn't end its run till the end of May when it opens in Japan and France. More...

International Details - Reading Between the Lines

March 15th, 2009

The Reader nearly reached the top five with $5.14 million on 1169 screens in 17 markets for a total of $28.35 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, including Belgium where it placed fifth with $174,000 on 24 screens over the weekend and $225,000 in total. However, most of its money came from holdovers, like Germany, where the film added $2.89 million on 456 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.44 million after two. More...

International Details - Pink in the Red

March 8th, 2009

Pink Panther 2 may have climbed a spot to sixth place, but it is hard to be happy with its run so far. The film opened in second place in both Spain and Mexico with $1.95 million on 360 screens and $750,000 on 375 screens respectively, which is better than the film has managed in most major markets. However, overall it only managed $6.33 million on 3186 screens in 53 markets for a total of $22.26 million so far. It does open in Italy this weekend, and still has Germany, Japan, and a few other markets to go, but I can't see it turning its fortunes around at this point. More...

International Details - Confessions of the International Box Office

March 1st, 2009

Confessions Of A Shopaholic expanded this past weekend jumping into sixth place with $6.13 million on 1365 screens in 10 markets for a total of $10.05 million. This includes a second place, $2.80 million opening on 424 screens over the weekend in the U.K., for a total of $4.14 million there. The film also held well in Russia down just 42% with $1.04 million on 415 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.41 million after two. More...

Madea Takes Down Competition

February 24th, 2009

The Oscars combined with the post-holiday weekend left the overall box office dramatically lower this weekend compared to last. In fact, it was down 24% to $142 million; however, compared to the same weekend last year, that was up by just under 30%. Year-to-date, 2009 has pulled in $1.65 billion, which is 23% above last year's pace of $1.34 billion. There's no way 2009 can keep up this pace for too much longer, but each weekend it does will help future box office scores. After all, a lot of people see trailers, posters, and other advertisements for the first time when going to the movie theaters. More free advertising now will turn into more people going to the theaters later on. More...

International Details - Recep Ivedik is No Turkey

February 22nd, 2009

Recep Ivedik opened in its native Turkey and a few other markets scoring sixth place with $8.32 million on 483 screens in 4 markets. Of that total, $6.10 million was earned on 390 screens during a first place opening in its native market, which is above the pace of its predecessor. The film managed fourth place in Germany with $1.75 million on just 75 screens. An excellent start for the film. More...

Horror Fans Love Valentine's Day

February 17th, 2009

Another record breaking weekend! President's Day long weekend smashed the previous record with a total of $188 million over three days and $220 million over four. To put this into perspective, the previous record was set in 2007 when the box office pulled in $187 million in four days. That's right, this year we earned more in three days than the previous record was over four. It goes without saying that there were huge increases over last weekend (up 22%) and over the same weekend last year (up 37% over three days and 33% over four). Year to date, 2009 has pulled in $1.47 billion, 22% ahead of last year's $1.20 billion pace. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of February 13th, 2009

February 15th, 2009

Three wide releases and three limited releases on this week's list, and while most have good sites, none have great sites. And none are worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Love or Horror?

February 12th, 2009

It might be hard for the box office to keep pace with last year, as the three new releases from this week don't seem as strong as the four new releases were last year. Perhaps with Valentine's Day landing on a Saturday in 2009 will help the year continue to expand its lead over 2008. More...

2009 Preview: February

February 1st, 2009

2009 got off to a great start and February hopes to continue that run, but I don't think that's likely. First of all, none of the releases coming out this month look like they have what it takes to reach $100 million. Or even $80 million. This means the best film of this month will likely be lower than the biggest-earning film of last month and the biggest earner of this month last year. Hopefully there will be fewer outright misses and more mid-level hits, which will help 2009 keep pace with 2008. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 24, 2008

August 24th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The International, Youth in Revolt, Fame and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 13, 2008

April 13th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Valkyrie, The Wolf Man, Public Enemies and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 28, 2008

March 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Crazy on the Outside, Two Lovers, W., and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 26, 2007

August 26th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Valkyrie, The International, The Spirit and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 19, 2007

August 18th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Walk Hard, The Other Boleyn Girl, The International and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/02/13 7 $9,331,739   2,364 $3,947   $9,331,739 3
2009/02/20 10 $4,463,916 -52% 2,364 $1,888   $17,031,200 10
2009/02/27 14 $2,854,949 -36% 2,031 $1,406   $21,355,103 17
2009/03/06 15 $1,330,046 -53% 1,184 $1,123   $23,740,662 24
2009/03/13 16 $716,479 -46% 549 $1,305   $24,975,097 31
2009/03/20 26 $187,891 -74% 281 $669   $25,450,527 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/02/13 6 $2,594,995   2,364 $1,098   $2,594,995 1
2009/02/14 7 $4,138,887 +59% 2,364 $1,751   $6,733,882 2
2009/02/15 7 $2,597,857 -37% 2,364 $1,099   $9,331,739 3
2009/02/16 10 $1,370,874 -47% 2,364 $580   $10,702,613 4
2009/02/17 7 $725,808 -47% 2,364 $307   $11,428,421 5
2009/02/18 7 $575,564 -21% 2,364 $243   $12,003,985 6
2009/02/19 8 $563,299 -2% 2,364 $238   $12,567,284 7
2009/02/20 10 $1,343,946 +139% 2,364 $569   $13,911,230 8
2009/02/21 10 $2,005,101 +49% 2,364 $848   $15,916,331 9
2009/02/22 9 $1,114,869 -44% 2,364 $472   $17,031,200 10
2009/02/23 8 $352,182 -68% 2,364 $149   $17,383,382 11
2009/02/24 8 $407,234 +16% 2,364 $172   $17,790,616 12
2009/02/25 8 $338,736 -17% 2,364 $143   $18,129,352 13
2009/02/26 8 $370,802 +9% 2,364 $157   $18,500,154 14
2009/02/27 12 $797,488 +115% 2,031 $393   $19,297,642 15
2009/02/28 14 $1,284,555 +61% 2,031 $632   $20,582,197 16
2009/03/01 13 $772,906 -40% 2,031 $381   $21,355,103 17
2009/03/02 11 $257,041 -67% 2,031 $127   $21,612,144 18
2009/03/03 10 $298,811 +16% 2,031 $147   $21,910,955 19
2009/03/04 10 $258,325 -14% 2,031 $127   $22,169,280 20
2009/03/05 10 $241,336 -7% 2,031 $119   $22,410,616 21
2009/03/06 15 $389,548 +61% 1,183 $329   $22,800,164 22
2009/03/07 15 $608,595 +56% 1,183 $514   $23,408,759 23
2009/03/08 15 $331,903 -45% 1,183 $281   $23,740,662 24
2009/03/09 14 $111,856 -66% 1,183 $95   $23,852,518 25
2009/03/10 12 $141,054 +26% 1,183 $119   $23,993,572 26
2009/03/11 11 $127,773 -9% 1,183 $108   $24,121,345 27
2009/03/12 12 $137,273 +7% 1,183 $116   $24,258,618 28
2009/03/13 17 $197,591 +44% 549 $360   $24,456,209 29
2009/03/14 16 $329,009 +67% 549 $599   $24,785,218 30
2009/03/15 16 $189,879 -42% 549 $346   $24,975,097 31
2009/03/16 17 $67,046 -65% 549 $122   $25,042,143 32
2009/03/17 18 $66,694 -1% 549 $121   $25,108,837 33
2009/03/18 18 $77,869 +17% 549 $142   $25,186,706 34
2009/03/19 19 $75,930 -2% 549 $138   $25,262,636 35
2009/03/20 - $56,898 -25% 281 $202   $25,319,534 36
2009/03/21 - $82,921 +46% 281 $295   $25,402,455 37
2009/03/22 - $48,072 -42% 281 $171   $25,450,527 38

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/02/13 7 $12,567,284   2,364 $5,316   $12,567,284 7
2009/02/20 10 $5,932,870 -53% 2,364 $2,510   $18,500,154 14
2009/02/27 13 $3,910,462 -34% 2,031 $1,925   $22,410,616 21
2009/03/06 15 $1,848,002 -53% 1,184 $1,561   $24,258,618 28
2009/03/13 17 $1,004,018 -46% 549 $1,829   $25,262,636 35
2009/03/20 31 $187,891 -81% 281 $669   $25,450,527 42

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/14/20093211,761 211,761$3,597,819$3,597,8191
6/21/20092157,215-73% 268,976$972,083$4,569,9022
6/28/20092340,199-30% 309,175$682,981$5,252,8833

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