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International Box Office: International Releases hit an Iceberg

July 18th, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift returned to top spot with $97.56 million on 14,354 screens in 64 markets for totals of $339.21 million internationally and $385.84 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in the U.K. with $15.66 million on 522 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $20.27 million, including previews. It was just as powerful in Russia with $16.86 million on 2,090 screens. The film grew by 9% in Germany to $12.16 million on 825 screens over the weekend for a total of $31.20 million after two weeks of release. The film doesn't have a lot of markets left to open in, but it has already made enough to pay for its production budget and likely has covered a large chunk of its P&A budget.

The Amazing Spider-Man was pushed into second place, but still earned $67.30 million on 17,604 screens in 87 markets for a total of $321.23 million internationally and $521.73 million worldwide. Likewise, it was pushed into second place in the U.K. with $6.06 million on 554 screens over the weekend for a total of $29.27 million after two weeks of release. On the other hand, it remained in first place in Mexico with $5.24 million on 2,318 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.70 million after two. The film doesn't have many more markets left, but it has already made enough to cover its production budget, while it might stick around long enough to cover its P&A budget. If not, there's always the lucrative home market.

Painted Skin: The Resurrection remained in third place with $16.82 million in 7 markets for a total of $101.99 million. Most of this has come from China, but, like nearly all Chinese films, no details were given.

The Four opened in fourth place with $13.01 million in 2 markets, but like its fellow Chinese film above, no details were given.

Cocktail opened in fifth place with $11.15 million, but no other details were given. This is strange, even for an Indian film. Usually we at least get a market count.

Umizaru 4: Brave Hearts opened in first place in Japan and sixth place overall with $11.12 million on 450 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $14.15 million.

Ted landed in seventh place with $9.65 million on 368 screens in 4 markets for a still very early total of $31.34 million internationally. Its only opening of the weekend was in New Zealand where it made $968,000 on 80 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.51 million. This is a huge opening in that market. To put this into perspective, Prometheus made just over $2 million in that market, in total. The film has made $24.43 million in Australia, including $6.85 million on 411 screens this past weekend. Unfortunately for the film, comedies that do well in English-speaking markets may have serious trouble when they are translated into foreign languages, so you can't use its run so far to predict how well it will do later on. Fortunately, it has already made more than enough to break even.

Snow White And The Huntsman added $9.6 million on 3,731 screens in 56 markets for a total of $219.22 million internationally and $370.85 million worldwide. The film has already made enoguh to cover its production budget, but it will have to wait till the home market to earn a profit. On the other hand, this is better than a lot of films manage.

Caught In The Web was the third Chinese film on this week's list. It pulled in ninth place with $9.58 million over the weekend for a total of $16.64 million after two. No other details were announced.

Deranged rounded out the top ten with $7.26 million on 734 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $20.16 million. This was enough for the film to climb into first place in South Korea.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted, Snow White and the Huntsman, Ice Age: Continental Drift