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International Box Office: Tangled Continues Earning the Green

January 20th, 2011

International numbers were a day late due to the holiday, but there were some interesting stories to report. Firstly, Tangled climbed to top spot with $16.01 million on 4187 screens, in 38 markets, for a total of $214.02 million internationally and $395.03 million worldwide. It was able to climb to the top, despite no major market openings. It did add $3.33 million on 432 screens during its second weekend in Australia. That was enough for second place in that market over the weekend, while it lifted its total there to $13.23 million. In Brazil it remained in first place with $2.69 million on 447 screens over the weekend and $12.98 million after two. Up next is the U.K., while it has yet to open in Spain, Scandinavia, and Japan and by the time its done, it could have $500 million worldwide.

The Green Hornet was close behind in second place with $15.08 million on 2963 screens in 32 markets, but I would describe this debut as mostly disappointing. It placed a distant second place in the U.K. with $2.98 million on 439 screens, while it only managed third place in France with $1.92 million on 495 screens. On the other hand, it dominated in Germany with $4.16 million on 605 screens and came within $10,000 of first place in Spain with $1.20 million on 434 screens. Only its opening in Germany came close to matching its performance here, so while it might top $100 million domestically, $200 million worldwide is a long shot.

The Tourist squeaked out a win last weekend, despite coming in second with studio estimates, but this time around it fell to third place. It added $14.47 million on 4261 screens in 55 markets for a total of $123.63 million after six weeks of release. It opened in first place in Mexico with $1.50 million on 350 screens, which is about on par with its debut here. In other words, it's not good.

Little Fockers remained in fourth place with $13.63 million on 5009 screens in 48 markets for a total of $132.95 million internationally and $267.23 million worldwide. Italy was the film's only major market opening and it placed second with $3.02 million on 489 screens.

Gulliver’s Travels reached the century mark with $11.75 million on 4587 screens in 43 markets for a total of $100.48 million. This is already more than double what it earned domestically, but still a little below its production budget. It did quite well in Brazil, placing second with $2.16 million on 448 screens, while it has a number of significant markets like Germany, Italy, and Scandinavia.

Tron: Legacy placed sixth with $11.52 million on 5918 screens, in 50 markets, for a total of $170.40 million internationally and $327.32 million worldwide. It had no major openings this week, but it has yet to debut in Germany and France, so it is not yet done.

Che Bella Giornata remained in first place in Italy with $10.51 million on 798 screens over the weekend and $41.64 million after two. Add in its performance in neighboring Switzerland and it made $10.57 million on 802 screens over the weekend and $41.93 million after two.

The King's Speech was next with $9.48 million on 669 screens, in 5 markets, for a total of $33.31 million after less than a month of release. Of that, $6.98 million was earned on 422 screens in the U.K. giving it $17.06 million after just two weeks of release. That is close to $100 million here, given the relative size of the two markets.

Season of the Witch was close behind with $9.39 million on 1914 screens in 15 markets. It opened in first place in France with $2.56 million on 325, while it added $2.44 million on 635 screens in Russia for a total of $9.33 million after two. On the other hand, it bombed in the U.K. with $1.82 million after two weeks of release.

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader rounded out the top ten with $9.22 million on 5600 screens in 66 markets for a total of $259.12 million internationally and $357.18 million worldwide. As I've said before, this is enough to make profitability likely, but not enough to encourage the studio to make another installment in the franchise.

Further down the list we find Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I with $4.22 million on 3274 screens, in 45 markets, for a total of $651.06 million internationally and $940.86 million worldwide. It won't make it to $1 billion like many, including myself, were expecting, but it is still hugely profitable. The final chapter of the franchise will have a better shot at reaching that milestone. Cliff-hanger endings don't encourage repeat viewing quite as much as the final chapter will.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Little Fockers, Gulliver's Travels, The Green Hornet, Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Season of the Witch, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Tourist, The King’s Speech