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International Box Office: Tangled Sets Sights on Major Milestone

February 9th, 2011

Tangled's international run is coming close to an end, but it has a couple of major milestones left to reach. Over the weekend it added $23.90 million on 5186 screens in 42 markets for a total of $288.33 million internationally and $479.40 million worldwide. At this point next week it will have $300 million internationally and $500 million worldwide. In order to reach profitability before it hits the home market, it will need to get past the $600 million mark worldwide, which is likely out of reach. However, assuming it does well on the home market, reaching profitability is inevitable at this point. This week it opened in Spain with $5.61 million on 650 screens, which was enough for first place over the weekend and the third best Disney debut in that market. Meanwhile, the film was down just 11% during its second weekend of release in the U.K., adding $7.38 million on 448 screens over the weekend for a running tally of $17.35 million. And, it has yet to open in Japan, so it is not done yet.

Nothing To Declare was close behind as it expanded wide in France and a couple other markets. Over the weekend, it earned $22.58 million on 1126 screens in 3 markets for a total of $27.66 million after two.

The Green Hornet remained potent, adding $16.08 million on 5610 screens in 67 markets for a total of $83.19 million. This weekend it opened in second place in Russia with $3.18 million on 728 screens. While the film is rapidly running out of places to open, it should have no trouble reaching the century mark internationally, perhaps as early as this time next week. It could reach $200 million worldwide before it is done.

The King's Speech should also reach $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide, even if it takes slightly longer to reach those milestones. This weekend it remained in fourth place with $13.76 million on 1645 screens in 22 markets for a total of $87.10 million. In France in debuted in second place with $3.23 million on 260 screens, while in the U.K. it slipped to second place, adding $4.42 million on 553 screens over the weekend, for a total of $48.48 million after a month of release.

Black Swan fell to fifth place, but still managed $12.40 million on 1926 screens in 28 markets for a three-week total of $47.66 million. Films that open in limited release Stateside rarely do this well internationally. Most international markets are just too small for a large art house base. The film only managed fourth place in Mexico, but with $4.43 million on just 112 screens, it was an excellent opening. Add in its limited opening / midweek numbers and the film already has $7.76 million. It also managed a third place opening in Brazil with $1.31 million on 177 screens, which is also good. Meanwhile it added $2.79 million on 462 screens over the weekend in the U.K. for a total of $17.20 million after just three weeks of release. In comparison, Megamind made less than $17 million in that market in total.

Gulliver's Travels returned to the top ten with $10.06 million on 2501 screens in 34 markets for a total of $140.53 million internationally. It's closing in on $200 million worldwide, which is a great figure compared to its domestic total, but weak compared to its production budget. In Italy it opened in fourth place with $1.40 million on 288 screens, which is better than its debut here, but that's damning it with faint praise.

All's Well, Ends Well opened in Hong Kong, China, and other neighboring markets. It scored seventh place with $10.03 million on 469 screens in 5 markets over the weekend for a total of $12.89 million in total.

Yogi Bear might still make it to $100 million domestically, but it seems unlikely to match that figure internationally. This past weekend it added $9.55 million on 3014 screens in 30 markets for a total of just $47.76 million after seven weeks of release. It took top spot in Mexico with $2.85 million on 878 screens, which is better than most of its international results have been, but that market is lucrative for family friendly films. It does have openings in France, Japan, and the U.K. ahead of it, so hitting the century mark is not out of the question.

Kokowaah opened in ninth place internationally with $9.50 million on 791 screens in 3 markets over the weekend, for a total opening of $10.26 million. Kokowaah, which is German for gibberish. ... Actually it's German gibberish. The German word for gibberish is Kauderwelsch. The film opened in first place in Germany with $8.42 million on 666 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $9.09 million. The film is written and directed by Til Schweiger and stars him and his daughter, Emma. It might earn a limited release here, as he does have a few English-language credits, which in turn increases his name recognition.

Sanctum rounded out the top ten with $9.45 million on 2204 screens in 8 markets, which is better than its opening here. The film opened in first place in Russia with $3.25 million on 1002 screens, while it also opened in first place in Brazil with $1.72 million on 436. On the other hand, it bombed in the U.K. with just $1.39 million on 372 screens, which was only enough for fifth place.

Further down the list, we find Tron: Legacy in 16th place with $5.14 million on 1718 screens in 33 markets. That was enough to lift it past $200 million internationally, with a running tally of $203.95 million. Worldwide the film has $372.71 million, which is normally a great total, but this was a very, very expensive movie to make and it will need a very strong run on the home market to break even any time soon.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Gulliver's Travels, The Green Hornet, Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Yogi Bear, Sanctum, Black Swan, The King’s Speech