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International Box Office: Swan in the Spotlight

February 16th, 2011

Black Swan rose to top spot with $19.41 million on 3041 screens in 34 markets for a total of $72.90 million internationally. The film is about to cross $100 million domestically, and it looks assured at repeating that feat internationally, which is very impressive for an art house film. It opened in France scoring second place with $4.58 million on 300 screens, giving it the best per screen average in the market. It also opened in Russia earning fourth place with $1.34 million on 329 screens over the weekend and $1.73 million in total. Over the weekend, it earned twice as much as True Grit opened with, despite opening in fewer theaters. On the other hand, even including Wednesday and Thursday, it made less than The Eagle made from Friday to Sunday. This makes it hard to judge its opening. In the meantime, the film added $1.71 million on 481 screens in the U.K. for a total of $20.47 million in that country. It will have little trouble overtaking Dawn Treader in that market, possibly as early as this time next week.

The Green Hornet rose to second spot over the weekend while reaching a major milestone. It earned $17.95 million on 7002 screens in 64 markets for a total of $106.95 million internationally and $199.35 million worldwide. This is very strong for a second-tier super hero movie, but unfortunately it cost $110 million to make, so it will still need a bit more revenue to break even. It opened in China with $11.5 million on nearly 4000 screens, while next weekend it opens in Brazil, its final major market.

Tangled fell to third place but still added $17.13 million on 5180 screens in 42 markets for a total of $310.28 million internationally and $503.59 million worldwide. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $2.58 million on 371 screens over the weekend for a total opening on $2.99 million. Meanwhile, it remained in top spot in Spain with $4.49 million on 657 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.74 million after two.

Nothing To Declare earned $14.71 million on 1129 screens in 4 markets for a total of $45.79 million after just two weeks of release. Of that, $35.67 million was earned in France, including $11.86 million on 1036 screens this past weekend.

The King's Speech slipped a spot to fifth with $13.54 million on 2138 screens in 29 markets for a total of $108.61 million internationally and $202.29 million worldwide. It remained in second place in the U.K. with $3.18 million on 543 screens over the weekend for a total of $54.05 million after six. Getting to $50 million in that market is a big deal. It's like getting to $300 million here.

Sanctum climbed into sixth place with $12.49 million on 3074 screens in 17 markets for a total of $26.89 million after just two weeks of release. That might be more than in earns domestically, in total. In Italy it opened in second place with $1.72 million on 309 screens, which is an okay start for that market.

Yogi Bear was the only other film to reach $10 million over the weekend, and it barely did so with $10.11 million on 3613 screens in 41 markets for a total of $62.15 million. The film opened in the U.K. but only managed fifth place with $2.92 million on 453 screens, while it was even weaker in France with just $506,000 on 370 screens only earning eighth place.

Kokowaah rose a spot to eighth with $8.44 million on 876 screens in 3 markets for a total of $21.31 million. This includes $7.35 million on 750 screens in Germany, which lifts its total there to $18.52 million.

True Grit entered the international chart for the first time with $8.42 million on 1759 screens in 16 markets for a total of $14.59 million. It opened in second place in Spain with $2.03 million on 272 screens and while it only finished in the U.K. it still did well there with $2.92 million on 372 screens. On the other hand, it struggled in Brazil with just $628,000 on 150 screens and bombed in Russia with $596,000 on 484.

Further down the list we find Tron: Legacy in 11th place with $7.13 million on 1933 screens in 28 markets for a total of $213.49 million internationally and $383.24 million worldwide. This includes a third place, $3.22 million opening on 569 screens in France, which is the film's final major market. It could still reach $400 million worldwide, but it will be close.


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