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International Box Office: Rio Dominates While Reaching A New Milestone

April 27th, 2011

Rio is the first film of 2011 to top $200 million on the international chart, reaching that milestone late in the weekend. It earned $44.27 million on 12,901 screens in 67 markets for a three-week total of $206.01 million internationally and $286.82 million worldwide. The film didn't open in any major markets this past weekend, but that clearly didn't hurt too badly, as the holds were excellent. For instance, the film was down just 10% in Brazil, earning $6.65 million on 971 screens for a total of $31.19 million. To put this into perspective, Avatar made less than $60 million in that market in total, and only had just over $20 million after three weeks of release. At this pace, $300 million internationally and $400 million worldwide is easily within reach.

Fast Five opened in second place with $23.40 million on 957 screens in 4 markets, earning the best opening for Universal in all four markets. In the U.K. it opened with $8.81 million on 437 screens, which was its biggest opening, but it was arguably more impressive in Australia where it made $8.00 million on 380 screens over the weekend and $10.33 million in total. Its total opening in South Korea was $3.41 million on 554 screens, including $2.84 million over the weekend. Finally, it managed $910,000 on 79 screens in New Zealand.

Hop remained in third place with $10.16 million on 4,400 screens in 48 markets for a total of $46.71 million. This includes a fourth place opening in Brazil with $820,000 on 305 screens over the weekend and $1.08 million in total. On the other hand, it grew by 77% in Spain, rising to $1.33 million on 346 over the weekend and $3.09 million after two. The film also added $1.81 million on 256 screens over the weekend in Australia for a total of $9.60 million after four.

Red Riding Hood shot into fourth place with $9.4 million on 2,965 screens in 43 markets for a total of $34.6 million so far. It opened in fifth place in Mexico with $1.28 million on 447 screens, but that was by far its best opening. In Italy it only managed fifth place with $1.00 million 286 screens. It also earned fifth place in both Brazil ($723,000 on 101 screens) and Germany ($699,000 on 360 screens over the weekend and $754,000 in total). Finally, it opened in seventh place in France with $1.52 million on 243 screens. Granted, that was its strong market in terms of raw dollars, but seventh place? Not good.

Like it did domestically, Scream 4 plummeted during its second week of release, down just over 50% to $8.91 million over the weekend for a total of $35.54 million after two. The film's only major market opening came in Spain where it struggled, landing in seventh place with $941,000 on 318 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.34 million. Additionally, it was down 65% during its second weekend in the U.K. to $1.21 million on 415 screens over the weekend and $6.69 million after two. On the other hand, it was down just 34% in France to $2.45 million on 440 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.20 million, also after two weeks of release.

Gantz: Perfect Answer opened with $6.75 million on 375 screens in Japan, which was enough for first place in that market and sixth place overall.

Thor opened with $5.76 million on 395 screens in Australia. That was about the same as Iron Man earned during its opening, and that film went on to earn more than $500 million worldwide. On the other hand, it was only enough for second place in that market.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Thor, Rio, Fast Five, Scream 4, Red Riding Hood, Hop