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International Box Office: Little Blue Guys Earning Lots of Green

August 24th, 2011

The Smurfs remained in first place with $35.18 million on 10,737 screens in 47 markets for a total of $211.52 million internationally and $329.07 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but did add $3.95 million on 504 screens during its third weekend in Brazil and it now has $21.91 million in that market. That's like earning more than $200 million domestically. With openings in Italy, Japan, and Australia still ahead, the film should have no trouble getting to $400 million worldwide, which means it is on pace to earn a profit before the home market.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes hit $100 million early in the weekend and finished with $29.85 million on 6,072 screens in 48 markets over the weekend and $124.06 million after three. The film had to settle for second place in South Korea with $4.65 million on 604 screens over the weekend, while its total opening was $6.97 million. It remained in first place in France with $4.14 million on 702 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.74 million after two. It slipped to second place in the U.K., but still added a hair under $4.00 million on 494 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.21 million in total.

The Inbetweeners Movies had the largest opening ever for a British independent film in its native country. Including previews, the film made $21.78 million on 453 screens, which was enough for third place internationally.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 hit yet another milestone over the weekend. It pulled in $15.29 million on 6,811 screens in 62 markets for a total of $908.98 million internationally and $1.27 billion worldwide. It also crossed $100 million in Japan before the weekend and now has $109.32 million in that market, including $3.21 million on 778 screens this past weekend.

Overheard 2 opened in its native China and a couple other markets earning $12.50 million on 1,616 screens landing in fifth place internationally in the process.

Green Lantern held onto sixth place with $11.88 million on 4,203 screens in 35 markets for a total of $78.24 million. The film's biggest opening this weekend came from Brazil, where it earned second place with $3.52 million on 353 screens. The film is very close to matching its production budget worldwide, but even if it does so, that's not enough to be considered a financial success.

Captain America: The First Avenger remained in seventh place with $11.44 million on 4,452 screens in 47 markets for totals of $147.08 million internationally and $311.82 million worldwide. In France the film placed second with $2.94 million on 500 screens, while it opened in first place in Germany with $1.93 million on 456 screens over the weekend and $2.17 million in total.

Conan the Barbarian opened in eighth place with $11.17 million on 3,390 screens in 19 markets over the weekend and $11.34 million in total. This is more than it opened with domestically, and it only opened in a fraction of international markets, so this is some positive news. Unfortunately, it struggled in a lot of those markets. It did manage second place in Spain with $1.83 million on 598 screens. However, it landed in ninth place in France with just $1.12 million on 415. It didn't even crack $1 million in Australia ($667,000 on 203 screens) or in Italy ($535,000 on 320).

The only other film to rack $10 million was Cars 2 with $10.59 million on 5,407 screens in 41 markets for totals of $316.60 million internationally and $503.55 million worldwide. The film is just about out of markets to open in, but it has made enough to cover its production budget and likely all of its global P&A budget as well.

One final note, both Super 8 and Bridesmaids topped $100 million internationally since this time last week.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Smurfs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Green Lantern, Cars 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Conan the Barbarian, Bridesmaids, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Super 8