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International Details - More International Flavor

January 17th, 2010

The top five films on the international scene were published on Wednesday and can be found here.

More than half the films on this week's International Details column were international films, starting with sixth place Io, loro E Lara. That film placed first in Italy with $7.56 million on 608 screens over the weekend, giving it $12.91 million in total.

  • The Princess and the Frog slipped out of the top five into seventh place with $5.80 million on 3,013 screens in 28 markets for a total of $55.36 million after a month of graduated release. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it grew by 15% in Russia to $1.31 million on 414 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.20 million after three. It was down just 6% in Australia, but its weekend haul of $1.02 million on 225 screens was only enough for sixth place, while its total of $3.11 million is well below expectations.
  • Black Lightning added $4.78 million on 822 screens in 7 markets to lift its total to $18.29 million after two weeks of release. In its native Russia, the film has made $17.19 million, while the Timur Bekmambetov movie might be able to expand elsewhere. It could even earn a theatrical release here.
  • 3 Idiots fell nearly 60% during its third weekend of release, but it still landed in ninth place with $4.63 million on 1,418 screens in 16 markets for a total of $40.23 million internationally and $45.83 million worldwide. Even with the sharp declines, it looks like it could become the first Indian film to reach $50 million on the worldwide box office.
  • Woochi remained in second place in South Korea for the third weekend in a row with $3.53 million on 510 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.20 million after three.
  • Daybreakers made its debut on the international chart, but just missed the top ten with $2.83 million on 644 screens in 3 markets. Of that, $2.17 million was earned on 378 screens in the U.K., which was enough for third place there. On the other hand, it bombed in Russia, opening in seventh place with just $546,000 on 201 screens.
  • Yahsi Bati added $2.58 million on 732 screens in 4 markets for a total of $10.94 million after two weeks of release. Of that, $9.95 million has been made in its native Turkey, which is more than Avatar has made in that market.
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus returned to the chart in 13th place with $2.61 million on 567 screens in 14 markets for a total of $34.18 million. In Germany it opened in fourth place with $1.37 million on 276 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.50 million. Assuming it can do well on the home market, it should be able to show a profit eventually.
  • Old Dogs climbed into 14th place with $2.50 million on 925 screens in 18 markets for a total of $29.70 million internationally. This past weekend it debuted in a number of smaller markets, including New Zealand, where it placed sixth with $155,000 on 46 screens. This is a poor result, but on par with other international results.
  • Nodame Cantabile has been locked into second place in Japan for four weekends now, as it earned $2.47 million on 409 screens over the weekend for a total of $31.04 million.
  • Up dipped by 25%, but still rose to 15th place with $2.28 million on 517 screens in 12 markets for a total of $430.53 million internationally and $723.51 million worldwide. Japan continues to be the film's only market of note; it added $2.14 million there over the weekend for a total of $46.45 million.
  • Hachiko: A Dog's Story added $2.13 million on 639 screens in 6 markets for a total of $38.37 million internationally.
  • No Mercy opened in third place in South Korea and 19th place internationally with $2.08 million on 330 screens over the weekend and $2.46 million in total.
  • Soul Kitchen grew 5% and climbed into the top 30 for the first time in its run with $2.04 million on 411 screens in 6 markets over the weekend for a total of $8.81 million after three. This includes $1.09 million on 234 screens in Germany, giving the film $6.37 million in its native market.
  • 2012 had one of the worst week-to-week declines on the chart, plummeting 60% to $2.00 million on 2,003 screens in 49 markets. However, since it has now made $600.18 million internationally and $764.282 million worldwide, I don't think the studio is going to complain.
  • Solomon Kane fell 26% to $1.92 million on 741 screens in 3 markets, but it was still able to climb to 21st place internationally while lifting its total to $7.81 million after three weeks of release.
  • The Road returned to the international chart in 22nd place with $1.85 million on 529 screens in 6 markets for a total of $6.45 million after more than a month of release. The film opened in sixth place in the U.K. with $1.01 million on 157 screens, while it managed fifth place in South Korea with $601,000 on 202 screens.
  • The Twilight Saga - New Moon fell to 23rd place with $1.81 million on 1,828 screens in 51 markets for a total of $401.49 million internationally and $693.70 million worldwide. The film is crawling toward $700 million worldwide, but it may or may not get there. Too close to call.
  • One Piece Film: Strong World added $1.75 million on 194 screens, which was enough for fourth place in Japan and 24th place internationally. It was also enough to lift its total to $44.51 million.
  • Zweiohrkuken, a.k.a. The Chicken With Two Ears, may have spent its last weekend in the top 30 and was down 48% to $1.68 million on 834 screens in 3 markets for a total of $44.72 million. In Germany it made $1.46 million on 722 screens over the weekend for a total of $38.95 million after six.
  • Surrogates returned to the chart in 26th place with $1.67 million on 246 screens in 5 markets for a total of $73.13 million internationally, which is almost twice what it made domestically. The film opened in third place in Italy with $1.45 million on 208 screens, which is on par with its debut here, more or less.
  • Paranormal Activity climbed a couple of spots to 27th place with $1.63 million on 1,078 screens in 26 markets for a total of $63.41 million internationally. The film hasn't quite found the same level on success internationally as it did domestically, but that's hardly a cause for concern given its level of profitability.
  • The Whistler opened in 28th place internationally with $1.63 million on 285 screens in 3 markets. This includes $1.49 million on 267 screens in France, which was enough for second place in its native market.
  • Ciacho opened in second place in Poland and 29th place internationally with $1.49 million on 142 screens.
  • Disney's A Christmas Carol very nearly fell out of the top 30, pulling in $1.41 million on 1,224 screens in 27 markets for a total of $185.89 million internationally while its worldwide total reached $323.51 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Up, Hachiko: A Dog's Story, Daybreakers, Surrogates, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Paranormal Activity, Disney's A Christmas Carol, The Road, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Old Dogs, The Princess and the Frog, 2012