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International Details: Complicated in Sixth Place

January 31st, 2010

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

It's Complicated saw its weekend haul climb 16%, but it still fell out of the top five. It added $10.37 million over the weekend on 2,665 screens in 32 markets for a total of $50.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany with $2.40 million on 552 screens over the weekend and $2.74 million in total. Meanwhile in the U.K. it added $1.84 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.72 million after three weeks of release. With debuts in Japan, South Korea, and Italy still ahead of it, it could reach $100 million internationally to go with its $100 million domestic total.

  • Invictus also saw growth, increasing its weekend haul by 6%, but it too fell out of the top five with $7.63 million on 1,116 screens in 11 markets for a total of $17.77 million after two weeks of release. It opened in third place in Australia with $1.59 million on 261 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.62 million. However, it only managed sixth place in Mexico with $444,000 on 201 screens. During its second weekend in France the film was down just 22% to $4.81 million on 480 screens, giving it a total of $12.29 million. This is far better than the film managed here, once you take into account the relative size of the two markets.
  • A pair of fifth place openings in Spain and Brazil helped The Tooth Fairy remain in eighth place with $7.59 million 1,808 screens in 16 markets for a two-week total of $16.18 million. In the former it made $1.00 million on 300 screens while in the latter it managed $936,000 on 171. It also remained in second place in Australia with $1.90 million on 243 screens for a total of $6.04 million after two weeks of release in that market. It held onto second place in Mexico as well with $1.32 million on 494 screens over the weekend and $3.94 million after two.
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans? was down just 1% to $5.69 million on 2,207 screens in 29 markets for a total of $31.05 million after a month of release. The film's only major market opening came in France where it made $1.75 million on 313 screens, but that was only enough for fifth place.
  • Confucius opened second place in China and tenth place internationally with $5.12 million on 2,350 screens. Given the number of screens this film is playing on, one must assume they were expecting more.
  • The Book of Eli slipped out of the top ten with $5.07 million on 1,368 screens in 14 market for a total of $11.28 million after just two weeks of release. In France it opened in fourth place with just $2.02 million on 378 screens while in the U.K. it added $1.33 million on 387 screens for a total of $4.26 million.
  • Veer became the latest Indian film to chart, opening in 12th place with $4.94 million on 1,128 screens in 16 markets, which is about average for these films.
  • Serge Gainsbourg, vie Héroïque opened in 13th place internationally and third place in France with $3.98 million on 511 screens.
  • Oceans was right behind with $3.76 million on 302 screens over the weekend and $4.36 million in total, all of which came from its second place opening in Japan. It opened in its native France this weekend, while it opens in Germany next month and the United States in April.
  • Nine returned to the international chart in 15th place with $3.70 million on 1,051 screens in 9 markets for a total of $13.60 million. It had three major market openings, the best of which came in Spain where it made $1.34 million on 322 screens, which is only enoguh for fourth in that market. In Italy it placed sixth with $756,000 on 250 screens, while in Australia it placed ninth with $698,000 on 133 screens.
  • Surrogates also returned to the international chart, placing 16th with $3.28 million on 774 screens in 6 markets to lift its total to $78.07 million after more than four months of release. It opened in third place in Japan with $1.52 million on 319 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.94 million. In Germany it only managed fifth place with $1.01 million on 248 screens. Neither result suggests it will last long in theaters there, which means it will end its international run shortly. It was able to earn twice as much internationally as it did domestically, but it is still a financial failure.
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus climbed into the top 20 with $3.16 million on 786 screens in 19 markets for a total of $41.08 million internationally. It was only able to grab sixth place in Japan with $1.46 million on 233 screens, but its per screens average might be enough to help it stick around for a while.
  • Friendship! fell to 18th place with $3.09 million on 481 screens over the weekend and $7.75 million in total. It was down a mere 14% in Germany, adding $2.96 million on 427 screens in its native market for a total of $7.37 million there so far.
  • The Princess and the Frog added $3.07 million on 2,461 screens in 32 markets for a ottla of $67.23 million internationally. It opened in ninth place in South Korea, but it was only playing on 92 screens, which was easily the smallest screen count in the top ten. Even so, its opening of $309,000 over the weekend and $351,000 in total was not particularly strong. It does have openings in France, Spain, the U.K., and Japan ahead of it and could reach $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide before its final opening.
  • The Spy Next Door fell to 20th place with $2.79 million on 481 screens in 5 markets for a total of $8.30 million after two weeks in release.
  • A Serious Man popped back onto the international chart in 21st place with $2.37 million on 370 screens in 13 markets for a total of $13.06 million internationally. It opened in sixth place in France with $1.16 million, but it was only playing on 133 screens, which is a third to a quarter of what a normal wide release would have. It only played on 57 screens in Germany, which caused it to miss the top ten there with just $421,000.
  • Old Dogs slipped out of the top 20 with $2.20 million on 1,264 screens in 18 markets for a total of $36.67 million internationally, which is closing in on what it made domestically.
  • Attack The Gas Station 2 opened in second place in South Korea and 23rd internationally with $1.99 million on 328 screens over the weekend and $2.43 million in total
  • Io, loro E Lara had the worst decline on the chart, down 14 spots and 54%. However, it still managed third place in Italy and 24th place internationally with $1.96 million on 406 screens, while its total is now $21.90 million, which is equivalent to $150 million to $175 million here. More or less.
  • La Prima Cosa Bella was right behind both in Italy and internationally with $1.92 million on 350 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.93 million.
  • Woochi fell to 26th place internationally and third place in South Korea with $1.90 million on 337 screens over the weekend for a total of $34.88 million after a month of release.
  • 3 Idiots became the first Indian film to reach $50 million internationally before the weekend and added $1.78 million on 708 screens in 11 markets over the weekend for a total of $52.21 million after a month of release.
  • Kutsal Damacana 2 was the latest in a string of Turkish films to chart, opening in 28th place with $1.68 million on 242 screens in 3 markets.
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs returned to the international chart, barely, with $1.55 million on 567 screens in 11 markets for a total of $89.57 million internationally and $214.44 million worldwide. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but it did score second place in Sweden with $346,000 on 70 screens and fourth place in Denmark with $288,000 on 75. With debuts in Germany, South Korea, and some midlevel markets, the film it still aiming for $100 million internationally.
  • The Fourth Kind just snagged a spot in the top 30 with $1.51 million on 546 screens in 6 markets for a total of $12.92 million. The film opened fifth place in Mexico with $496,000 on 225 screens, but that's no better than its disappointing run here.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Surrogates, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, The Spy Next Door, The Fourth Kind, The Tooth Fairy, Invictus, Nine, It's Complicated, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Book of Eli, Old Dogs, The Princess and the Frog, A Serious Man, 3 Idiots