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Avatar's legs on the international scene are as strong as they come. It remained in first place for the eighth weekend in a row, this time down just 17% to $79.44 million on 10,298 screens in 94 markets for a total of $1.59 billion internationally and $2.21 billion worldwide. Japan was added to the list of markets where the film has hit the century mark with $108.04 million, including $6.41 million on 650 screens this weekend. Other results of note came in the U.K, where it became the biggest hit of all time, at least in terms of British Pounds. In American Dollars, the film has $112.19 million after making $6.77 million on 417 screens this weekend. Additionally, we can now report that China has overtaken France as the film's most lucrative market, leading now by $144.4 million to $141.4 million. This is not only big new for this film, but huge news for the industry as a whole. China is now a major player at the international box office, both as a consumer and also as a producer.

As always, Sherlock Holmes remained in second place over the weekend. In its seventh week of release, the film grew by 4% to $17.08 million on 4,528 screens in 61 markets for a total of $241.79 million internationally and $443.27 million worldwide. It opened in first place in France with $5.45 million on 676 screens, while it remained in second place in Germany with $3.47 million on 651 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.37 million after two.

The Princess and the Frog climbed into third place with $15.04 million on 3,559 screens in 34 markets for a total of $95.28 million internationally. This film opened in second place in Spain with $3.74 million on 400 screens, while it also scored second place in the U.K. with an nearly identical $3.49 million on 460 screens. Meanwhile in France, it added $4.91 million on 674 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.25 million after just two weeks of release. At this pace Princess will have no trouble reaching $100 million internationally, possibly before the weekend. It has yet to open in Japan and it has a few midlevel markets left to open in as well, which means by the time its box office run is over, it should pull in $250 million worldwide. Not a bad total, but below expectations.

Up in the Air remained in fourth place with $10.49 million on 2,636 screens in 45 markets for a total of $48.65 million after four weeks of release. In Germany, the film debuted in fourth place with $1.81 million on 243 screens over the weekend and $1.94 million in total. It has yet to open in Russia and Japan, as well as several midlevel markets, and by the time it is done, it should match its domestic total internationally, which would give it more than $150 million worldwide.

Invictus returned to the top five with $10.10 million on 2,366 screens in 30 markets for a total of $42.38 million. It opened in fourth place in Japan with $1.46 million on 319 screens over the weekend and $1.78 million in total. Given its per screen average in that market, it is quite likely it will disappear quickly. On the other hand, while it also opened in fourth place in the U.K., where it managed $1.67 million on 275 screens, which suggests it might last longer in that market. Next up for the film is Italy, where it opens this weekend, while it debuts in Germany the weekend after that.

- C.S.Strowbridge International Top Five: Another Week, Another Milestone for Avatar - The Numbers

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International Top Five: Another Week, Another Milestone for Avatar

February 10th, 2010

Avatar's legs on the international scene are as strong as they come. It remained in first place for the eighth weekend in a row, this time down just 17% to $79.44 million on 10,298 screens in 94 markets for a total of $1.59 billion internationally and $2.21 billion worldwide. Japan was added to the list of markets where the film has hit the century mark with $108.04 million, including $6.41 million on 650 screens this weekend. Other results of note came in the U.K, where it became the biggest hit of all time, at least in terms of British Pounds. In American Dollars, the film has $112.19 million after making $6.77 million on 417 screens this weekend. Additionally, we can now report that China has overtaken France as the film's most lucrative market, leading now by $144.4 million to $141.4 million. This is not only big new for this film, but huge news for the industry as a whole. China is now a major player at the international box office, both as a consumer and also as a producer.

As always, Sherlock Holmes remained in second place over the weekend. In its seventh week of release, the film grew by 4% to $17.08 million on 4,528 screens in 61 markets for a total of $241.79 million internationally and $443.27 million worldwide. It opened in first place in France with $5.45 million on 676 screens, while it remained in second place in Germany with $3.47 million on 651 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.37 million after two.

The Princess and the Frog climbed into third place with $15.04 million on 3,559 screens in 34 markets for a total of $95.28 million internationally. This film opened in second place in Spain with $3.74 million on 400 screens, while it also scored second place in the U.K. with an nearly identical $3.49 million on 460 screens. Meanwhile in France, it added $4.91 million on 674 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.25 million after just two weeks of release. At this pace Princess will have no trouble reaching $100 million internationally, possibly before the weekend. It has yet to open in Japan and it has a few midlevel markets left to open in as well, which means by the time its box office run is over, it should pull in $250 million worldwide. Not a bad total, but below expectations.

Up in the Air remained in fourth place with $10.49 million on 2,636 screens in 45 markets for a total of $48.65 million after four weeks of release. In Germany, the film debuted in fourth place with $1.81 million on 243 screens over the weekend and $1.94 million in total. It has yet to open in Russia and Japan, as well as several midlevel markets, and by the time it is done, it should match its domestic total internationally, which would give it more than $150 million worldwide.

Invictus returned to the top five with $10.10 million on 2,366 screens in 30 markets for a total of $42.38 million. It opened in fourth place in Japan with $1.46 million on 319 screens over the weekend and $1.78 million in total. Given its per screen average in that market, it is quite likely it will disappear quickly. On the other hand, while it also opened in fourth place in the U.K., where it managed $1.67 million on 275 screens, which suggests it might last longer in that market. Next up for the film is Italy, where it opens this weekend, while it debuts in Germany the weekend after that.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Up in the Air, Invictus, Avatar, The Princess and the Frog, Sherlock Holmes