International Details: Princess Still Treated Like Royalty Overseas
February 21st, 2010
The top five films on the international scene were published on Wednesday and can be found here.
As expected, The Princess and the Frog reached $100 million internationally just before the weekend started, ultimately overtaking its domestic total. It had no major market openings over the past weekend, but it managed to rise to first place in France with $4.09 million on 697 screens for a total of $17.31 million after three. It also remained solid in the U.K., adding $2.36 million on 501 screens for a total of $6.58 million. Overall, it pulled in $11.29 million on 3349 screens in 34 markets for a total of $111.94 million internationally and $213.69 million worldwide.
- Sherlock Holmes fell from second to seventh, but still added $9.45 million on 3398 screens in 53 markets for a total of $255.95 million internationally and $461.51 million worldwide. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $3.47 million on 670 screens in France for a two-week total of $9.95 million.
- Recep Ivedik 3 opened in eighth place with $8.73 million on 794 screens in 3 markets. Of that, $6.91 million was earned on 378 screens in Turkey, which was ten times its nearest competitor in that market (another local hit by the name of Romantik komedi).
- Invictus fell out of the top five with $6.79 million on 2173 screens in 31 markets for a total of $54.31 million. The film added $1.22 million on 279 screens in the U.K. for a total of $3.86 million after two weekends.
- Up in the Air fell from fourth to tenth with $6.14 million on 2104 screens in 42 markets for a total of $58.17 million
- The Secret Reunion remained in first place in South Korea, while it rose to 11th place internationally with $4.81 million on 555 screens over the weekend and $13.45 million after two.
- Oceans added $4.70 million on 923 screens in 4 markets for a total of $35.96 million. It fell to fifth place in France with $2.75 million on 578 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.03 million after three. Meanwhile, in Japan it remained in second place with $1.53 million on 302 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.70 million after four.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel fell out of the top ten, landing in 13th place with $4.58 million on 3428 screens in 39 markets for a total of $207.51 million internationally and $421.41 million worldwide. This film is coasting on holdovers, so it won't reach any more significant milestones. Still, it is a huge, huge win for the studio.
- Scusa Ma Ti Voglio Sposare opened in second place in Italy and in 14th place internationally with $4.49 million on 492 screens.
- Hot Summer Days opened in China, earning first place with $3.81 million on 1250 screens. It is also noteworthy as the first Chinese film co-produced by Fox, which is very important from a business standpoint. This should result in more major studios working within that market, and it could result in more Chinese films being released here.
- 14 Blades fell from seventh to 16th with $3.44 million on 640 screens in 3 markets for a total of $14.43 million.
- True Legend was the third Chinese film in a row on this week's chart, earning $3.35 million on 511 screens in 2 markets.
- Kandagar fell to 18th place with $3.26 million on 789 screens in 2 markets for a total of $11.15 million after two weeks of release. This includes $3.19 million on 737 screens in Russia, which was enough for second place over the weekend and lifted its total to $10.81 million after two.
- It's Complicated continues its descent while it is in-between major openings. This week it landed in 19th place with $3.22 million on 1866 screens in 38 markets for a total of $79.43 million internationally.
- The Lovely Bones returned to the chart in 20th place with $3.07 million on 971 screens in 6 markets for a total of $16.91 million. This week it opened in France, but barely made the top ten with $1.16 million on 301 screens.
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs reached $100 million internationally last weekend, earning $2.97 million on 1450 screens in 18 markets for a total of $102.41 million. Its only opening of note this past weekend came in South Korea, where it managed sixth place with $907,000 on 308 screens over the weekend and $1.04 million in total.
- Little Big Soldier was the fourth Chinese film to chart this week, earning $2.21 million on 460 screens in its native market.
- Paranormal Activity had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top 30, down 67% and 14 places. It pulled in $2.19 million on 672 screens in 13 markets for a total of $85.85 million internationally and $193.77 million domesticly.
- Harmony slipped to fourth place in South Korea and 24th place internationally with $1.94 million on 367 screens over the weekend and $11.54 million after three.
- All's Well, Ends Well Too opened in 25th place with $1.92 million on 422 screens in Hong Kong.
- Planet 51 is hanging around the top 30 with $1.91 million on 1031 screens in 13 markets for a total of $57.93 million. It has made more internationally than it has made domestically and is closing in on $100 million worldwide. If it can do well on the home market (as kids movies generally do) then it might show a profit before too long.
- Pleasant Goat And Big Bad Wolf 2 plummeted from 13th to 27th place with $1.78 million on 385 screens in China for a total of $15.37 million after three weeks of release.
- The Tooth Fairy fell to 28th place with $1.76 million on 1536 screens in 22 markets for a total of $34.49 million after a month of release.
- Edge Of Darkness nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.76 million on 949 screens in 14 markets for a total of $12.88 million.
- I Love You, Philip Morris started its international run in 30th place with $1.67 million on 322 screens in 3 markets. Most of this came from France, but it stumbled there, debuting in ninth place with $1.18 million on 198 screens.
Filed under: International Box Office
, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
, Up in the Air
, Paranormal Activity
, The Tooth Fairy
, Edge of Darkness
, It’s Complicated
, Planet 51
, The Princess and the Frog
, I Love You, Phillip Morris
, The Lovely Bones
, Sherlock Holmes
, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel