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International Details: Shutter Island is International Destination

February 28th, 2010

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

Shutter Island started its international run with a sixth place finish this past weekend, earning $9.28 million on 1229 screens in 9 markets. The film opened in first place in Spain with $3.25 million on 406 screens. It had to settle for second place in Australia, in a virtual tie with Valentine's Day at $2.50 million on 250 screens. It's way too early to tell where the film will end up, but matching its domestic run internationally is a solid goal.

  • The Lovely Bones jumped into seventh place with $6.99 million on 2465 screens in 22 markets for a total of $25.33 million. Much of its weekend run came from the U.K., where it debuted in third place with $2.54 million on 420 screens. While that is better than average for the film's international run, it is still weaker than its wide opening here.
  • Sherlock Holmes slipped a spot to eighth with $6.36 million on 2810 screens in 44 markets for a total of $265.41 million internationally and $470.94 million worldwide. With its final major market debut approaching in Japan in just a couple weeks, it looks like it will finish just north of $500 million worldwide, which is an impressive feat.
  • My Name is Khan fell 54% to $5.76 million on 1483 screens in 15 markets for a total of $25.47 million. Its 54% decline is the worst week-to-week performance in the top 30. However, it is better than average for an Indian film.
  • Invictus remained in the top ten with $5.17 million on 2074 screens in 29 markets for a total of $63.26 million.
  • Little Big Soldier shot up into 11th place with $5.11 million on 588 screens in 2 markets for a total of $14.63 million. Those two markets are China and Hong Kong, but we don't have individual details for those two markets.
  • Le Mac opened in 12th place internationally with $4.71 million on 488 screens in 3 markets. Of that, $4.09 million was earned on 465 screens in France, which was enough for third place in the film's native market.
  • Recep Ivedik 3 added $4.41 million on 477 screens in 5 markets for a total of $17.35 million. In its native Turkey it earned $3.43 million on 378 screens for a total of $13.70 million. By this time next week it could top Avatar in that market.
  • Oceans was down just 13% to $4.07 million on 926 screens in 4 markets for a total of $41.85 million. It fell out of the top five in France, but still added $2.38 million on 581 screens to its total of $17.46 million.
  • Up in the Air added $3.92 million on 1703 screens in 42 markets for a total of $64.68 million. With a few more significant markets left to open in, it should be able to top its domestic total.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel earned $3.92 million on 2921 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for a total of $215.70 million after two months of release. This is just a hair over what the film made domestically, and enough to push its worldwide total to $431.28 million.
  • For the third week in a row, The Secret Reunion remained in first place in South Korea. This time around it added $3.86 million on 510 screens to its total of $22.50 million so far.
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs rose back into the top 20 with $3.77 million on 1473 screens in 18 markets for a total of $108.46 million internationally.
  • Edge Of Darkness climbed to 19th place with $3.06 million on 1236 screens in 21 markets for a total of $16.94 million. The film opened in France, but bombed, landing in ninth place with $1.44 million on 357 screens.
  • 14 Blades fell to 20th place with just a hair under $3.00 million on 534 screens in 5 markets for a total of $21.06 million.
  • From Paris With Love returned to the chart in 21st place with $2.53 million on 1005 screens in 11 markets for an early total of $6.42 million. The film made its debut in France but failed to make much of an impact with just $1.36 million on 437 screens.
  • Hot Summer Days added $2.43 million on 1292 screens in 2 markets for a total of $10.35 million.
  • Another Chinese film, True Legend, was next with $2.41 million on 595 screens in 5 markets for a total of $7.99 million after two weeks of release.
  • 72 Tenants Of Prosperity opened in 24th place with $2.39 million on 344 screens in 5 markets, including Hong Kong, but we don't have breakdowns for individual markets.
  • All's Well, Ends Well Too remained in second place with $2.39 million on 408 screens in 5 markets for a two-week total of $6.59 million.
  • Planet 51 remained in 26th place with $2.25 million on 981 screens in 12 markets for a total of $63.58 million. It has now made $105.38 million worldwide, which is about twice what it cost to make. The film will still need strong home market numbers, but it should earn a profit sooner rather than later.
  • Scusa Ma Ti Voglio Sposare slipped down to third place in Italy and 27th place internationally with $2.21 million on 469 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.39 million after two.
  • The Book of Eli returned to the chart in 28th place with $2.18 million on 911 screens in 22 markets for a total of $26.78 million. This week the film opened in Germany with $1.39 million on 303 screens, but that was only enough for fourth place in that market. It's about halfway done with its international run and is still miles away from its domestic total.
  • It's Complicated nearly fell out of the top 30 with $2.04 million on 1416 screens in 38 markets for a total of $83.17 million after two month of release. It opened in Japan but struggled with $1.18 million on 286 screens, including midweek numbers. That said, with openings in Italy, South Korea, and other markets approaching, it should have no trouble reaching $200 million worldwide.
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans? returned to the chart, barely, with $1.82 million on 879 screens in 44 markets for a total of $47.26 million. It opened in fifth place in Italy with $1.11 million on 227 screens, which is roughly on par with its average.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Shutter Island, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Up in the Air, From Paris With Love, Invictus, Edge of Darkness, It's Complicated, Planet 51, The Book of Eli, The Lovely Bones, Sherlock Holmes, Oceans, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, My Name is Khan