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International Details: Things are Looking Up for The Round Up

March 21st, 2010

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

The Round Up opened in sixth place with $6.32 million on 632 screens in 3 markets. Of that, $5.67 million was earned on 602 screens in France, which was easily enough for first place in that market.

  • Sherlock Holmes opened in second place in Japan with $3.64 million on 441 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.56 million. This was enough to push it back into the top ten overall with $5.68 million on 1588 screens in 25 markets for a total of $289.74 million internationally and $497.14 million worldwide. It has likely already topped half a billion worldwide and it should have no trouble getting to $300 million internationally very shortly.
  • The Men Who Stare At Goats climbed a couple spots to eighth with $4.06 million on 844 screens in 11 markets over the weekend for a total of $29.27 million. In France, the film opened in fifth place with $1.18 million on just 154 screens (which is only semi-wide for the market). It held on well in Germany, down just 31% to $1.11 million on 303 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.33 million after two.
  • Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Mermaid Legend remained in first place in Japan with $3.78 million on 366 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.75 million after two.
  • The Hurt Locker entered the chart for the first time with $3.76 million on 773 screens in 29 markets for a total of $17.45 million. It has been playing in limited release worldwide for a while now, but its Oscar wins helped boost its box office in a number of markets over the past weekend.
  • Valentine's Day fell to 11th place with $3.40 million on 2488 screens in 51 markets for a total of $102.84 million internationally. The film had already crossed $100 million domestically and $200 million worldwide, so this was probably the last major milestone for the film. The studio should be more than happy with this result.
  • What Men Talk About was the talk of Russia... actually, it finished in second place in its native market, but its weekend total of $3.07 million on 564 screens over the weekend was still strong. Its overall total of $8.32 million should please the studio. Over all countries, it placed 12th with $3.27 million on 598 screens in 2 markets for a total of $8.51 million.
  • Loose Cannons opened in second place in Italy and 13th place overall with $3.18 million on 427 screens.
  • The Princess and the Frog fell to 14th place with $2.99 million on 2182 screens in 30 markets for a total of $153.89 million internationally and $257.94 million worldwide. It is shedding screens and markets, but it has made enough that it should eventually show a profit.
  • Liar Game: The Final Stage slipped to third place in Japan and 15th internationally with $2.88 million on 283 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.66 million after two. This is a strong result so far, but its decline of 34% from its opening is higher than average for that market.
  • Edge Of Darkness remained in 16th place with $2.37 million on 1495 screens in 25 markets for a total of $29.83 million. It is running out of major markets to debut, though it did open in Germany during the past weekend. It struggled there, landing in seventh place with just $696,000 on 318 screens over the weekend and $820,000 in total.
  • Invictus saw its weekend sliced in half as it plummeted to 17th place with $2.34 million on 1676 screens in 31 markets for a total of $84.13 million. The film is fading, but one could call it a qualified success internationally. It was certainly stronger on the international box office than it was domestically.
  • It's Complicated rose to 18th place with $2.29 million on 1296 screens in 28 markets for a total of $98.14 million. It was not a big hit in South Korea, earning fourth place with $534,000 on 205 screens over the weekend and $624,000 in total. This result is not a surprise. But it opened in Italy this weekend and has likely already crossed $100 million internationally to go with its more than $100 million domestic total.
  • The Ghost Writer added $2.21 million on 659 screens in 5 markets over the weekend for a still early total of $10.34 million.
  • The Lovely Bones opened in a number of smaller markets which helped it remain in the top 20 with $2.09 million on 1687 screens in 35 markets for a total of $44.72 million.
  • Eyyvah Eyvah remained strong with $1.91 million on 326 screens in 4 markets for a total of $8.70 million.
  • From Paris With Love returned to the chart in 22nd place with $1.82 million on 794 screens in 17 markets for a total of $15.07 million. The film bombed domestically and it hasn't exactly been proving to be a huge hit internationally. However, it did open in second place in South Korea with $1.31 million on 350 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.47 million overall.
  • Dear John was right behind with $1.82 million on 769 screens in 12 markets for a total of $7.73 million. It's still too soon to tell where it will finish internationally when compared to its domestic run, but it doesn't look too promising.
  • The Blind Side rose a couple spots to 24th with $1.76 million on 346 screens in 12 markets for a total of $10.21 million. The film's Oscar win will obviously help, but it is still a football movie at heart and that will create drag internationally.
  • Remember Me opened in 25th place with $1.60 million on 536 screens in 9 markets. Its biggest market was Australia where it managed eighth place with $467,000 on 173 screens over the weekend and $474,000 in total. This is not a good start, about equivalent to a $5 million opening here given the relative size of the two markets. The only good news is that it was an inexpensive movie to make, so it doesn't have to be a massive hit to avoid costing the studio a lot of cash.
  • Pice Monte opened in 26th place with $1.51 million on 360 screens in 2 markets. Of that, $1.38 million was earned on 350 screens in France, which was enough for fourth place in its native market.
  • The Wolf Man had the largest world week-to-week decline on the chart, down 64% to $1.48 million on 1915 screens in 49 markets over the weekend for a total of $73.99 million after a month of release. The film has yet to open in Japan, but it seems very unlikely that it will match its $150 million production budget worldwide and it may never show a profit.
  • Oceans remained in the top 30 one more week, adding $1.48 million on 1026 screens in 5 markets for a total of $53.54 million.
  • Genitori & Figli: Agitare Bene Prima Dell'uso fell more than 50% and 15 places, landing in 29th with $1.45 million on 319 screens in Italy over the weekend for a total of $10.92 million after three.
  • Little Big Soldier remained the final film in the top 30 with $1.43 million on 449 screens in 5 markets over the weekend for a total of $27.73 million after a month of release. The film expanded into South Korea earning fifth place with $379,000 on 183 screens over the weekend and $428,000 in total.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Hurt Locker, The Wolfman, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Remember Me, The Blind Side, Valentine's Day, From Paris With Love, Invictus, Edge of Darkness, It's Complicated, The Ghost Writer, The Princess and the Frog, The Lovely Bones, Dear John, Sherlock Holmes, Oceans