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International Top Five: Clash Heard Around the World

April 7th, 2010

Clash of the Titans started its international run in first place with $41.14 million on 3458 screens in 17 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $45.96 million. This includes first place openings in a number of major markets, led by the U.K. where it opened with $8.68 million on 446 screens. In Australia, the film debuted with $5.90 million on 351 screens. In Spain it managed $5.52 million on 544 screens over the weekend and $8.53 million, including midweek numbers.

How To Train Your Dragon remained in second place with $38.62 million on 7282 screens in 47 markets for a total of $98.38 million internationally and $190.51 million worldwide. By now, it has very likely reached $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide. In the U.K. it opened in second place with $7.41 million on 471 screens, while in France it managed third with $4.61 million on 698 screens. Additionally, it remained in first place in Russia with $2.35 million on 622 screens over the weekend for a total of $20.89 million after three. This suggests a $250 million international final total to go with its $150 million domestic tally.

Alice in Wonderland fell from first to third, but still managed a major milestone over the weekend. It earned $33.58 million on 7640 screens in 51 markets for a total of $422.26 million internationally and $732 million worldwide. It became only the 39th film to reach $700 million worldwide and it is far from done, as it opens in Spain and Japan next week and Brazil the weekend after that. Becoming one of only a couple dozen films to reach $800 million worldwide is very likely. It should finish its run in the top 20 all time. How long it stays there is another story, as I don't think it will be the biggest worldwide hit of the year.

The Bounty Hunter climbed back into the top five with $9.76 million on 2292 screens in 41 markets for a total of $30.17 million internationally. Its best opening of the weekend came from Germany, where it debuted in first place with $3.27 million on 528 screens. This is better than its opening here, once you take into account the relative size of the two markets.

Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang climbed into the top five with $9.01 million on 2002 screens in 11 markets for a still early total of $16.29 million. New markets include Spain, where it placed fourth with $1.15 million on 295 screens. The film placed fifth in Mexico with $441,000 on 250 screens over the weekend for a total of $554,000. It was a little weaker in Germany, earning sixth place with $822,000 on 463 screens over the weekend and $1.12 million in total. Meanwhile, in France, it only managed 8th place with $1.26 million on 459 screens. None of these results were really that good. On the other hand, the film grew by 1% in the U.K., adding $3.97 million on 521 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.93 million. This is a good start for a film, though at this point in its run, Nanny McPhee had earned $17.46 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Clash of the Titans, The Bounty Hunter