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International Details: Date Night an International Affair

April 18th, 2010

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

Date Night started its international run in sixth place with $7.05 million on 1616 screens in 34 markets. While it is playing in a large number of markets, these were mostly of the smaller variety. The largest was Australia, where it placed third with $1.99 million on 304 screens. It also placed third in Brazil with $1.02 million on 174. It managed second place in Mexico, but with only $863,000 on 305 screens.

  • Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang slipped out of the top five after a one week stay, with $6.42 million on 2124 screens in 12 markets over the weekend and $32.04 million after three. In its native U.K. it continues to be a box office force, adding $1.82 million on 529 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.40 million after three. This is compared to the $22.31 million the original had earned at the same point in its run.
  • Remember Me climbed a couple spots to eighth with $4.77 million on 2003 screens in 35 markets for a total of $27.84 million after a month of release. In France it debuted in fifth place with $1.40 million on 253 screens, which is hardly a stellar opening, though it was better than other markets. For instance, it remained in seventh place in the U.K. with just $807,000 on 364 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.08 million after two.
  • Kick-Ass added $3.95 million on 717 screens in 5 markets for a two-week total of $12.87 million. In Australia it opened in fifth place with $1.53 million on 236 screens over the weekend and $1.65 million in total. Meanwhile in the U.K. it was down a stunning 69% to $1.84 million on 405 screens over the weekend and $10.82 million in total. This does not bode well for its legs here.
  • Future X-Cops climbed into the top ten with $3.93 million on 397 screens in 4 markets for a two-week total of $9.86 million.
  • The Blind Side added $3.16 million on 1687 screens in 25 markets for a total of $39.79 million.
  • Avatar has fallen out of the top ten with $3.09 million on 1127 screens in 25 markets for a total of $1.97 billion internationally and $2.71 billion worldwide.
  • The Ghost Writer opened in first place in Italy with $1.40 million on 351 screens, which had a lot to do with weak competition rather than any real strength in the movie itself. Overall, it added $2.92 million on 1237 screens in 13 markets for a total of $23.51 million.
  • Green Zone remained in 14th place with $2.91 million on 1596 screens in 30 markets for a total of $38.20 million after a month of release. It was buoyed by a second place, $1.37 million opening on 301 screens in Italy, which was just a few percentage points behind The Ghost Writer's opening there.
  • Prince opened in 15th place with $2.82 million on 894 screens in 15 markets, which is okay for an Indian film.
  • Heartbreaker continues to hold well, down just 30% to $2.59 million on 477 screens in 3 markets for a total of $23.75 million after four weeks of release.
  • Chico Xavier remained in first place in Brazil while it slipped to 17th place internationally with $2.59 million on 340 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.55 million after two.
  • 22 Bullets was flat down just 4% to $2.31 million on 883 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for a total of $9.91 million after three. During the past weekend it expanded into Russia, which is a bit unusual for a French film. It opened second in that market with $1.01 million on 332 screens.
  • District 9 returned to the chart in 19th place with $1.78 million on 204 screens over the weekend for a total of $92.68 million. Its entire weekend haul came from Japan, where it placed second in its opening. Should the film have long legs here, it could reach $100 million internationally, while it already has $200 million worldwide.
  • Beauty On Duty climbed a spot to 20th, with $1.76 million on 308 screens in 3 markets for a total of $5.08 million after two weeks of release.
  • The Last Song entered the chart in 21st place with $1.60 million on 271 screens in 4 markets for an early total of $4.41 million. It grew by 5% in Australia, adding $1.36 million on 234 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.94 million after two.
  • She's Out Of My League fell out of the top 20 with $1.46 million on 1164 screens in 5 markets for a two-week total of $5.26 million.
  • Tout Ce Qui Brille earned $1.40 million on 336 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $8.00 million after three.
  • My Darling Is A Foreigner opened in third place in Japan and 24th place internationally with $1.32 million on 256 screens.
  • My Father's Guest fell to 25th place with $1.28 million on 259 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $4.17 million after two.
  • La Vita è Una Cosa Meravigliosa was pushed into third place in Italy and 26th place internationally with $1.28 million on 410 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.25 million after two.
  • Happpy Killers debuted in 27th place internationally with $1.26 million on 260 screens over the weekend for $1.46 million in total. All of this came from the film's second place opening in South Korea.
  • Just Another Pandora's Box fell to 28th place with $1.25 million on 236 screens in 4 markets for a total of $20.29 million after four weeks of release. Spending nearly four weeks in the top 30 is a strong run for any non-Hollywood film.
  • The Book of Eli nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.10 million on 846 screens in 20 markets for a total of $52.72 million after four months of release. The film opened in Australia and South Korea this weekend, so it should climb the chart. It has nearly reached $150 million worldwide.
  • Rounding out the top 30 was The Round Up, which added $1.09 million on 486 screens in 2 markets for a total of $24.12 million after a month of release.

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Filed under: International Box Office, District 9, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Date Night, Remember Me, She's Out of My League, The Blind Side, The Last Song, The Ghost Writer, Green Zone, Kick-Ass, The Book of Eli, Avatar, Prince