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International Details: Foreign Releases Go Lala

April 25th, 2010

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

There were more than a dozen foreign releases to reach the top 30 on the international chart, starting with Go Lala Go!. This Chinese film opened in first place in its native market and sixth place overall with $6.44 million on 655 screens.

  • Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part II opened in second place in Japan and seventh internationally with $6.12 million on 410 screens.
  • Fellow Japanese film, Detective Conan: The Lost Ship In The Sky, was right behind with $6.11 million on 352 screens.
  • Kick-Ass remained in ninth place, adding $5.88 million on 1623 screens in 18 markets for a total of $21.41 million after just three weeks of release. Its big opening of the weekend came in Russia, where it made $1.26 million on 330 screens over the weekend, enough for third place. After a tragic 69% drop-off last weekend, the film was only down 24% this past weekend in the U.K., earning $1.39 million on 424 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.75 million after three.
  • The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec opened in France and a couple other smaller French-speaking markets, earning tenth place with $4.89 million on 676 screens in 3 markets. Of this, the vast majority came from the film's $4.27 million, first- place opening on 636 screens in its native market.
  • Green Zone nearly returned to the top ten, with $4.77 million on 1614 screens in 33 markets for a total of $44.08 million internationally. It struggled somewhat in France, placing fifth with $2.30 million on 421 screens. It bombed in Brazil with just $168,000 on 50 screens, earning ninth place in the process.
  • Shutter Island fell to 12th place, with $4.77 million on 2201 screens in 47 markets for a total of $156.57 million internationally and $282.37 million worldwide. The film opened in a couple smaller markets, but the largest chunk of its box office draw came from Japan where, though it was pushed back to fifth place by new releases, it still added $2.03 million on 444 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.00 million after two.
  • Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang fell out of the top ten, earning 13th place with $4.52 million on 2570 screens in 14 markets for a total of $43.72 million internationally. In the U.K. it added $1.32 million on 511 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.16 million. In comparison, the original made just under $30 million in total in that market, so the studio has to be satisfied with its run so far.
  • The Ghost Writer slipped a spot to 14th with $3.58 million on 1380 screens in 13 markets for a total of $28.18 million. The film opened in the U.K. but was met with a collective shrug, placing sixth with $1.30 million on 332 screens.
  • Dear John returned to the chart in 15th place with $3.55 million on 949 screens in 18 markets for a total of $20.05 million. Almost all of that came from the film's first place debut in the U.K., where it made $3.04 million on 402 screens.
  • Crayon Shinchan 2010 opened in fourth place in Japan and 16th place internationally with $2.94 million on 325 screens.
  • Remember Me fell to 17th place with $2.66 million on 1739 screens in 31 markets for a total of $32.53 million.
  • The Book of Eli climbed more than ten spots to 18th, with $2.6 million on 1000 screens in 22 markets for a total of $56 million. In Australia, the film placed fourth with $1.22 million on 188 screens, but it failed to attract an audience in South Korea with just $665,000 on 292 screens over the weekend for $771,000 in total.
  • The Blind Side landed in 19th place with $2.17 million on 1532 screens in 24 markets for a total of $43.25 million internationally. The film debuted in South Korea, but only managed fifth place with $493,000 on 157 screens over the weekend for $555,000 in total.
  • Heartbreaker added another $2.01 million on 472 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $26.69 million after a month of release. Over the weekend, it made $1.78 million on 443 screens in France for a total of $23.69 million in its native market.
  • From Paris With Love returned to the chart in 21st place with $1.92 million on 1009 screens in 13 markets for a total of $22.74 million. It opened in two major markets, Spain and Italy, but only earned fifth place in both. In the former it made $880,000 on 282 screens while in the latter it was even weaker with $577,000 on 250 screens.
  • For the third weekend in a row, Chico Xavier remained in first place in Brazil. This time around it earned $1.78 million on 340 screens for a total of $10.52 million, which is just ahead of How To Train Your Dragon's four-week tally in that market.
  • 22 Bullets fell to 23rd place with $1.71 million on 833 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for a total of $1.71 million after 4.
  • Best Seller opened in second place in South Korea and 24th place internationally with $1.53 million on 315 screens over the weekend for $1.73 million in total.
  • The Last Song fell to 25th place with $1.23 million on 434 screens in 6 markets for a still very early total of $6.29 million.
  • Hooked 2: Next Level opened in Russia with $1.21 million on 313 screens, which was enough for 4rth place in its native market and 26th place internationally.
  • Avatar nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.15 million on 731 screens in 26 markets for totals of $1.97 billion internationally and $2.72 billion worldwide.
  • Tout Ce Qui Brille added $1.08 million on 334 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $9.56 million after four.
  • District 9 fell to 29th place with $1.02 million on 205 screens over the weekend for a total of $95.43 million internationally. Its entire weekend haul came from Japan, which is the film's last market. However, its legs in that market are not as strong as anticipated. That makes $100 million internationally less likely.
  • Future X-Cops had the worst week-to-week decline, falling 20 spots and 70%. It landed in 30th place with $1.01 million on 341 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for a total of $11.20 million after three.

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Filed under: International Box Office, District 9, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Shutter Island, Remember Me, The Blind Side, The Last Song, From Paris With Love, The Ghost Writer, Green Zone, Kick-Ass, The Book of Eli, Avatar, Dear John