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International Details: Iron Shines Brighter than Predecessor

May 30th, 2010

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

Iron Man 2 is starting to see sharp declines in its theater count, but it still hit a major milestone during the past weekend. It added $13.90 million on 8739 screens in 55 markets for a total of $269.30 million internationally, which is just ahead of the total earned by Iron Man. Additionally, the film reached the half billion dollar mark with total ticket sales of $520.32 million worldwide. By the time it opened in Japan on the 11th, it will have surpassed its predecessor on the worldwide stage, while it has likely already broken even at this point.

  • How To Train Your Dragon remained in fifth place with $10.97 million on 4384 screens in 47 markets for a total of $235.32 million internationally and $446.31 million worldwide. It saw substantial growth thanks to its first place opening in South Korea. In that market it managed $6.38 million on 585 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.40 million.
  • Kites broke records becoming the widest released Indian film of all time. It won't become the biggest hit of all time, but it did open with $8.09 million on 2245 screens in 27 markets, which was enough for sixth place internationally. Add in its tenth place, nearly $1 million debut here and one could call it a qualified hit. That said, you get the feeling that the studio was expecting more.
  • Alice in Wonderland fell to 12th place with $7.25 million on 2745 screens in 28 markets for a total of $644.87 million internationally and $977.07 million worldwide. This is actually less than what was reported last week, but this likely has to do with currency fluctuations. It was reported that the film reached the $1 billion mark late in the week, so this is just a minor bump.
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street fell to eighth with $7.05 million on 2662 screens in 37 markets for a total of $27.77 million internationally. In Germany the movie opened in third place with $835,000 on 193 screens over the weekend for a total of $912,000. Meanwhile it placed fifth in Australia with $945,000 on 134 screens.
  • Clash of the Titans opened in first place in Brazil with a surprisingly strong $4.03 million on 449 screens. Overall it made $6.37 million on 2824 screens in 51 markets for a total of $311.95 million internationally and $472.92 million worldwide. This surprisingly strong start means $500 million worldwide is no long completely out of reach, but it will be tough to make it there.
  • Streetdance 3-D opened in tenth place with $5.52 million on 705 screens in 5 markets. This includes a first place, $3.60 million opening in its native United Kingdom, while it place second during its opening in France with $1.59 million on 209 screens.
  • The Back-up Plan was relatively flat down just 6% to $4.90 million on 2283 screens in 32 markets for a total of $21.12 million. In France it opened in third place with $1.49 million on 279 screens, while in Australia it debuted in 4th with $1.08 million on 205. In neither markets can you say these results are particularly strong, but they are at least on par with the rest of the film's run so far.
  • During its second weekend of release, The Housemaid slipped a spot to second place in South Korea, while it was down one spot to 12th internationally. It added $3.20 million on 530 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $11.05 million.
  • Ip Man 2 added $2.70 million on 561 screens in 7 markets over the weekend for a total of $47.68 million after four. It should get to $50 million shortly, but it will likely fall off this chart before it does.
  • Masked Rider Den-O Trilogy opened in second place in Japan with $2.58 million on 209 screens.
  • Fellow Japanese film, Trick: The Movie - Psychic Battle, was right behind with $2.21 million on 320 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.46 million after three.

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Filed under: International Box Office, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Back-up Plan, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Clash of the Titans, Kites