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International Details: Sex Debuts in Second

June 6th, 2010

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

Sex and the City 2 started its international run in second place with $23.98 million on 2739 screens in 18 markets for a total opening of $27.11 million. The film's biggest opening came in the U.K., where it made $8.93 million on 530 screens, 24% more than the original's opening. It had the biggest opening of the year in Germany with $5.90 million on 736 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.72 million. This was 23% higher than the original managed. On the other hand, it only saw 4% growth in Italy, with $2.4 million on 499 screens. This is not enough to keep pace with inflation. However, it is still better than it managed here.

  • Shrek Forever After slipped a spot to third with $18.40 million on 2039 screens in 15 markets for a total of $53.46 million after just two weeks of release. It opened in a handful of small markets, none of which resulted in a million dollar opening. However, it remained strong in Russia, down just 37% to $12.2 million on 700 screens over the weekend for a total of $38.5 million after two. This is already the most ever for an animation studio in that market. The next major market for the film is Australia, where it opens in a couple weeks. It doesn't end its run till December, when it opens in Japan.
  • Robin Hood fell from first to fourth with $17.64 million on 6523 screens in 58 markets for a total of $155.05 million internationally and $238.17 million worldwide after just three weeks of release. The film was hurt by a lack of new openings this past weekend, but it grew by 9% in the U.K. There it added $2.16 million on 476 screens over the weekend for a total of $16.88 million after three.
  • Iron Man 2 added $6.91 million on 7808 screens in 57 markets for a total $282.33 million internationally and $573.62 million worldwide after a month of release. This is more than the original made in total, and it hasn't even opened in Japan yet. However, its per screen average is down below $1000, so its screen and market count will start to evaporate quite quickly.
  • How To Train Your Dragon was right behind with $6.51 million on 3835 screens in 41 markets for a total of $244.64 million internationally and $457.40 million worldwide.
  • Streetdance 3-D climbed into seven place with $5.73 million on 1199 screens in 12 markets for a still early total of $13.19 million. It opened in Australia, but only earned $691,000 on 127 screens during its opening, placing sixth in the process. In Spain it managed fourth place, but with just $523,000 on 230 screens. Meanwhile, in the U.K. it added $2.65 million on 414 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.69 million after two.
  • Now it is official. Alice in Wonderland added $5.12 million on 2159 screens in 29 markets for totals of $674.02 million internationally and $1.01 billion worldwide. It has become just the sixth film to top that milestone, and it has a shot at overtaking The Dark Knight for fifth place.
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street slipped a spot to ninth with $4.27 million on 2210 screens in 41 markets for a total of $34.89 million. A lack of major market openings hurt, but the film simply hasn't caught on internationally.
  • Clash of the Titans landed in tenth place with $3.59 million on 1745 screens in 43 markets for a total of $318.00 million internationally and $479.32 million worldwide. It remained in first place in Brazil with $2.77 million on 303 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.51 million after two.
  • The Back-up Plan was the final multimillion dollar movie, earning $3.12 million on 1646 screens in 32 markets for a total of $25.29 million. It has few significant markets left to open in, but it should top its domestic total relatively soon.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Sex and the City 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Shrek Forever After, The Back-up Plan, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Robin Hood, Iron Man 2, Clash of the Titans