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International Details: Knight has Bright Start

July 4th, 2010

The top film on the international scene was published on Wednesday and can be found here.

Knight and Day started its international run in second place with $12.42 million on 2241 screens in 12 markets. It opened in first place in Russia with $3.33 million on 949 screens, while it also took top spot in South Korea with $3.04 million on 565 screens over the weekend and $3.76 million in total. Next up for the film is the U.K. this weekend, while it has major market openings right till October when it debuts in Japan.

  • The A-Team fell to third place with $7.64 million on 4412 screens in 55 markets for a total of $47.11 million internationally and $110.16 million worldwide. This is almost exactly what it cost to make, so it has at least a respectable shot at breaking even, eventually. However, don't expect a sequel any time soon. None of the film's seven new openings result in $1 million or more, but it came close in India with $972,000 on 365 screens. It did better with holdovers adding $1.60 million on 621 screens during its second weekend in France. That was enough to remain in top spot in that market while lifting its total to $5.33 million after two.
  • Next up was Sex and the City 2 with $6.96 million on 5098 screens in 59 markets for a total of $177.79 million internationally and $270.87 million worldwide. It may have struggled domestically, but it is making up for that on the international scene.
  • The Karate Kid opened in China with an estimated $4 million, which helped it climb into fifth place with $6.81 million on 1420 screens in 20 markets for a total of $24.41 million internationally.
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time added $5.82 million on 6436 screens in 54 markets for a total of $224.84 million internationally and 311.06 million worldwide. It has very few markets left to open in, but at least it was able to match its production budget internationally, while it will likely surpassed its total budget soon, if it hasn't already.
  • Shrek Forever After added $4.12 million on 1168 screens in 21 markets for a still relatively early total of $92.00 million internationally. The film has yet to open in most major markets, but it has performed well in the ones it has. However, it's still too early to tell where it will end up compared to the rest of the franchise.
  • Get Him To The Greek shot into eighth place with $3.80 million on 700 screens in 8 markets for an early international total of $9.65 million. It opened in first place in the U.K. with $2.36 million on 389 screens, which is a respectable opening, but certainly not a blockbuster one.
  • Welcome to Shama Town opened in ninth place with $3.67 million on 385 screens in China.
  • Killers climbed back into tenth place with $3.44 million on 1719 screens in 24 markets for a total of $16.63 million. The film opened in second place in France, with $1.59 million on 337 screens, which is hardly a strong start.
  • Confessions remains locked in top spot in Japan with $3.24 million on 266 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.24 million after four weeks of release. This is the second weekend in a row the film has shown growth, which is impressive, even for Japan, which is a market known for its long legs.
  • On the other hand, Indian films are not known for their long legs and Raavan became yet another example of that. It fell 67% during its second weekend of release adding $2.68 million on 1987 screens in 24 markets for a running tally of $12.84 million. Reports are it was an expensive movie to make, compared to most Indian movies, so it will struggle to break even.
  • Grown Ups opened day-and-date in Australia with $2.39 million on 236 screens, but that was only enough for a close third place in that market.
  • 71: Into the Fire slipped to second place in South Korea and 14th place internationally with $2.43 million on 761 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.23 million after two.
  • Robin Hood rounded out the list of multimillion dollar movies in 15th place with $2.02 million on 3886 screens in 56 markets for a total of $198.84 million internationally and $302.15 million worldwide. It has likely already crossed $200 million internationally, while it has yet to open in Japan, so it is not quite done yet.


Filed under: International Box Office, Sex and the City 2, The A-Team, Killers, Shrek Forever After, The Karate Kid, Get Him to the Greek, Grown Ups, Robin Hood, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Knight and Day, Raavan