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International Top of the Chart: Another Milestone for Twilight

July 14th, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse remained in top spot on the international chart for the second weekend in a row, and it also crossed another major milestone. It added $73.73 million over the weekend on 9,157 screens in 53 markets for a total of $216.04 million internationally, while it has $451.41 million worldwide. This is already more than the original Twilight earned in total.

Its biggest opening of the weekend came from the U.K. where it managed $20.60 million on 523 screens. Impressive, and more than New Moon opened with last year. On the other hand, the film opened in first place in France with $12.51 million on 765 screens, down from the $19.67 million earned by New Moon. It showed reasonable growth in South Korea where it opened with $4.83 million on 601 screens over the weekend and has $6.67 million in total.

As far as holdovers go, it held on well in Brazil, down just 37% to $4.20 million on 755 screens over the weekend and $19.14 million in total. But that's the good news. The bad news is that it fell by 58% in Australia to $4.71 million on 533 screens over the weekend and $20.21 million after two. It was down 65% in Italy to $1.67 million on 743 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.09 million after two. Spain saw a 69% drop-off to $2.09 million on 689 screens over the weekend for a total of $16.00 million. And in Russia, it was down a whopping 73% to $3.07 million on 1,085 screens for $22.33 million. Granted, this is a market that is known for large drop-offs, so this is not unexpected.

Next up is Germany this weekend, while it doesn't open in Japan until November.

Shrek Forever After remained in second place, and put up big numbers, but we will get to that film and the rest of the multimillion dollar movies over the weekend.


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