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International Details: Toy Story Falls, and Rises, to Second Place

August 8th, 2010

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

Over the past weekend, Toy Story 3 fell to second place on the international chart with $38.69 million on 7806 screens in 42 markets. However, it rose to second place for 2010 on the international chart with $436.65 million overtaking Shrek Forever After. The only 2010 release that has made more internationally is Alice in Wonderland. Worldwide it now has $826.41 million and it has very likely already surpassed Finding Nemo to become Pixar's biggest hit. The film's only major release of the week came in Germany over the weekend, where it made $4.03 million on 740 screens, bringing the total to $4.35 million. While this is a good result, its not great, and prior to this the film had been doing great. It also remained in the top spot in the U.K. over the weekend, with $12.81 million on 564 screens, for a two week total of $62.82 million. It has likely overtaken Alice in Wonderland to become the biggest hit of 2010 released in that market. As for the film's future, it has yet to open in South Korea and Scandinavia. If it does well in those markets, $1 billion worldwide is still within reach.

  • During its second weekend of release, Salt shot into third place with $24.49 million on 2850 screens in 26 markets for an early total of $32.97 million. It opened in first place in a pair of major markets scoring $5.62 million on 647 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total opening of $6.89 million. Meanwhile in Russia it opened with $5.26 million on 704 screens, which was also enough for first place. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Brazil with $2.34 million on 266 screens and third place in Japan with $4.16 million on 326 screens. At this point, it seems obvious that the film will make more internationally than it will domestically, which should be enough to encourage the studio to make a sequel. They certainly set one up at the end of the movie.
  • It was a milestone weekend for Shrek Forever After as it passed the $400 million mark internationally. Over the weekend it added $19.47 million on 5755 screens in 45 markets for a total of $405.91 million internationally and $641.56 million worldwide. This makes the film hugely profitable, and it might become the biggest international hit in the franchise if it does well in Italy and Japan.
  • Aftershock slipped a spot to fifth with $16.35 million on 2299 screens in 5 markets for a total of $60.04 million. It could become a $100 million film, which is rare for a non-Hollywood offering, and even rarer for a Chinese film. However, that last part could be changing.
  • Knight and Day held firm in sixth place with $13.47 million on 5393 screens in 58 markets for a total fo $110.27 million internationally. This past weekend it opened in second place in France with $4.06 million on 612 screens. It has yet to open in the U.K., Italy, and Japan.
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse slipped a couple spots to seventh, with $12.25 million on 6152 screens in 61 markets. This brings the total to $366.69 million internationally and $654.89 million worldwide.
  • The Karate Kid remained in eighth place, with $12.18 million on 2432 screens in 31 markets and a total of $81.07 million internationally. In the U.K., it opened in second place with $7.71 million on 446 screens, which is more or less on par with its opening here. On the other hand, it was down 55% in Germany to $2.01 million on 500 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.33 million after two weeks.
  • Despicable Me climbed into the top ten with $10.23 million on 1756 screens in 20 markets for a still early total of $28.81 million. This includes a first place, $4.10 million opening on 1046 screens in Mexico, which is the studio's biggest opening in that market. This is not surprising, as the Mexican market tends to reward family friendly films.
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice landed in tenth place with $9.76 million on 2958 screens in 28 markets for a total of $42.19 million after three weeks of release. Its biggest market of the weekend was Mexico, but it only managed second place with $2.26 million on 623 screens, a decidedly mixed result.
  • The Last Airbender saw its weekend haul nearly double to $9.44 million on 1723 screens in 16 markets for a still early total of $39.50 million. It opened in third place in France with $3.63 million on 477 screens, which is an acceptable opening, but not a blockbuster one.
  • The A-Team returned to the chart in 12th place with $7.05 million on 744 screens in 8 markets for a total of $68.26 million. It opened in third place in both the U.K. and Spain, earning $5.64 million on 451 screens in the former and $1.47 million on 426 screens in the latter. Its U.K. opening is a little better than its debut here, if you take into account the relative size of the two markets. Its latter opening was not.
  • Once Upon A Time in Mumbai opened in 13th place with $6.58 million on 923 screens in 11 markets. This is a strong start for an Indian film. If it can hold well, compared to most Indian films, then it will be a solid hit.
  • Karigurashi No Arietty was only down 8% during its third weekend of release. However, it still fell five places to 14th with $6.34 million on 447 screens in its native Japan, for a total of $45.99 million after three weeks of release.
  • Grown Ups grew 46% climbing to 15th place with $3.92 million on 1116 screens in 15 markets for a total of $18.31 million. In Spain, it debuted in second place with $2.00 million on 328 screens, which is inline with expectations.
  • Bayside Shakedown 3 fell just 9% in Japan giving it $3.38 million on 447 screens over the weekend for a total of $60.71 million after a month of release.
  • Predators added $3.10 million on 2390 screens in 43 markets for a total of $54.33 million internationally and $103.82 million worldwide. Depending on how much it cost to advertise globally and how much it makes on the home market, the film should earn a profit before too long. On the other hand, whether or not it earns a sequel could depend on whether the studio saw an uptick in home market sales of the previous films, as well we increased sales of other merchandise.
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore opened in 18th place with $2.67 million on 872 screens in 4 markets for a total opening of $2.77 million. Its only market of note was Russia where it managed third place with $2.17 million on 685 screens.
  • Shockingly, Pikachu The Movie 2010 was down a mere 9% to $2.41 million on 376 screens over the weekend in Japan for a total of $27.49 million. I thought the Fanboy Effect would have knocked it off the chart by this point.
  • Killers returned to the chart in 20th place with $2.19 million on 491 screens in 14 markets for a total of $29.27 million after two months of release. It opened in second place in Australia with $1.94 million on 253 screens, including previews, which is better than its debut here.
  • Moss was the final multimillion dollar movie adding $2.13 million on 439 screens in South Korea giving it a total of $18.43 million after three weeks of release.
  • However, Naruto Shippuden: Lost Tower just missed that market opening with a tiny fraction below $2.00 million on 264 screens in Japan, which was enough for seventh place in its native market and 22nd place internationally.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The A-Team, Despicable Me, The Last Airbender, Salt, Killers, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Shrek Forever After, The Karate Kid, Grown Ups, Toy Story 3, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Knight and Day, Predators