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International Box Office: Due for a Win

November 10th, 2010

Unlike its domestic debut, Due Date was able to open in first place internationally with $21.69 million on 3572 screens in 32 markets. It was tops in Germany with $3.90 million on 519 screens, while it also led the way in the U.K. with $3.78 million on 449 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Russia, but with $3.88 million on 543 screens, it was still a huge success there. In comparison, the cumulative opening weekend was nearly identical to The Hangover, which bodes well for the film's chances internationally, even if it likely won't have the same long legs.

Despicable Me was pushed into second place with $12.97 million on 4111 screens in 44 markets for a total of $258.82 million internationally and $507.13 million worldwide. Only 79 films have ever made $500 million worldwide, and it joins a list of six films from 2010 to do so. On the down side, it has no major markets left to open in, so it will likely slip down the chart rather quickly, but it is already a major success, so that is not really an issue.

Jackass 3D shot up into third place with $12.61 million on 1604 screens in 14 markets for a still early total of $18.96 million. This is more than either of the previous films in the franchise earned internationally. It opened in first place in Australia with $3.69 million on just 206 screens, while it debuted in second spot in the U.K. with $2.74 million on 373. Meanwhile in Germany, it fell from first to fourth, but still added $1.67 million on 339 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.51 million after two.

It has been widely reported that Golmaal became the first Indian movie franchise to become a trilogy when Golmaal 3 was released this past weekend. On the other hand, this year alone there were up to ten movie franchises that had their third or later installment released. (I say "up to" because some get a little complicated. Karate Kid, for instance.) With an opening weekend haul of $12.00 million on 1344 screens in 17 markets, it is a solid performer, but I don't know if a fourth installment will be arriving any time soon.

Paranormal Activity 2 landed in fifth place with $11.11 million on 3106 in 37 markets for a total of $65.92 million internationally. In Germany, the film opened in third place with $1.68 million on 246 screens over the weekend and $1.88 million in total. In the U.K. it added $1.11 million on 403 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.93 million. It has likely matched the original in that market since the weekend.

MegaMind climbed a couple spots to sixth place with $10.80 million on 1100 screens in 7 markets for a very early total of $21.51 million internationally. In Russia is grew by 12% to $7.79 million on 943 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.58 million after just two weeks in that market. By this time next week it will likely top How to Train Your Dragon's final figure in that market, which bodes well for its overall success.

Saw VII 3D fell from third to seventh with $10.49 million on 2267 screens in 29 markets for a total of $32.49 million. It was relatively successful in its opening in Brazil scoring second place with $1.52 million on 261 screens. The film fell 70% during its second weekend in the U.K. earning $1.72 million on 370 screens for a total of $10.33 million.

The Social Network fell to eighth place with $9.31 million on 3018 screens in 50 markets for a total of $66.34 million after a month of release. It has yet to open in a few major markets, so it should have little trouble getting to $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide, which means it should earn a profit before it hits the home market, assuming the studio didn't spend too much on advertising.

Red fell to ninth place with $8.69 million on 2880 screens in 34 markets for a total of $41.52 million. It opened in second place in South Korea with $1.25 million on 331 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.45 million. It added $1.55 million on 514 screens over the weekend in Germany for a total of $5.19 million. It has yet to open in a few major markets internationally, but it might have trouble matching its domestic total on the international scene.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Despicable Me, Due Date, Paranormal Activity 2, Saw 3D, The Social Network, Red, Jackass 3D, Megamind