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International Box Office: Harry Tumbles But Still Wins Race

December 8th, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I maintained its lead on top of the international box office chart; however, it saw its weekend haul sliced in half to $57.12 million on 14,188 screens in 62 markets for a total of $473.52 million internationally and $718.04 million worldwide. It became just the 43rd film to reach $700 million worldwide, while it will shortly overtake Up for 40th place overall.

No major opening hurt the film, but it still managed $8.91 million on 1020 screens during its second weekend in France for a total there of $29.51 million. In the U.K. it made $5.87 million on 570 screens for a three-week total of $61.44 million. It was pushed into second place in Japan, but still earned $5.54 million on 850 screens giving it a running tally of $45.64 million. Germany was right behind with $5.30 million on 905 screens over the weekend and $42.82 million after three. With South Korea ahead, $900 million worldwide seems almost guaranteed, while $1 billion is within reach.

Tangled remained in second place with $20.22 million on 3765 screens in 17 markets for a still early total of $45.25 million. The film was aided by a second place, $5.91 million opening on 685 screens in France, which gave it a nearly identical per screen average as Harry Potter earned during its second weekend of release. It remained in top spot in Russia, down just 37% to $5.59 million on 710 screens for a two-week total of $16.50 million. By comparison, Harry Potter has $24.23 million after three weeks of release, so it is possible that Tangled will outperform that film in the end. Meanwhile, it climbed into first place in Mexico with $2.28 million on 464 screens during its second weekend of release, for a total of $6.37 million after two.

Megamind returned to the chart in third place with $15.81 million on 3277 screens in 27 markets for a total of $48.59 million after six weeks of release. It debuted in second place in the U.K. with $4.44 million on 470 screens, while it topped the chart in Brazil with $2.32 million on 463 screens over the weekend, and $2.89 million in total. On the other hand, it only managed second place with $2.0 on 550 screens in Spain and third place in Germany with $1.56 million on 552.

Just Call Me Nobody was the first of two Chinese films to chart this week, placing fourth with $9.39 million on 405 screens in its native market.

Sacrifice was the other Chinese film, and it placed fifth with $7.42 million on 385 screens, also only playing in its native market.

Space Battleship Yamato, the live action adaptation of the popular Anime series, opened in first place in Japan and sixth place overall with $6.39 million on 440 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.42 million.

Due Date fell from fourth to seventh with $6.30 million on 2536 screens in 51 markets for a total of $82.46 million after a month of release. No major market openings hurt, but it did add $1.77 million on 295 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.60 million.

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader started its international run a week ahead of its domestic opening, earning $5.58 million on 1287 screens in 8 markets over the weekend for a total of $5.72 million. Its biggest market was Spain where it placed first with $3.0 million on 585 screens. The first two films earned $7 million and $6 million respectively, but they were five-day openings and not three-day openings. Over three days those two films earned just under $5 million and just over $4 million, which is not a good sign for the film's debut this Friday. Perhaps the holidays will boost its legs enough to compensate.

Unstoppable fell from third to ninth with $4.43 million on 2700 screens in 52 markets for a total of $51.26 million.

Jackass 3D returned to the chart in tenth place with $4.24 million on 1145 screens in 23 markets for a total of $47.30 million internationally and $164.04 million worldwide. That's about as much as the first two films in the franchise earned, combined. It opened in second place in Russia with $2.24 million on 736 screens. That's more screens than Tangled opened on last weekend.

Just missing the top ten was Saw VII 3D with $3.74 million on 1137 screens in 32 markets for a total of $74.81 million internationally and $120.48 million worldwide. Only Saw III made more internationally, while it is now roughly average for the franchise worldwide.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Tangled, Due Date, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Unstoppable, Saw 3D, Jackass 3D, Megamind