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International Details - Day Starts to Set on International Chart

January 11th, 2009

The top five on the international scene were published on Wednesday and can be found here.

The Day the Earth Stood Still fell out of the top five, as it was down 46% to $10.91 million on 5008 screens in 42 markets for a total of $129.59 million internationally and $204.01 million worldwide. The film's best market was Japan, where it remained in second place with $2.71 million on 642 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.19 million after three.

  • Twilight saw moderate growth climbing to seventh place with $8.84 million on 2354 screens in 36 markets for a total of $105.79 million internationally. The film has no major openings, but was aided by several midlevel debuts including a first place, $949,000 opening in Greece. The holiday helped it grow 19% in the U.K. to $1.99 million on 423 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.39 million after three.
  • If You Are The One added $7.45 million on 831 screens in 2 markets to its total of $39.90 million.
  • Ghajini earned about half of what it made during its opening weekend with $6.55 million on 1288 screens in 23 markets for a total of $28.81 million. This Indian film is about $10 million behind Dhoom 2 record setting total, and it should have little trouble getting there.
  • The Spirit climbed into the top ten during its second weekend of release with $5.11 million on 1649 screens in 13 markets for a total of $9.96 million. Its biggest market was the U.K. where it managed just sixth place with $1.96 million on 422 screens. Meanwhile in France, it placed fifth during its opening with $1.31 million on 354 screens.
  • The post-holiday weekend hurt Natale A Rio, as it was down 65% to $4.43 million on 565 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $34.34 million after three. Of that total, $30.17 million had been earned in Italy, including $3.75 million on 548 screens this past weekend.
  • A Frozen Flower opened in first place in South Korea and 12th place internationally with $3.92 million on 590 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.80 million.
  • The Tale of Despereaux climbed into 13th place with $3.54 million on 1834 screens in 16 markets for a total of $12.82 million after three weeks of release.
  • WALL-E grew by nearly 50% to $3.36 million on 480 screens in 6 markets for a total of $298.94 million. Of the weekend haul, $3.20 million was earned on 354 screens in Japan, and the film now has $33.47 million after a month in release in that market.
  • Four Christmas opened in sixth place in France with $1.24 million on 208 screens. Overall it made $3.13 million on 1574 screens in 41 markets for a total of $36.74 million.
  • 1 1/2 Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde added $2.99 million on 714 screens in 3 markets for a total of $13.97 million. This includes $2.64 million on 611 screens in Germany where it has $12.27 million after three weeks of release.
  • Ip Man slipped two spots to 17th with $2.94 million on 934 screens in 4 markets and now has $18.28 million in total.
  • Largo Winch added $2.88 million on 523 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $13.22 million after three.
  • If I Were You 2 opened in first place in Brazil with $2.87 million on 310 screens over the weekend, and $3.59 million in total.
  • Lovey Dovey 2 fell to 20th place with $2.85 million on 983 screens in 2 markets for a total of $12.18 million after two weeks of release.
  • Marley & Me earned $2.85 million on 469 screens in 6 markets over the weekend for a total of $5.19 million. This includes a fifth place, $1.70 million opening on 207 screens in Australia, while it added $876,000 on 172 screens during its second weekend of release in Brazil for a total of $2.82 million.
  • Changeling fell a few places to 22nd with $2.57 million on 805 screens in 12 markets and now has $35.32 million. The film has practically matched its domestic total, while it has yet to open in Russia, Germany, Australia, and a number of other major markets.
  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button climbed to 23rd place with $2.28 million on 307 screens in 2 markets for a total of $6.36 million after two weeks of release. The film was down just 9% in Australia to $2.12 million on 251 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.98 million there. Meanwhile it grew by 42% in neighboring New Zealand with $165,000 on 56 screens over the weekend for a total of $389,000, also after two weeks.
  • Inkheart remained in 24th place with $2.24 million on 1090 screens in 6 markets for a total of $15.52 million. This includes Germany, where it added $1.22 million on 500 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.81 million after four.
  • Overspeed Scandal remained in 25rg place internationally despite slipping to second place in South Korea with $2.23 million on 374 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.94 million after a month of release.
  • The Italian box office was hit hard by the post-holiday weekend, so it comes as no surprise that the couple local hits there were no exception. For instance, Il Cosmo Sul Como was down 66% to $1.87 million on 459 screens for a total of $16.32 million in that market. Overall it made $2,19 million on 470 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $18.49 million after three.
  • On the other hand, K-20 - Legend of the Mask saw significant growth in its native Japan adding $2.15 million on 322 screens over the weekend to its total of $12.26 million after three.
  • Burn After Reading earned $2.12 million on 723 screens in 15 markets for a total of $91.41 million. The film is still on pace to reach $100 million; it depends on how well it does in Japan when it opens there at the end of April.
  • Quantum of Solace earned $2.06 million on 1325 screens in 36 markets over the weekend for a total of $382.05 million internationally and $548.87 million worldwide. The film is about $50 million behind Casino Royale with only Japan ahead of it. Considering that film made less than $20 million in that market, it appears Quantum of Solace will have to settle for being the second highest grossing Bond film of all time.
  • Buddenbrooks remained in fifth place in Germany with $1.84 million on just 256 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.63 million after two. Overall it managed 30th place with $2.01 million on 292 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $6.15 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, WALL-E, Twilight, Quantum of Solace, Marley & Me, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Four Christmases, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Burn After Reading, The Tale of Despereaux, Changeling, The Spirit, Inkheart