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International Top Five - Seven's Up on Top

January 22nd, 2009

It seems Martin Luther King long weekend has resulted in a couple delays for international numbers and we are reduced to using studio estimated for a few things. However, we do know Seven Pounds climbed into first place with $20.60 million on 3502 screens in 25 markets and now has $41.64 million after a month of release internationally. This includes Spain where the film managed first place with $4.19 million on 322 screens over the weekend. The film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $2.30 million on 402 screens and in France with $3.22 million on 344 screens. It was not as successful in Russia with $531,000 on 135 screens. Meanwhile it Italy, the film remained in first place with $3.43 million on 545 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.38 million after two. At this pace, $100 million internationally is all but assured, especially taking into account the number of significant markets the film has yet to debut in.

Twilight climbed into second place with $15.62 million on 3456 screens in 46 markets over the weekend for a total of $139.68 million internationally and $323.89 million worldwide. This week the film opened in first place in Germany with a stunning $6.81 million on 612 screens, while it remained in first place in France with $3.76 million on 455 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.78 million after two.

Yes Man landed in third place with an estimated $12 million on 3200 screens in 48 markets for a total of $67 million. The film took top spot in Russia with $2.94 million on 451 screens, while it added $2.37 million on 347 screens during its second weekend in Italy giving the film a total of $6.71 million in that market.

Australia climbed back into the top five internationally, where it has been doing a whole lot better than it has domestically. This week it earned an estimated $10.3 million on 4750 screens in 56 markets for a total of $118.5 million so far. This week it debuted in third place in Italy with $2.51 million on 485 screens, while it opens in Brazil this coming weekend.

Red Cliff 2 fell to fifth place with $9.98 million on 1600 screens in 4 markets for a total of $30.52 million. The film added $11.68 million on 1400 screens in China for a total of $26.43 million, but that was for the full week. In Hong Kong it opened in first place with $1.17 million on 65 screens and in Taiwan with $822,000. It remained in first place in Singapore with $475,000 on 47 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.60 million after two. That's four market and four first place finishes. Can't complain about the film's box office run so far.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Twilight, Yes Man, Seven Pounds, Australia, Chi Bi Juezhan Tianxia