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International Top Five - Button Up on Top

February 11th, 2009

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button earned first place on the international chart with $32.57 million on 4,939 screens in 42 markets for a total of $75.41 million. The film opened in first place in four major markets, led by France where it made $5.45 million on 566 screens, while it made $5.05 million on 459 screens in Spain. It was not as potent in the U.K. with $3.29 million on 425 screens and in Russia with $1.62 million. It had to settle for second place in Japan, but earned a strong $3.42 million on 427 screens. As for holdovers, the film remained in first place in Germany with $3.82 million on 605 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.27 million after two weeks of release. Benjamin Button isn't done yet and it will hit $200 million worldwide shortly, if it hasn't already, while it should top its domestic total before too long.

Bolt had its best placing on the international charts, earning second with $12.58 million on 3,643 screens in 38 markets for a total of $114.79 million internationally and $227.91 million worldwide. Its big market this weekend was France, where it opened in second place with $4.62 million on 687 screens. It added $1.11 million on 551 screens during its third weekend in Germany for a total of $6.16 million in that market. The film also earned an estimated $3 million in the U.K. from previews, but that won't be counted in its full total until next week.

Valkyrie fell to third place with $11.74 million on 4,233 screens in 36 markets for a total of $57.53 million. The film had no major openings this weekend, but did add $1.71 million on 397 screens in Spain for a total of $5.35 million after two weeks there. Meanwhile in Germany it managed $1.47 million on 695 screens for a three-week total of $8.96 million.

Revolutionary Road was further back in fourth with $6.23 million on 3,173 screens in 41 markets for a total of $36.81 million. Its only million dollar market of the weekend was Italy, where it added $1.09 million on 279 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.25 million after two. However, the film has already earned roughly twice its domestic total on the international market, and it still has further to go.

Slumdog Millionaire returned to the top five with $5.98 million on 1,314 screens in 13 markets for a total of $52.07 million. Its biggest market remains the U.K. where it added $2.36 million on 375 screens over the weekend for a total of $25.10 million after a month or release.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Bolt, Valkyrie, Revolutionary Road