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International Details - Confessions of the International Box Office

March 1st, 2009

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

Confessions Of A Shopaholic expanded this past weekend jumping into sixth place with $6.13 million on 1365 screens in 10 markets for a total of $10.05 million. This includes a second place, $2.80 million opening on 424 screens over the weekend in the U.K., for a total of $4.14 million there. The film also held well in Russia down just 42% with $1.04 million on 415 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.41 million after two.

  • Pink Panther 2 also saw significant growth climbing to seventh place with $6.12 million on 2336 screens in 42 markets for a total of $12.99 million. It did open in first place in Russia with $1.67 million on 550 screens, but it bombed in France with $571,000 on 369 screens, missing the top ten in the process. Good news, it hasn't opening in most major markets, and it could still recover, but there's almost no chance it will make enough money to convince the studio to make another sequel.
  • Change Of Plans opened in first place in France with $4.90 million on 523 screens, while it placed in eighth place internationally with $5.88 million on 550 screens in 3 markets.
  • Delhi 6 opened in ninth place with $5.67 million on 1039 screens in 13 markets, This is a solid opening for an Indian film.
  • Hotel For Dogs climbed into the top ten with $5.05 million on 2290 screens in 24 markets for a total of $22.88 million. It did open in a trio of major markets, but struggled in all of them. Its best result came in Russia where it placed sixth with $442,000 on 226 screens. Meanwhile it missed the top ten in France with $581,000 on 240 screens, and it missed the top 20 in Italy with an estimated $45,000 on 50 screens. As far as holdovers go, it did hold strong in the U.K. down 22% to $1.71 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.88 million after two.
  • LOL was down just 16% to $4.99 million on 532 screens in 3 markets for a total of $19.43 million. In its native France, the film pulled in $4.19 million on 506 screens, and it now has $16.37 million of three weeks of release.
  • Recep Ivedik fell 43% to $4.76 million on 488 screens in 5 markets for a total of $18.28 million, but this is still very strong for a Turkish film. The film remained in top spot in its native market with $3.43 million on 390 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.58 million after two. Meanwhile in Germany, it added $879,000 on 79 screens for a total of $3.09 million.
  • Yes Man climbed to 13th place with $4.69 million on 2011 screens in 44 markets for a total of $119.84 million. Its lone market of note was Germany where it opened in first place with $2.08 million on 588 screens. The film has yet to open in Japan, but that is its final significant market.
  • District 13: Ultimatum, the sequel to District 13, opened in France with $3.55 million on 410 screens, which was only enough for fourth place. On the other hand, it was slightly better than its predecessor managed when it opened in 2004, at least in terms of raw dollars. Overall the film made $4.12 million on 415 screens in 2 markets, which was enough for 14th place.
  • Friday the 13th had the worst week-to-week performance on the top 30 down 66% and ten spots landing in 15th place with $3.27 million on 2077 screens in 28 markets for a total of $15.36 million after two. It did suffer from no major openings this past weekend, but it did also suffered from deep collapses in many markets. Markets like the U.K. where it was down 73% to $465,000 on 268 screens over the weekend and $2.84 million in total.
  • Bride Wars opened in fourth place in Italy with $875,000 on 285 screens over the weekend, but that wasn't enough to keep it from falling. Overall it fell to 16th place with $3.10 million on 1955 screens in 29 markets for a total of $43.64 million.
  • Seven Pounds rose to 17th place with $2.86 million on 1404 screens in 39 markets for a total of $87.60 million. This includes a fourth place, $1.71 million opening on 326 screens in Japan, which is above the $5000 per screen average that usually separate the winners from the pump and dumps in that market.
  • Changeling returned to the charts in 18th place with $2.75 million on 1059 screens in 40 markets for a total of $61.48 million. It was aided by a first place opening in Japan where it earned $1.88 million on 301 screens over the weekend and $2.43 million in total. It debuts in Mexico this weekend, which is the film's last major market.
  • Twilight is coasting on holders has it fell 29% to 19th place with $2.73 million on 1767 screens in 27 markets for a total of $186.48 million.
  • The Reader reach the top 30 for the first time in its run with $2.52 million on 703 screens in 12 markets for a total of $13.12 million. It opened in Italy, but only managed sixth place with $695,000 on 161 screens. It also placed sixth in Australia with $361,000 on just 53 screens over the weekend and $446,000 in total.
  • Lilly the Witch: The Dragon And The Magic Book opened in 21st place internationally with $2.39 million on 613 screens in 4 markets, including $1.95 million on 454 screens in its native Germany.
  • Push entered the top 30 for the first time in its run with $2.36 million on 731 screens in 7 markets over the past weekend. This was enough for 22nd place, while it lifted its early total to $3.71 million. The film did manage third place in Spain with $1.13 million on 276 screens, while it earned just seventh place in the U.K. with $918,000 on 264 screens.
  • The International was relatively flat down just 4% to $2.36 million on 885 screens in 8 markets for a total of $5.51 million. A second place opening in Australia with $706,000 on 207 screen partially offset a 41% decline in Germany to $1.22 million on 484 screens over the weekend and $3.88 million after two.
  • The Wrestler entered the top 30 with $2.17 million on 646 screens in 19 markets for a total of $8.17 million. The film placed seventh in Spain with $463,000 on 155 screens, while it managed just 10th place in France, but performed better with $885,000 on just 107 screens. It's hard to see it matching its domestic number at this pace, but it is rare for limited releases to do as well internationally.
  • Old Partner rose to first place in South Korea and 25th place internationally with $2.02 million on 276 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.63 million after two.
  • Transporter 3 plummeted from ninth to 26th place with $1.96 million on 1211 screens in 13 markets for a total of $68.38 million internationally, while it now has just a hair under $100 million worldwide.
  • Billu Barber nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.90 million on 782 screens in 16 markets for a total of $7.20 million after two weeks of release.
  • Twentieth Century Boys 2 slipped a spot to third place in Japan with $1.84 million on 374 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.27 million after four.
  • Revolutionary Road plummeted down from 15th to 29th with $1.84 million on 1535 screens in 43 markets for a total of $46.42 million.
  • Bedtime Stories returned to the international chart, barely, with $1.75 million on 1069 screens in 30 markets for a total of $89.12 million. Its biggest market of the weekend was Sweden where it opened in second place with $203,000 on 65 for a total of $315,000.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Twilight, Bedtime Stories, Yes Man, Hotel for Dogs, Seven Pounds, Friday the 13th, Bride Wars, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Pink Panther 2, Changeling, The Reader, Push, Transporter 3, The Wrestler, The International, Revolutionary Road, Billo Barber