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International Details - Pink in the Red

March 8th, 2009

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

Pink Panther 2 may have climbed a spot to sixth place, but it is hard to be happy with its run so far. The film opened in second place in both Spain and Mexico with $1.95 million on 360 screens and $750,000 on 375 screens respectively, which is better than the film has managed in most major markets. However, overall it only managed $6.33 million on 3186 screens in 53 markets for a total of $22.26 million so far. It does open in Italy this weekend, and still has Germany, Japan, and a few other markets to go, but I can't see it turning its fortunes around at this point.

  • The Reader climbed into the top 10 with $6.07 million on 1077 screens in 14 markets for a total of $20.43 million. In Germany the film finished in first place with $3.34 million on 359 screens, while it was down just 2% during its second weekend in Italy with $666,000 on 161 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.69 million.
  • Confessions Of A Shopaholic added $5.00 million on 1463 screens in 14 markets for a total of $17.80 million so far. This includes a first place debut in Italy with $2.10 million on 369 screens, while it added $1.83 million on 427 screens over the weekend in the U.K. for a total of $7.35 million after two. It has barely begun its international run, yet I think it's safe to say it will match its domestic total, while it should make enough to show a profit during its initial push into the home market, if not sooner.
  • He's Just Not That Into You fell out of the top five with $4.89 million on 2091 screens in 28 markets for a total of $40.96 million. The film remained in first place in Australia with $996,000 on 252 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.99 million after three. The film is about halfway done its international run, as far as major markets are concerned, but it opens in Italy at the end of this month, Russia at the beginning of next month, and ends in Japan in May.
  • The International nearly doubled its weekly haul landing in 10th place with $4.52 million on 1832 screens in 27 markets for a total of $10.92 million. The film opened in a trio of major markets scoring $1.08 million on 379 screens in the U.K.; however, that was only enough for sixth place there. The film did finish in fifth place in Russia with $471,000 on 205 screens and fourth in South Korea with $506,000 on 242 screens.
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans returned to the charts in 11th place with $4.12 million on 1407 screens in 31 markets for a total of $29.41 million. Its biggest markets of the weekend was France where it pulled in $1.44 million on 233 screens, but that was only enough for ninth place. On the other hand, it managed fifth place in Germany with $1.21 million on 302 screens. Next up is Spain and Japan next weekend, while it doesn't end its run till the summer.
  • The Unborn also returned to the charts placing 12th place with $4.03 million on 811 screens in 14 markets for a total of $11.07 million so far. Nearly half of that came from the U.K. where it opened in third place with $1.85 million on 298 screens. It wasn't able to crack $1 million in any other market, but it came close in Italy with a fourth place, $978,000 opening on 179 screens. It was not as strong in Australia with $543,000 on 124 screens while it earned just $426,000 on 216 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $522,000.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opened in first place in both Denmark and Sweden earning $2.20 million on 103 screens over the weekend and $2.80 million in total in the former and $1.82 million on 164 screens over the weekend in the latter and $1.88 million in total. Combined it was enough for 13th place internationally.
  • Hotel For Dogs earned $3.86 million on 2192 screens in 29 markets for a total of $28.91 million. No new openings hurt the film this past weekend, while its best single market was the U.K. where it added $901,000 on 430 screens for a total of $7.85 million after three weeks of release.
  • Bride Wars climbed a spot to 15th with $3.48 million on 1755 screens in 20 markets for a total of $48.88 million. Gains were made this past weekend thanks to a first place, $1.71 million opening on 484 screens in Russia, while it has yet to open in South Korea and a few other markets.
  • LOL earned $3.46 million on 534 screens in 2 markets for a total of $24.27 million. Of this total, $20.12 million has come from France, including $2.83 million on 511 screens this past weekend.
  • It's Oscar win helped Departures return to the top of the chart in Japan with $3.27 million on 189 screens over the weekend for a total of $39.42 million. Overall the film climbed to 17th place with $3.42 million on 207 screens in 3 markets for a total of $40.19 million, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the film expand into a lot more markets now.
  • Yes Man is coasting on holdovers at the moment, but it still added $3.04 million on 1503 screens in 37 markets for a total of $124.90 million. In Germany it added $1.32 million on 565 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.99 million over two.
  • Change Of Plans fell from first to fifth in France with $2.39 million on 523 screens over the weekend and a total of $8.33 million. And in a couple of smaller markets and the movie made $2.92 million on 550 screens over the weekend and $10.14 million in total.
  • Cyprien opened in fourth place in France with $2.43 million on 340 screens, while it opened in 20th place internationally with $2.92 million on 357 screens in 2 markets.
  • Changeling fell out of the top 20 with $2.71 million on 1186 screens in 36 markets for a total of $67.18 million. The film opened in Mexico with just $308,000 on 198 screens, but it was down just 5% in Japan added $1.73 million on 301 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.65 million after two.
  • Delhi 6 fell more than 60% to $2.23 million on 894 screens in 12 markets for a total of $9.45 million. This is a little below average for an Indian film, but it cost more than most to make, which will hurt its bottom line, a lot.
  • District 13: Ultimatum earned $2.19 million on 414 screens in 2 markets for a total of $7.09 million. Of that total, $6.06 million has been earned in France, including $1.88 million on 410 screens this past weekend.
  • Seven Pounds is shedding screens as it fell to 24th place with $2.12 million on 1089 screens in 45 markets for a total $92.29 million. In Japan it was down 29%, which is a rather sharp drop-off for that market, but it still added $1.17 million on 327 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.72 million after two.
  • Lilly the Witch: The Dragon And The Magic Book fell to 25th place with $2.02 million on 597 screens in 4 markets for a total of $5.04 million. This includes Germany, where it remained in second place with $1.58 million on 454 screens over the wekend for a total of $4.12 million after two.
  • Twilight is about to slip off the international chart as it was down to 26th place with $2.01 million on 1483 screens in 26 markets for a total of $189.28 million. With Japan yet to go, the film could earn $200 million internationally to go with the $190.11 million it has earned domestically.
  • Recep Ivedik fell 59% to $1.95 million on 472 screens in 5 markets for a three-week total of $22.27 million, which is fantastic for a Turkish film.
  • Role Models returned to the chart in 28th place with $1.86 million on 950 screens in 21 markets for a total of $21.69 million. Just over half its weekend haul came from Germany where it placed seventh with $963,000 on 351 screens. It placed sixth in Russia, but brought it only $344,000 on 206 screens.
  • The Wrestler nearly fell off the charts with $1.73 million on 893 screens in 23 markets for a total of $10.57 million. Its biggest opening of the weekend came in Germany where it placed 15th with $317,000 on 97 screens. On the other hand, it only made $105,000 on 101 screens during its debut in Mexico, but that was enough for 12th place
  • For the second weekend in a row, Bedtime Stories rounded out the top 30. This time it made $1.71 million on 975 screens in 25 markets for a total of $92.19 million. With Spain, Japan, and Italy still ahead, reaching $100 million internationally will be a relatively easy goal to reach.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Twilight, Bedtime Stories, Yes Man, He's Just Not That Into You, Hotel for Dogs, Seven Pounds, Role Models, Bride Wars, Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Unborn, The Pink Panther 2, Changeling, The Reader, The Wrestler, The International, Okuribito