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International Details - Reading Between the Lines

March 15th, 2009

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

The Reader nearly reached the top five with $5.14 million on 1169 screens in 17 markets for a total of $28.35 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, including Belgium where it placed fifth with $174,000 on 24 screens over the weekend and $225,000 in total. However, most of its money came from holdovers, like Germany, where the film added $2.89 million on 456 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.44 million after two.

  • Bolt slipped out of the top five but still added $5.05 million on 2811 screens on 30 markets for a total of $172.75 million internationally. The film earned $1.79 million on 635 screens in France for a total of $21.31 million after a month of release. Meanwhile in the U.K. it earned $1.36 million on 534 screens over the weekend and $23.24 million after four.
  • Yatterman: The Movie opened in first place in Japan and eighth place internationally with $4.63 million on 312 screens.
  • No Love In The City opened in first place in Russia with $3.87 million on 538 screens over the weekend and $5.86 million in total.
  • Doraemon: The Movie: The New Record of Nobita: Spaceblazer... Wow. That's a mouthful. Doraemon: The Movie opened in second place in Japan and tenth place internationally with $3.77 million on 364 screens, which is enough to suggest legs in that market.
  • Pink Panther 2 fell out of the top ten with $3.68 million on 2555 screens in 57 markets for a total of $27.51 million. This week it opened in Italy, but flopped with just $614,000 on 198 screens. Next up is Germany this weekend, while it has a few more major markets left to open in over the coming weeks / month.
  • No new major markets left Confessions Of A Shopaholic down 30% to $3.48 million on 1217 screens in 17 markets for a total of $24.14 million. It remained in the top five in the U.K. with $1.36 million on 414 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.54 million after three, which is a lot more than it made here, given the relative size of the two market. The same is true in Italy where it has $4.08 million after two weeks of release, including $1.28 million on 342 screens this past weekend.
  • He's Just Not That Into You was right behind with $3.42 million on 1765 screens in 33 markets for a total of $46.27 million. The film opened in fifth place in Mexico with just $368,000 on 225 screens, and will likely disappear quickly after an opening like that.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remained in first place in both Denmark and Sweden earning a combined $3.30 million on 275 screens in 2 markets for a total of $10.53 million. In the former it made $1.80 million on 115 screens for a total of $6.07 million, while in the latter it made $1.49 million on 160 screens for a total of $4.46 million.
  • Bedtime Stories rocketed into 15th place with $3.18 million on 1179 screens in 22 markets for a total of $96.18 million. The film opened in second place in Spain with $2.04 million on 400 screens, while it debut in Japan this weekend. By the time we have full numbers, it will likely have crossed $100 million internationally.
  • Valkyrie plummeted more than 10 spots this past weekend landing in 16th place with $2.88 million on 2405 screens in 29 markets. However, while its was a sharp decline from the previous week, it still lifted its total to $99.55 million, and it very likely reached the century mark by Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Milk reached the international chart for the first time in its run with $2.76 million on 779 screens in 25 markets for a total of $15.03 million. More than half of the film's weekend haul came from France where it opened in seventh place with $1.54 million on 243 screens.
  • LOL added $2.66 million on 543 screens in 2 markets for a total of $28.14 million. This includes $2.25 million on 520 screens in its native France for a total of $23.38 million there.
  • Hotel For Dogs added $2.61 million on 1914 screens in 33 markets for a total of $32.13 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it still topped $100 million worldwide. Assuming the production budget was $25 to $35 million as now reported and not the $75 million earlier reports had it, it is closing in on profitability. Even if $75 million was accurate, but it included P&A, then the film should show a profit during its initial push into the home market.
  • Departures added $2.40 million on 196 screens in its native Japan for a total of $46.88 million. Internationally it made $2.60 million on 219 screens for a total of $48.06 million.
  • The Unborn landed in 21st place down from 12th place last weekend... 2112. Cool. ... Moving on. The film added $2.15 million on 796 screens in 17 markets for a total of $14.81 million, including $1.05 million on 297 screens over the weekend in the U.K. for a total of $3.73 million after two.
  • Kochaj I Tancz opened in first place in Poland with $1.98 million on 152 screens, which was enough for 22nd place internationally.
  • The Wrestler climbed a few spots with $1.98 million on 1081 screens in 19 markets for a total of $13.11 million. The film was aided by a third place opening in Italy with $1.11 million on 315 screens, while it struggled in South Korea opening in eighth place with $156,000 on 175 screens over the weekend and $180,000 in total.
  • The International tumbled down to 24th place with $1.97 million on 1561 screens in 31 markets for a total of just $14.61 million. The film has yet to open in Italy, France, Japan, and Spain, but so far it has performed poorly.
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans had the worst week-to-week drop-off down 58% to $1.75 million on 1076 screens in 22 markets for a total of $32.48 million. The film had no new openings this past weekend, but does open in Spain and Japan this weekend and it should bounce back when those numbers are released.
  • Change Of Plans nearly fell of the charts with $1.70 million on 547 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $12.49 million after three. Most of this was earned in France, where it made $1.44 million on 523 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.47 million.
  • Fellow French film, Cyprien, was right behind with $1.61 million on 356 screens in 2 markets over the weekend and $4.97 million after two. Of that total, $4.22 million was earned in France, including $1.37 million on 340 screens this past weekend.
  • Changeling fell to 28th place with $1.54 million on 1112 screens in 35 markets for a total of $70.87 million.
  • Last Chance Harvey made its first appearance on the international chart in 29th place with $1.53 million on 388 screens in 5 markets for an early total of $2.39 million. The film opened in France missing the top ten, but still pulled in $1.04 million on 266 screens for a respectable per screen average.
  • The Triumphant Return Of General Rouge debuted with $1.50 million on 301 screens, which was enough for fourth place in Japan and 30th place internationally. With a sub-$5000 per screen average, it will likely not last long.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Bolt, Bedtime Stories, He's Just Not That Into You, Valkyrie, Hotel for Dogs, Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Unborn, The Pink Panther 2, Changeling, The Reader, Milk, The Wrestler, The International, Last Chance Harvey, Okuribito