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International Details - Marley Nears Century Mark

April 12th, 2009

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

Marley & Me fell to sixth place, but it is nearing $100 million internationally. This past weekend it added $5.97 million on 2860 screens in 33 markets for a total of $83.34 million. The film opened in second place in Italy with $2.00 million on 348 screens, which is on par with expectations. Meanwhile, it added $1.23 million on 464 screens in the U.K. for a total of $18.41 million after four weeks while it made $1.01 million on 439 screens in Japan for a total of $5.17 million after two. It is still aiming at $100 million internationally, but it could be close.

  • Gran Torino finally relinquished its hold on third place earning $5.54 million on 2349 screens in 43 markets for a total of $88.10 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend, while it opens in Russia this weekend and in Japan at the end of the month. At that point, the film should reach $100 million internationally, and perhaps even $250 million worldwide.
  • Safari opened in first place in France and eighth internationally with $4.58 million on 583 screens during its first weekend of release.
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop added $3.97 million on 1435 screens in 15 markets for a total of $19.78 million. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but even so, it is not holding on as well as it did domestically.
  • He's Just Not That Into You climbed into tenth place with $3.51 million on 1201 screens in 23 markets for a total of $61.53 million. The film was aided by a second place, $1.27 million opening on 361 screens in Russia, which is better than average so far.
  • On the other hand, Duplicity fell out of the top ten with $2.90 million on 1649 screens in 20 markets for a total of $17.16 million. It wasn't able to secure $1 million in any one market, which explains its decent down the charts.
  • Confessions Of A Shopaholic also saw declines this week due to a lack of major openings adding $2.70 million on 1669 screens in 31 markets for a total of $48.97 million. It does open in Brazil this week, and in France and Japan next month, while it has already made more internationally than it did domestically.
  • The Boat That Rocked opened in second place in the U.K. and in 13th place internationally with $2.68 million on 462 screens. It opened in Australia this weekend, while it doesn't open here till August. It's a little early for box office predictions, but based on this start, I would hazard a guess of $30 million.
  • Private Eye opened in first place in South Korea and 14th place overall with $2.52 million on 386 screens over the weekend and $2.90 million in total.
  • Dragonball: Evolution expanded into France earning sixth place with $1.25 million on 374 screens, while it placed fifth in Russia with just $362,000 on 355 screens. Overall it climbed into 15th place with $2.46 million on 2190 screens in 11 markets for a total of $25.35 million.
  • The Reader made $2.19 million on 1258 screens in 25 markets over the weekend for a total of $47.77 million internationally. The film opened in fourth place in the Netherlands with $207,000 on 32 screens over the weekend and $237,000 in total. Meanwhile it landed in eighth place in Mexico opening with just $183,000 on 99 screens.
  • The Shinjuku Incident opened in its native Hong Kong earning first place with $967,000 on 56 screens. Adding in some neighboring markets and it earned $2.01 million on 278 screens in 5 markets.
  • Coco fell to fifth place in France with $1.66 million on 670 screens over the weekend for a total of $21.62 million after three. Internationally it fell to 18th place with $1.96 million on 704 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.78 million. The film hasn't shown much in the way of legs, but it is still done very well thanks to an impressive start.
  • Race to Witch Mountain added $1.90 million on 1176 screens in 17 markets for a total of $9.36 million. The film should climb the charts as it is opening in the U.K., Australia, and Germany this weekend.
  • La Première Etoile fell to fourth place in France and 20th place internationally with $1.84 million on 350 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.96 million after two.
  • Drop continues to rise up to 21st place internationally with $1.63 million on 165 screens in Japan, where it reached first place, giving it a total of $11.53 million of three weeks of release.
  • Watchmen has likely spent its last weekend in the top 30 falling to 22nd place with $1.58 million on 1359 screens in 48 markets for a total of $71.52 million.
  • Männersache fell from tenth to 23rd with $1.53 million on 685 screens in 2 markets for a total of $14.38 million, which is strong for a German film.
  • Yatterman: The Movie was next with a hair under $1.50 million on 310 screens in Japan over the weekend, while the movie now has $26.67 million after a month of release in that market.
  • Fellow Japanese move, Doraemon: The Movie, was just behind with $1.49 million in 364 screens over the weekend for a total of $21.46 million, also after a month of release.
  • 8 X 10 Tasveer opened in 16 markets but only managed 26th place with $1.41 million on 1123 screens. There has been a sharp decline at the Indian box office, but even so, this is a terrible result. There's no way to put a positive spin on that, and I'm not even going to try.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo managed one more weekend in the top 30 with $1.32 million on 329 screens in 4 markets for a total of $29.40 million. This is already a hit, and depending how well it does once it expands outside of Scandinavia, it could be consider a monster hit, on par with films from France and Germany, which have much larger populations.
  • The Haunting in Connecticut held on better than expected down 31% in the U.K. added $1.12 million on 314 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.71 million in total.
  • Sex, Party And Lies fell more than 50% during its second weekend in Spain, but it still placed third in its native market and 29th internationally with $1.10 million on 238 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.78 million.
  • The International returned to the charts, barely, with $1.08 million on 764 screens in 31 markets for a total of $23.89 million. It did open in Japan, but with just $615,000 on 272 screens, it barely cracked the top ten there.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Gran Torino, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Marley & Me, Watchmen, He's Just Not That Into You, Race to Witch Mountain, The Haunting in Connecticut, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Duplicity, The Reader, The International, Dragonball Evolution, The Boat That Rocked