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International Details - Blame it On Rio

May 3rd, 2009

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

OSS 117: Rio Ne Repond Plus slipped a spot to sixth with $4.74 million on 642 screens in 3 markets for a total of $15.15 million. Almost all of this came from France, where it repeated on top with $4.03 million on 602 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.83 million after two.

  • Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser landed in seventh place internationally with $4.28 million on 341 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.89 million, also after two weeks of release. This was enough for first place in its native Japan, although it was just a fraction ahead of its nearest competitor.
  • That nearest competitor was Red Cliff: Part II, which took in $4.27 million on 706 screens in Japan giving the film $31.31 million in that market and $94.51 million in total.
  • The Inhabited Island 2 opened in first place in Russia with $3.92 million on 859 screens, while in the neighboring Ukraine the film made $258,000 on 85 screens. That adds up to a total of $4.18 million. (In fact, it made $4,175,000 even, which is the first time I remember seeing a film's box office end in that many zeros and not be a studio estimate).
  • Slumdog Millionaire placed tenth with $3.83 million on 2407 screens in 46 markets for a total of $215.37 million internationally and $356.54 million worldwide. This includes a seventh place, $1.04 million haul on 120 screens in Japan, and the film now has $3.64 million in that market after just two weeks of release.
  • Gran Torino opened in fifth place in Japan with $1.33 million on 272 screens, which is just below the $5000 per screen average that is usually so vital in that market. Overall it was still able to rise one spot to 11th with $3.66 million on 1915 screens in 39 markets for a total of $105.70 million.
  • No major openings didn't hurt Race to Witch Mountain too badly as it added $3.63 million on 2355 screens in 28 markets to its total of $29.97 million. It remained competitive in Spain with $1.12 million on 300 screens over the weekend; this was enough for it to remain in second place in that market while lifting its total to $3.24 million after two weeks of release.
  • Crank 2 - High Voltage had one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs in the top 30 this past weekend down 62% to $3.42 million on 1458 screens in 16 markets for a total of $15.04 million after two weeks of release. No major openings hurt, but it was still down 67% in Russia to $1.17 million on 442 screens over the weekend and $5.78 million after two. It was down even further in Germany falling 69%; however, it remained in first place with $983,000 on 405 screens for a total of $4.68 million, also after two.
  • Coco Begore Chanel opened in second place in France with $2.85 million on 424 screens, while it placed 14th internationally with $3.41 million on 475 screens in 3 markets.
  • State Of Play rose to 15th place with $3.36 million on 789 screens in 5 markets for a total of $5.92 million. This includes a first place, $2.20 million opening on 391 screens in the U.K., while it made $1.05 million on 321 screens during its second weekend in Spain for a total of $3.39 million.
  • My Girlfriend Is An Agent opened in first place in South Korea and 16th place internationally with $2.94 million on 466 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.71 million.
  • Crows Zero 2 fell to 17th place internationally with $2.45 million on 314 screens, all of which came from Japan. The film placed third in that market in its third weekend of release and has made $18.78 million in total.
  • I Love You, Man expanded in to more than a dozen new markets, which helped it climb into 18th place with $2.28 million on 1106 screens in 17 markets for a total of $4.96 million. Most were of the smaller variety, but it did open with $484,000 on 268 screens in Germany, which was enough for fourth place there. On the other hand, it bombed in Mexico with $110,000 on 200 screens, which was barely enough to finish in tenth place. Its best market remained the U.K. where it placed fifth with $1.03 million on 339 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.48 million after two.
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop nearly doubled its market count, but they were mostly smaller markets and it still fell to 19th place with $1.82 million on 1240 screens in 31 markets for a total of $30.96 million.
  • The International returned to the chart in 20th place with $1.71 million on 912 screens in 27 markets for a total of $28.52 million. A fourth place $892,000 on 230 screens in Spain helped the film return to the chart, but that was not particular strong.
  • Safari slipped to 21st place with $1.67 million on 569 screens in 2 markets for a total of $15.99 million. Of this, $13.80 million was earned in France with $1.46 million on 552 screens this past weekend.
  • Fuga De Cerebros opened in first place in Spain with $1.62 million on 254 screens, which was enough for 22nd place internationally.
  • Crayon Shin-chan: Otakebe! Kasukabe Yasei Oukoku remained in fourth place in Japan with $1.61 million on 323 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.64 million after two.
  • In The Electric Mist added $1.60 million on 301 screens in 3 markets for a total of $4.50 million. Of this, $1.36 million was earned during second weekend in France giving it $3.91 million in total.
  • The Boat That Rocked fell 10 spots to 25th with $1.50 million on 1744 screens in 12 markets for a total of $14.54 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but that will change shortly when it opens in France this coming weekend. So far the U.K. has done well, but not spectacularly.
  • Dragonball: Evolution had the worst week-to-week drop-off down 63% to $1.38 million on 2200 screens in 39 markets for a total of $46.88 million. If it did cost $100 million to make, there's almost no chance it will recover that money any time soon.
  • Duplicity fell to 27th place with $1.35 million on 920 screens in 25 markets for a total of $26.64 million.
  • La Première Etoile added $1.18 million on 356 screens in 2 markets for a total of $12.63 million. This includes $1.05 million on 350 screens in France for a total there of $11.26 million after a month of release.
  • Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea made $1.15 million on 418 screensin 5 markets for a total of $183.06 million. It missed the top ten in its debut in Spain with $184,000 on 109 screens, while it added $819,000 on 261 screens in France for a total of $4.40 million after three weeks there.
  • He's Just Not That Into You rounded out the top 30 with $1.13 million on 606 screens in 21 markets for a total of $69.29 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Gran Torino, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Slumdog Millionaire, He's Just Not That Into You, I Love You, Man, Race to Witch Mountain, Duplicity, State of Play, The International, Gake no ue no Ponyo, Crank 2: High Voltage, Dragonball Evolution, Chi Bi Juezhan Tianxia, The Boat That Rocked