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International Details - Hannah Strikes a Chord

May 10th, 2009

The top film on the international scene were published on previously and can be found here.

We've entered the summer schedule and this year there will be a small change. Instead of dealing with just the films that have reached $1 million or more on the international chart, we will be dealing with just the films that have reached $2 million or more. The reason for this change is simple; with the rise of many midlevel markets, reaching $1 million is just not that big of a feat anymore. The best of the rest of this week's selection was Hannah Montana the Movie, which placed a healthy second with $6.95 million on 1300 screens in 13 markets for a very early total of $8.96 million. This includes second place openings in the U.K. with $3.03 million on 415 screens in the U.K., which was as expected, and $1.44 million on 346 screens over the weekend in Italy and $1.64 million in total, which was better than expected. Also, it is about a week away from topping $1 million in Poland after earning $124,000 on 105 screens over the weekend giving it $932,000 after three. Combined with the nearly $75 million the movie has earned domestically, and this film is very, very close to showing a profit before the lucrative home market.

  • Fast and Furious fell nearly 60% as direct competition took its toll. The film still earned $6.47 million on 3833 screens in 51 markets for a total of $182.34 million after a month of release. With no major markets left, it will have trouble reaching $200 million internationally, but it is still a smash hit, so not hitting one more major milestone is not an issue.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens added $5.81 million on 4371 screens in 49 markets for a total of $152.16 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but it won't be able to match its domestic run when it does. (Unless the film is a monster hit in that market.) Even so, it is already a profitable venture for the studio, so they should be more than happy.
  • 17 Again slipped to fifth place with $5.41 million on 1692 screens in 25 markets for a total of $35.91 million. Quite frankly, this is more than I thought it would make in total internationally. This past weekend the film debuted in third place in Spain with $884,000 on 304 screens over the weekend and $1.00 million in total. It earned $1.81 million on 339 screens in France, but that was for the full week, while it now has $5.39 million there in total. The film surpassed $15 million in the U.K. with $798,000 on 413 screens over the weekend and $15.09 million in total, which is more than it made here, after taking into account the size of the two markets.
  • City Of Life And Death remained in first during second weekend in China, but slipped to sixth place internationally with $4.96 million on 950 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.89 million after two.
  • State Of Play climbed into seventh place with $4.53 million on 1389 screens in 14 markets for a total of $11.88 million. The film was soft in its opening in Italy placing third with $1.15 million on 301 screens over the weekend and $1.30 million in total, while it bombed in South Korea with just $330,000 on 254 screens over the weekend and $412,000 in total. On the other hand, it held on well in the U.K. with $1.46 million on 395 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.88 million after two.
  • Thirst opened in first place in South Korea and eighth place internationally with $4.41 million on 493 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.33 million.
  • Incognito opened in ninth place internationally with $3.68 million on 480 screens in 3 markets. Of this, $3.55 million was earned on 459 screens in France, where it placed second to Wolverine.
  • Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser remained in first place in Japan and held onto the final spot in the top ten internationally with $3.45 million on 338 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.39 million after three.
  • Knowing is on the decline down 50% to $3.30 million on 2067 screens in 32 markets for a total of $74.74 million. No major market openings hurt this past weekend, but by the time it opens in Japan, it should have surpassed its domestic total.
  • Red Cliff: Part II added $3.13 million on 655 screens during its fourth weekend in Japan. The film now has $36.53 million in that market and $99.73 million internationally. It is a safe assumption that the movie crossed $100 million in total by now.
  • OSS 117: Rio Ne Répond Plus fell to 13th place with $2.85 million on 636 screens in 3 markets for a total of $18.91 million. France was the film's biggest market with $2.66 million on 597 screens for a total of $17.81 million after three.
  • My Girlfriend Is An Agent climbed two spots to 14th place internationally, but it actually fell from first to second in South Korea with $2.75 million on 383 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.15 million after two.
  • Slumdog Millionaire fell to 15th place with $2.65 million on 1608 screens in 39 markets for a total of $219.49 million internationally and $360.73 million worldwide.
  • Another weekend with major openings left Race to Witch Mountain in 16th place with $2.26 million on 2056 screens in 31 markets for a total of $33.06 million. It was softer than expected domestically, but it should still hit $100 million worldwide very shortly, while its home market run should be lucrative enough to show a profit.
  • Gran Torino is coasting on holdovers, as it opened in its last major market last weekend. It still added $2.23 million on 1483 screens in 34 markets for a total of $109.28 million internationally, which is an excellent total given its estimated $35 million production budget.
  • Duplicity grew 50% to $2.03 million on 800 screens in 27 markets for a total of $28.99 million. This includes a second place, $927,000 opening in Germany, which is average for its run so far.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Monsters vs. Aliens, Fast & Furious, Gran Torino, Slumdog Millionaire, Knowing, Hannah Montana the Movie, Race to Witch Mountain, 17 Again, Duplicity, State of Play, Chi Bi Juezhan Tianxia