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International Details - Transformers Involved in Change on Top

July 12th, 2009

The top film on the international scene was published on Wednesday and can be found here.

Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen fell to second place with $57.50 million on 9158 screens in 61 markets for a total of $301.64 million. This puts the film less than $100 million behind the original internationally, which is a lead that won't last long. The film's biggest market of the weekend was South Korea where it placed first adding $7.76 million on 1076 screens to its total of $27.81 million. It also was impressive in China adding $5.2 million on 1009 screens for a total of $41.6 million, while it remained in first place in Australia with $4.95 million on 456 screens over the weekend and $21.51 million after two, and in Italy with $1.39 million on 565 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.06 million, also after two.

  • Kambakkht Ishq opened in third place with $12.39 million on 1531 screens in 16 markets. And with that thousands of movie producers in India breathed a sigh of relief, as it has been a while since an Indian film has done this well.
  • The Hangover remained potent with $9.65 million on 1958 screens in 28 markets for a total of $63.63 million. It was down just 13% despite no major market openings. In France it was down just 3% to $3.23 million on 256 screens over the full week and $6.57 million after two. In the U.K. it was down just 20% to $2.46 million on 409 screens over the weekend and $22.55 million after four, while in Australia it added $1.63 million on 228 screens to its total of $11.40 million. The film has yet to expand to most major non-English markets, but at this pace $100 million internationally will be a breeze, and there is a slim, outside chance it could match its domestic total internationally.
  • Public Enemies opened in fifth place with $5.46 million on 968 screens in 5 markets. Of this, $3.59 million was earned on 458 screens in the U.K., where it placed second, while it earned third place in Mexico with $1.14 million on 392 screens.
  • The Proposal fell out of the top five, but added $4.91 million on 1635 screens in 18 markets for a still early total of $30.65 million. No major market openings hurt this week, and in fact its biggest market was Australia where in its third week it added $1.61 million on 276 screens for a total of $8.62 million. It is holding up better in that market than it is here, and it's showing strong legs here.
  • Terminator Salvation was again hit seeing its weekend box office number cut in half. This time it added $4.35 million on 4069 screens in 64 markets for a total of $227.61 million internationally and $350.29 million worldwide.
  • Evangelion: You Can (Not) Advance remained in first place in Japan with $3.89 million on just 120 screens for a total of $14.15 million.
  • Rookies was right behind placing second in Japan and ninth internationally with $2.95 million on 428 screens over the weekend for a total of $75.96 million after six.
  • State of Play remained in tenth place with $2.52 million on 1196 screens in 31 markets for a total of $47.73 million. It's just wrapping up its run at this moment, but it has made enough that it should show a profit, eventually, but it might take till the show starts running on TV.
  • Hannah Montana the Movie climbed a spot to 11th with $2.47 million on 1784 screens in 36 markets for a total of $59.66 million. The film is mostly coasting on holdovers, but it has already made more than enough to make the studio happy.
  • Angels and Demons remained the number one international movie for the year for at least one more week with $342.01 million. This past weekend it added $2.47 million on 2653 screens in 59 markets. Worldwide the film now has $473.33 million, which is a distant second place to Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen.
  • Night at the Museum - Battle for the Smithsonian barely remained on the chart with $2.14 million on 2812 screens in 52 markets, but it did lift its total to $207.17 million internationally and $374.87 million worldwide.
  • Whatever Works was right behind with $2.13 million on 221 screens during its opening in France. That was enough for fourth place in that market and 14th place internationally.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Hangover, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Proposal, Angels & Demons, Terminator Salvation, Public Enemies, Hannah Montana the Movie, State of Play, Whatever Works