International Details - New Number One for the Year
July 19th, 2009
The top film on the international scene was published on Wednesday and can be found here.
Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen became the biggest hit of the year on the international scene, at least for a little while. Over the weekend it added $34.27 million on 8210 screens in 62 markets for a total of $371.24 million internationally and $710.46 million worldwide. It has overtaken Angels and Demons for the biggest international hit of 2009, for the time being, while it is just ahead of the original's worldwide total.
Monsters vs. Aliens opened in Japan, but struggled with just $1.35 million on 397 screens. I was expecting a lot more. Overall it made $1.38 million on 458 screens in 12 markets for a total of $175.66 million, which is more than enough to ensure profitability, even if it cost more to make tan the $175 million reported.
- Bruno opened in second place with $23.77 million on 2188 screens in 17 markets. The film's biggest market was the U.K. where it made $8.01 million on 456 screens, while it also managed first place in Australia with $4.54 million on 334 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.82 million. It had to settle for second place in Germany with $2.91 million on 470 screens and third place in Spain with just $885,000 on 307. That said, the film has already made enough money to ensure a profit sooner rather than later.
- Public Enemies expanded into nearly a dozen new markets lifting its weekend haul to $7.53 million on 1639 screens in 16 markets for a total of $16.37 million. The film earned $4.92 million on 471 screens over the full week in France, but fell more than 50% during the weekend in $1.68 million on 455 screens for a total of $6.39 million after two. I was expecting it to hold on better than that, and that is troublesome for a film that cost more than $100 million to make.
- The Proposal returned to the top five with $7.37 million on 2073 screens in 21 markets for a total of $40.82 million. The film opened in second place in Spain with $1.35 million on 350 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.49 million. It also earned second place in Brazil during its first full weekend of release with $1.15 million on 175 screens giving it a running tally of $1.40 million.
- The Hangover is closing in on $100 million internationally after making $7.17 million on 1849 screens in 31 markets this past weekend and it now has $76.24 million after a month of release. No major openings didn't hurt the film too much and it added $1.98 million on 402 screens over the weekend in the U.K. giving the film $26.53 million after a month of release.
- Gokusen opened in first place in Japan and seventh place internationally with $5.28 million on 409 screens over the weekend.
- Like most Indian films, Kambakkht Ishq collapsed during its second weekend of release down more than 60%. However, with $4.74 million on 1422 screens in 16 markets over the weekend, and $19.09 million after two, it is still a big hit, especially in comparison to other films from that country that have come out in the past couple years.
- Shortkut, another Indian film, opened right behind with $3.77 million on 833 screens in 15 markets. It was a much smaller debut, but its per screen average was healthy.
- Evangelion: You Can (Not) Advance slipped into second place in Japan and tenth place internationally. Over the past weekend, the movie made $2.88 million on 120 screens in its native market for a total of $21.39 million after three.
- Hannah Montana the Movie remained in 11th place internationally with $2.79 million on 1517 screens in 27 markets for a total of $61.29 million. Overall it lost screens and markets this past weekend, but grew in part thanks to a 36% growth in its weekend haul in Australia. It made $1.42 million on 269 screens giving it a total of $5.20 million after three.
- Knowing returned to the chart in 12th place with $2.61 million on 487 screens in 13 markets for a total of $90.21 million. Of this weekend total, $2.38 million was earned on 320 screens during the film's opening weekend in Japan and it now has $3.11 million in total there. With a couple more markets left to open in, there's little reason to doubt it will reach $100 million internationally, while it could come close to $200 million worldwide.
- The final $2 million movie was Terminator Salvation with $2.13 million on 2378 screens in 57 markets for a total of $232.32 million internationally and $355.43 million worldwide.
Filed under: International Box Office
, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
, The Hangover
, Monsters vs. Aliens
, The Proposal
, Terminator Salvation
, Public Enemies
, Hannah Montana the Movie
, Kambakkht Ishq