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International Details - Harry Leaves Competition in the Cold

July 26th, 2009

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

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs was pushed into second place by The Half-Blood Prince, but it became the biggest international hit of the year topping Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen. Over the weekend the film added $61.90 million on 11,089 screens in 102 markets for a total of $430.88 million internationally and $582.75 million Worldwide. It is possible that the film is already the biggest his in the franchise, but we won't know for sure till this weekend's numbers are released.

  • Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen fell to third place with $14.23 million on 7678 screens in 59 markets for a total of $397.19 million internationally and $761.00 million worldwide. The film is coasting on holdovers; however, it is clear it has already reached $400 million on the international scene, while it should become only the 20th film to reach $800 million worldwide.
  • Bruno saw steep declines internationally, but not as steep as it felt domestically. Overall it was down just over 50% to $11.10 million on 2293 screens in 25 markets for a total of $46.35 million. Its best market was the U.K. where it was down 54% to $3.80 million on 457 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.09 million after two. This was actually a very solid hold, especially when you consider the competition.
  • Pokemon 2009 opened in second place in Japan and fifth place internationally with $7.14 million on 366 screens. Normally a per screen average of nearly $20,000 in that market would mean long, long legs. However, this franchise has been an exception to that rule for a while.
  • The Hangover couldn't quite make it into the top five, but it did manage $5.76 million on 1721 screens in 33 markets for a total of $86.66 million internationally. I believe that if you would have told the studio that the film would have made $86.66 million worldwide, it would have been happy with that result. This week the film had no major openings, but it did add $1.45 million on 359 screens during the weekend in the U.K. for a total of $29.93 million. It opened in Germany this weekend, which will be a major test for its drawing power outside of English-speaking markets.
  • Public Enemies earned $4.76 million on 1606 screens in 21 markets for a total of $24.62 million. The film has yet to open in a number of major markets, but it hasn't been as strong at the box office as I and others were expecting.
  • The Proposal fell out of the top five, again, but it did add $4.33 million on 1848 screens in 24 markets over the weekend for a total of $49.09 million after a month of release. There were no major openings this past weekend, but that will change as the movie opened in the U.K. over the weekend, which should help it climb the chart.
  • Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess opened in third place in Japan and ninth place internationally with $4.01 million on 357 screens over the weekend.
  • Gokusen fell to fourth place in Japan and tenth place internationally, but it still added $3.13 million on 409 screens over the weekend to its total of $12.01 million after two.
  • Chaw opened in second place in South Korea with $2.90 million on 392 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.87 million internationally.
That's it for multi-million dollar movies, but there's not a whole lot of them, so let's continue down the list with the million dollar movies.
  • Evangelion: You Can (Not) Advance slipped a couple spots to 12th with $1.97 million on 120 screens over the weekend for a total of $25.52 million after four weeks of release in Japan.
  • The Reader returned to the charts in 12th place with $1.74 million on 524 screens in 9 markets for a total of $68.01 million. This includes the film's fourth place opening in France where it made $1.92 million on 285 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Kambakkht Ishq reached $20 million, which is something most Indian films have not managed to do for quite a while. Over the weekend it was down to just $1.69 million on 823 screens in 13 markets for a total of $21.85 million after three.
  • Hannah Montana the Movie is still going strong with $1.58 million on 1283 screens in 22 markets for a total of $67.55 million. This is amazing, especially when compared to other films with similar target demographics.
  • Knowing's return to the chart will be a short one as it fell to 16th place with $1.45 million on 482 screens in 11 markets over the weekend for a total of $93.89 million. While it will likely fall off the chart next week, it could return when it opens in Italy in September.
  • There were only 18 films that made more than $1 million on the international box office, but five of them were Japanese. The fifth of these films was Rookies, which added $1.16 million on 340 screens over the weekend to its eight-week total of $84.39 million.
  • Finally we get to Angels and Demons, which landed in 18th place with $1.02 million on 1027 screens in 46 markets for a total of $347.54 million internationally and $480.00 million worldwide. This is excellent compared to most films (and its own production budget) but well below its predecessor.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Hangover, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Proposal, Angels & Demons, Public Enemies, Knowing, Hannah Montana the Movie, Brüno, The Reader, Kambakkht Ishq