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International Details - Potter Hits Half a Billion

August 16th, 2009

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

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince became just the second film of the year to reach $500 million on the international chart, but the sixth film of that franchise to reach that milestone. Over the weekend it earned $22.85 million on 9346 screens in 63 markets for a total of $548.68 million internationally and $822.53 million worldwide after just four weeks of release. The film is running on holdovers, but it did place third in France adding $3.78 million on 918 screens over the weekend for a total of $45.08 million in that market. Meanwhile it remained in first place in Germany with $2.74 million on 908 screens giving it $54.68 million in total. Its best market overall remains the U.K. where it has made $73.85 million, including $2.25 million on 535 screens over the past weekend.

  • Speaking of milestones, Up reached its first hitting $100 million over the weekend after adding $17.01 million on 2292 screens in 32 markets for a total of $107.90 million. The film remained in first place in France adding $6.96 million from 718 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $17.94 million. It also remained the champion in Spain with $4.01 million on 603 screens over the weekend for a total of $16.80 million, also after two. The film has yet to open in a number of major markets, including the U.K., Japan, Germany, and others, and it doesn't finish its run till December.
  • Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs is climbing towards $600 million internationally and could get there by this time next week after making $14.74 million on 7833 screens in 66 markets over the weekend for a total of $579.71 million. It now has $767.58 million worldwide and it is within $100 million of the all-time animated champion, Finding Nemo, which made $866.59 million.
  • Public Enemies returned to the top five with $7.70 million on 2664 screens in 43 markets for a total of $63.46 million. This past weekend it opened in third place in Germany with $2.18 million on 395 screens, while it fell from first to fourth during its sophomore stint in Australia with $1.34 million on 395 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.91 million.
  • Haeundae remained in first place in South Korea and climbed to sixth place internationally with $7.51 million on 609 screens over the weekend for a total of $44.07 million after three. This is more than Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen made in that market, and that was a massive, massive hit there.
  • G-Force added $6.72 million on 1983 screens in 21 markets for a still early total of $27.79 million. In the U.K. the film was down more than 50% to $2.04 million on 426 screens for a total of $10.44 million, while it added $1.49 million on 699 screens over the weekend in Mexico for a total of $6.43 million after two.
  • The Hangover climbed a spot to eighth with $6.41 million on 2046 screens in 38 markets for a total of $127.39 million. In Poland the film opened first place with $427,000 on 73 screens while in Germany it added $1.77 million on 428 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.27 million after three.
  • The Proposal earned $6.36 million on 2416 screens in 32 markets over the weekend for a total of $91.89 million. A lack of new markets hurt, but the film did remain in second place in Germany with $2.25 million on 610 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.74 million after two. In the U.K. the film added $1.26 million on 441 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.07 million after three.
  • Masked Rider Decade: Sinkenger opened in first place in Japan and tenth place internationally with $4.94 million on 345 screens.
  • The Ugly Truth opened in 11th place internationally with $4.91 million on 685 screens in 4 markets for a total of $6.19 million. This includes a first place, $3.29 million opening on 400 screens in the U.K., while in Australia the film also placed first with $2.83 million on 283 screens.
  • The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 fell out of the top ten with $4.66 million on 1643 screens in 24 marekst for a total of $27.35 million.
  • Take Off remained in second place in South Korea and 13th place internationally with $4.53 million on 544 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.06 million after two.
  • On His Majesty's Secret Service added $4.37 million on 448 screens in 3 markets to its still early total of $10.84 million.
  • Love Aaj Kal fell from fourth to fifteenth with $4.37 million on 1436 screens in 17 markets for a total of $18.27 million. However, while 63% is a sharp drop-off for most films, it is on par with a lot of Indian releases, while its running tally after just two weeks is better than most Bollywood movies have finished with.
  • Hachiko - A Dog's Tale opened in third place in Japan with $2.31 million on 349 screens. The film opens domestically in December, but will have debuted in a number of major international markets before then.
  • Overheard was right behind with $2.30 million on 570 screens in 5 markets for a total of 14.24 million.
  • Pokemon 2009 was the final multi-million dollar movie earning 18th place with $2.10 million on 366 screens over the weekend in Japan giving it $33.64 million after four weeks of release.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Up, The Hangover, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Proposal, G-Force, Public Enemies, The Ugly Truth, The Taking of Pelham 123, Hachiko: A Dog's Story