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International Details - An Interesting Proposal

September 12th, 2009

The top five films on the international scene were published on Wednesday and can be found here.

The Proposal had massive gains this past weekend and just failed to reach the top five with $5.83 million on 2160 screens in 42 markets for a total of $124.60 million internationally and $285.57 million worldwide. It is now the biggest worldwide hit for Sandra Bullock, and it still has a chance to overtake Speed internationally. This week it debuted in third place in Italy with $1.43 million on 354 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.86 million during its opening, which is much weaker than its performance here. It has yet to open in France, which is key in its quest to overtake Speed, but even if it bombs there and in Japan, it will still hit $300 million worldwide.

  • Twentieth Century Boys - Chapter 3 remained in first place in Japan, but fell to seventh place internationally with $5.72 million on 374 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.83 million after two. This is an impressive start, and is equivalent to about $100 million after just nine days of release, but its 39% drop-off is little high for the market.
  • The Hangover climbed a spot to eighth with $5.16 million on 2442 screens in 47 markets for a total of $171.53 million internationally and $443.45 million worldwide.
  • District 9 opened in first place in the U.K. with $3.28 million on 447 screens over the weekend. Combined with holdovers, it added $5.15 million on 1297 screens in 21 markets for a total of $24.85 million internationally.
  • G-Force just managed to hang onto a spot in the top ten with $4.81 million on 2624 screens in 27 markets for a total of $76.78 million internationally. The film has yet to open in a number of major markets, and should have no trouble reaching several more milestones before it does.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince fell out of the top ten with $4.41 million on 3785 screens in 53 markets for a total of $627.96 million internationally and $924.90 million worldwide. The film is coasting on holdovers, but it still has some interesting milestones it could reach, including climbing a spot or two on the all-time chart.
  • The Ugly Truth remained relatively flat up 5% to $4.16 million on 1384 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.36 million after a month of release. The film's biggest opening came in Mexico where it earned first place with $901,000 on 300 screens, while it added $1.24 million on 258 screens over the week in France for a total of $3.49 million after two.
  • G.I.Joe added $3.64 million on 4197 screens in 53 markets to its total of $139.75 million internationally, which is just ahead of its domestic total of $139.49 million. However, internationally it still has a few more markets left to open in and it will add to its lead.
  • High Security Vacation saw its box office sliced in half to $3.35 million on 1141 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $15.63 million after two. Its decline of 52% in its native Russia, which accounted for $3.03 million on 1041 screens over the weekend and $14.23 million after two, was better than average for that market.
  • Aliens in the Attic was down just 1% over the weekend, but that helped it climb to 15th place with $2.83 million on 1549 screens in 16 markets for a total of $20.40 million. The film opened in Australia, but struggled with just $721,000 on 215 screens landing in fourth place. The film will likely match its domestic total by this time next week, but it will have to do big business on the home market to show a profit anytime soon.
  • Orphan had its best showing on the international chart reaching 16th place with $2.57 million on 1122 screens in 24 markets for a total of $14.60 million after a month of release. The film's best market of the weekend was Mexico, where it opened in second place with $834,000 on 350 screens.
  • Take Off remained in first place in South Korea while it fell to 17th place internationally with $2.52 million on 458 screens over the weekend giving it a total of $40.22 million after six weeks of release.
  • Ballad - Song of Love Without a Name opened in second place in Japan and 18th place internationally with $2.49 million on 331 screens.
  • Knowing returned to the international chart in 19th place with $2.46 million on 428 screens in 3 markets for a total of $101.15 million. Of this, $2.20 million on was earned on 402 screens in Italy, which was enough for second place in that market. That's essentially it for the film's internationally run, which means it will finish with just under $200 million worldwide, which is a total the studio has to be happy with.
  • Horst Schlammer - Isch Kandidiere! is holding steady in Germany down just 10% to $2.11 million on 654 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.69 million after three weeks in that market.
  • Neuilly Sa Mère! just fell out of the top 20 with $2.04 million on 467 screens in 3 markets for a total of $13.99 million after 4 weeks of release. This includes $2.06 million earned on 444 screens in France, but that was for the full week. After nearly a month of release in that market, the film has made $13.15 million in total.
  • 500 Days of Summer made its international debut in the U.K. earning third place with $2.03 million on 307 screens.
  • Case 39 opened in Russia earning $1.25 million on 282 screens, while it added $680,000 on 221 screens during its second weekend in Spain for a total of $2.31 million. In total, the film made $2.03 million on 526 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for an early international total of $3.71 million.
  • The final multi-million dollar movie was He's Just Not That Into You, which returned to the chart thanks to an opening in Spain. In that market it managed to place first with $2.02 million on 336 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.23 million. Overall it made $2.02 million on 340 screens in 2 markets for a total of $82.48 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover, The Proposal, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G-Force, District 9, He's Just Not That Into You, The Ugly Truth, Knowing, Orphan, (500) Days of Summer, Aliens in the Attic, Case 39