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International Details - Viking Still Pillaging International Box Office

September 26th, 2009

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

Vicky the Viking fell to sixth place with 7.40 million on 898 screens in 3 markets for a total of $24.55 million. Of that, $5.92 million was earned on 751 screens in Germany and it now has $18.94 million in its native market.

  • Up next is The Girl Who Played With Fire, which is the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This film managed $6.09 million on 467 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $7.30 million. The film's biggest market was Sweden where it opened in first place with $2.43 million on 187 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.61 million. It also opened in first place in Denmark with $1.93 million on 125 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.91 million. It also topped the charts in Norway with $1.58 million on 114 screens over the weekend and $1.62 million in total.
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs started out in eighth place with $4.98 million on 1182 screens in 18 markets. More than half of that came from the U.K. where the film placed first with $2.56 million on 438 screens while most than half of the rest came from Mexico where it also opened in first place with $1.48 million on 376 screens over the weekend and $2.25 million in total.
  • District 9 added $4.84 million on 1856 screens in 24 markets for a total of $43.96 million. The lack of major market openings hurt, but the film did add $1.31 million on 453 screens over the weekend in the U.K. for a total of $10.31 million after three.
  • Wanted opened with $4.35 million on 898 screens in 16 markets. This includes reports of records being broken in parts of India, but we don't have full box office numbers from that market. However, it was weaker elsewhere.
  • Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs fell out of the top ten this past weekend with $4.33 million on 2211 screens in 28 markets for a total of $677.38 million internationally and $872.41 million worldwide. The film remained in first place in Italy with $3.14 million on 532 screens over the weekend for a total of $38.77 million after four weeks of release there.
  • A second India film, Dil Bole Hadippa, opened in 12th place with $4.09 million on 974 screens in 17 markets. Unlike Wanted, this movie was only good in its native market, but was stronger elsewhere, so it too should be profitable.
  • The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 added $3.77 million on 1864 screens in 38 markets for a total of $62.38 million. The film was average in Italy with $1.30 million on 316 screens, which was enough for third place.
  • G-Force rose 12% and one spot to 14th with $3.19 million on 1904 screens in 22 markets for a total of $84.53 million. It started its expansion into Australia earning fifth place with $531,000 on 176 screens over the weekend for a total of $678,000. With openings in Italy and Japan still ahead of it, it should be able to reach $100 million internationally, while it already has more than $200 million worldwide.
  • The Hangover fell to 15th place with $2.93 million on 1836 screens in 37 markets for a total of $182.63 million and a total of $456.50 million worldwide.
  • The Proposal is nearing a major milestone after adding $2.76 million on 1238 screens in 33 markets for a total of $135.39 million internationally and $297.64 million worldwide.
  • Gamer fell to 17th place with $2.68 million on 1413 screens in 15 markets for a total of $9.46 million. The film was aided by a third place, $1.04 million opening on 346 screens in the U.K., but that's weaker than its opening here.
  • Bride At Any Cost opened in third place in Russia with $2.12 million on 588 screens while it placed 18th overall with $2.29 million on 647 screens in 2 markets.
  • Twentieth Century Boys - Chapter 3 remained in first place in Japan, but fell to 19th place internationally with $2.23 million on 374 screens over the weekend for a total of $34.84 million after four.
  • Duel Masters: Lunatic God Saga opened in second place in Japan and 20th place internationally with $2.15 million on 308 screens.
  • Funny People fell to 21st place with $2.09 million on 815 screens in 10 markets for a total of $12.07 million. The film opened in Germany but only managed seventh place with $534,000.
  • Julie & Julia reached the top 30 for the first time in its run with $2.07 million on 1062 screens in 7 markets for a still early total of $6.28 million. The film opened in France last week but struggled in eighth place with just $1.13 million on 274 screens, and that was for the full week. It placed seventh in the U.K. with $630,000 on 357 screens over the weekend and $2.35 million after two.
  • Aeja rose to first place in South Korea and 23rd place internationally with $1.96 million on 366 screens over the weekend and $5.37 million after two.
  • 500 Days of Summer returned to the chart in 24th place with $1.91 million on 551 screens in 2 markets for a total of $6.53 million. In Australia the film opened in third place with $935,000 on 227 screens over the weekend, $1.09 million including previews. Meanwhile in the U.K. it added $826,000 on 324 screens
  • Coco Before Chanel returned to the chart in 25th place with $1.88 million on 576 screens in 18 markets for a total of $34.76 million. The film opened in sixth place in Japan with $926,000 on 232 screens over the weekend and $1.23 million in total.
  • 9 saw its weekend haul sliced nearly in half with $1.83 million on 981 screens in 12 markets for a total of $9.99 million. No major market openings hurt, but it managed $1.14 million on 531 screens during its second weekend of release in Russia giving it a total of $4.32 million in that market.
  • G.I.Joe earned $1.83 million on 2045 screens in 48 markets for a total of $148.00 million internationally. It will get to $150 million internationally, but this it likely the last time it will appear on this list.
  • Neuilly Sa Mère! remained flat adding $1.78 million on 484 screens in 3 markets for a total of $18.26 million.
  • Whatever Works popped back onto the chart with $1.72 million on 463 screens in 7 markets for a total of $10.24 million. It Italy it opened in second place with $1.45 million on 329 screens, which is more than it made during any single weekend here.
  • Aliens in the Attic earned $1.58 million on 1506 screens in 19 markets for a total of $25.83 million. This is more than it made domestically, and with a few more major markets to go, it could make enough to show a small profit by its initial push into the home market.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Hangover, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Proposal, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G-Force, District 9, Julie & Julia, The Taking of Pelham 123, Funny People, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, (500) Days of Summer, Aliens in the Attic, 9, Gamer, Whatever Works, Coco avant Chanel