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International Details - Number Six for District Nine

October 4th, 2009

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

District 9 climbed into sixth place with $6.19 million on 2547 screens in 35 markets for a total of $56.88 million. This includes a fifth place, $926,000 opening on 253 screens in Italy, while it added $1.94 million on 448 screens during the full week in France for a total of $6.05 million after two.

  • The Ugly Truth fell out of the top five with $5.78 million on 2229 screens in 48 markets for a total of $55.03 million internationally. It opened in first place in Belgium with $370,000 on 35 screens over the weekend and $419,000 in total. Meanwhile it remained in second place in Russia with $1.13 million on 400 screens giving it $5.08 million after two weeks of release in that market.
  • The Final Destination fell from fourth to eighth with $5.62 million on 2423 screens in 36 markets for a total of $80.95 million internationally and $145.55 million worldwide. The sharp decline is troubling, but it is already the highest grossing film of the franchise, so there's little reason for the studio to be upset.
  • The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 climbed into ninth place with $5.20 million on 2385 screens in 45 markets for a total of $70.10 million. The film only managed fourth place during its opening in Germany with $1.35 million on 353 screens, while it earned second in Mexico with $1.14 million on 350.
  • G-Force climbed back into the top ten with $5.01 million on 2007 screens in 38 markets for a total of $92.23 million. The film opened in second place in Italy with $1.82 million on 342 screens over the weekend and $1.92 million including previews, while it expanded in Australia taking in $1.08 million on 255 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.53 million after two.
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire just fell out of the top ten with $4.84 million on 714 screens in 5 markets over the weekend for a total of $15.69 million after two. This includes a sixth place, $696,000 opening on 250 screens in Italy, while it added $1.75 million on 187 screens in Sweden for a total of $5.59 million after two weeks there. It also earned more than $1 million in Denmark ($1.27 million on 125 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.46 million after two) and in Norway ($1.05 million on 112 screens over the weekend and $4.92 million after two).
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs was flat down just 5% to $4.72 million on 1387 screens in 24 markets for a total of $13.42 million after two weeks of release. The film held onto first place in Mexico down just 17% to $1.20 million on 370 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.85 million after two. It was pushed into second place in the U.K., but held on even stronger down just 11% to $2.05 million on 438 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.02 million after two.
  • Vicky the Viking was down only 36% to $4.70 million on 899 screens in 3 markets for a total of $30.43 million. However, it still fell from sixth place to 13th because of the tight competition on the international chart. Over in Germany it earned second place with $3.87 million on 751 screens for a three-week total of $23.71 million.
  • The Proposal earned 14th place with $3.87 million on 1186 screens in 33 markets for a total of $139.94 million internationally and $302.79 million worldwide. The film topped the chart in France with $2.63 million on 323 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Baarìa opened in first place in Italy and 15th place internationally with $3.42 million on 510 screens.
  • Closer To Heaven opened in first place in South Korea and 16th place internationally with $3.35 million on 458 screens over the weekend and $4.05 million in total.
  • Wanted held on better than expected down just 29% to $3.10 million on 823 screens in 16 markets over the weekend for a total of $11.26 million after two. The film has become a blockbuster in India and performed well in a few smaller markets, but failed to find an audience in the U.K. and other places.
  • The Sword With No Name opened in second place in South Korea and 18th place internationally with $2.31 million on 451 screens over the weekend and $2.79 million in total.
  • Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs took a hit this past weekend down 50% to $2.17 million on 1202 screens in 12 markets for a total of $681.03 million internationally and $876.43 million worldwide. Despite disappointing domestically, it has become one of the biggest hits internationally and is now in 16th place worldwide, and it is sure to climb at least one more spot. However, it might fall out of the top 30 before we get the numbers.
  • The Hangover is coasting on holdovers but it still added $2.03 million on 1448 screens in 34 markets to its totals of $185.55 million internationally and $460.00 million worldwide.
  • What's Your Raashee? struggled with just $1.97 million on 765 screens in 16 markets. This is poor compared to a lot of Indian films, but much better than it performend here.
  • Farewell opened in second place in France with $2.25 million on 457 screens; however, that was for the full week. Over the weekend the film made $1.91 million on 468 screens in 3 markets.
  • Desert Flower opened in third place in Germany and 23rd place internationally with $1.61 million on 358 screens.
  • The Secret in Their Eyes opened in 24th place with $1.60 million on 298 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $7.05 million. Of that, $1.05 million was earned on 207 screens in Spain, which was enough for third place. In comparison, the film opened with $750,000 on 66 screens in Argentina back in August and now has just under $6.00 million in that one market.
  • Aliens in the Attic opened in Brazil, but only managed sixth place with $191,000 on 83 screens. Overall it added $1.49 million on 1392 screens in 22 markets over the weekend for a total of $27.73 million.
  • 500 Days of Summer slipped to 26th place with $1.43 million on 557 screens in 5 markets for a total of $9.17 million. Its best market of the weekend was Australia where it placed fifth with $709,000 on 226 screens over the weekend and $2.32 million after two. Its best market overall has been the U.K. where it has made $5.89 million, including $493,000 on 300 screens this past weekend. /LI>
  • Twentieth Century Boys - Chapter 3 has spent a month on top of the chart in Japan adding $1.41 million on 322 screens over the weekend for a total of $43.33 million.
  • Dil Bole Hadippa plummeted 66% to $1.39 million on 887 screens in 17 markets for a total of $5.94 million.
  • Whatever Works slipped a spot to 29th with $1.30 million on 376 screens in 7 markets over the weekend for a total of $12.33 million.
  • Gamer nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.17 million on 1043 screens in 18 markets for a total of $12.07 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Hangover, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Proposal, G-Force, District 9, The Ugly Truth, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Final Destination, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, (500) Days of Summer, Aliens in the Attic, Gamer, Whatever Works, What's Your Raashee?