International Details - Nothing Small About Petit
October 11th, 2009
The top five films on the international scene were published on Wednesday and can be found here.
Le Petit Nicolas debuted in sixth place internationally with $9.39 million on 618 screens in 3 markets. Of that total, $8.88 million was earned on 571 screens in France, which was more than five times the amount earned by the second place film.
- Inglourious Basterds fell out of the top five but still added $8.93 million on 2604 screens in 43 markets for a total of $142.18 million internationally and $260.45 million worldwide. It managed a close second place during its opening in Italy with $2.93 million on 465 screens while adding $1.83 million on 475 screens over the weekend in Spain for a total of $11.22 million after two.
- Vicky the Viking returned to the top ten with $6.40 million on 1253 screens in 4 markets for a total of $37.79 million. The film opened in third place in Spain with $1.68 million on 358 screens. Meanwhile it added $4.18 million on 748 screens in Germany giving it a total of $28.60 million in that one market. Since the film cost about $11 million to make, it is already a massive hit, and if it can expand throughout Europe, it could be the beginning of a massive franchise based on the books / TV series.
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs grew by 34% to $6.32 million on 1387 screens in 31 markets for a total of $21.87 million. The film opened in first place in Brazil with $1.32 million on 247 screens. Meanwhile it added $1.64 million on 401 screens in the U.K. for a total of $7.13 million after three weeks of release in that market.
- G-Force remained in tenth place with $5.90 million on 2122 screens in 32 markets for a total of $101.04 million internationally. The film expanded in Australia earning $1.68 million on 350 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.43 million after three.
- Fame fell out of the top ten with $5.68 million on 1314 screens in 13 markets for a still early total of $16.79 million. The film opened in a few smaller markets, but its biggest market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in first place with $2.61 million on 460 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.96 million after two.
- District 9 fell to 12th place with $5.00 million on 2456 screens in 9 markets over the weekend for a total of $64.20 million.
- The Final Destination fell again this past week but still added $4.66 million on 1968 screens in 39 markets for a total of $88.21 million. The film opened in South Korea, but bombed with just $800,000 on 244 screens over the weekend and $1.01 million in total. That said, it should still have little trouble reaching $100 million internationally.
- Two Indian films were next with Wake Up Sid placing 14th with $4.17 million on 635 screens in 16 markets.
- Do Knot Disturb was right behind with $3.97 million on 953 screens in 17 markets, which is a strong start for an Indian film, but it is struggling to maintain its early momentum.
- The Girl Who Played With Fire is holding strong despite a lack of major market openings. This past weekend it earned $3.44 million on 661 screens in 5 markets for a total of $22.13 million after three weeks of release. It will take a while before it catches up to its predecessor, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, if it does catch up to its predecessor, but it is still doing amazing business.
- Baarìa remained in first place in Italy wth $3.40 million on 527 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.76 million after two.
- Closer To Heaven remained in first place in South Korea with $3.27 million on 475 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.16 million after two.
- The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 plummeted from 9th place to 19th place with $3.18 million on 2037 screens in 41 markets for a total of $75.53 million internationally. This is more than it made domestically, but disappointing compared to its production budget.
- [REC] 2 opened in first place in Spain and 20th place internationally with $3.13 million on 352 screens in its native market. This is significantly better than the $2.35 million, third place opening the original managed back in 2007. That film made $27.12 million internationally, but was released direct-to-DVD here. We will see if this one's fate is different.
- The Invention Of Lying made its debut on the international chart in 21st place thanks to a second place, $2.77 million opening on 368 screens in the U.K.
- The Sword With No Name remained in second place in South Korea with $2.60 million on 452 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.73 million after two.
- Toy Story 3D opened on the international scene in 23rd place with $2.53 million on 428 screens in 4 markets. Almost all of this came from the U.K. where it debuted in third place with $2.04 million on 251 screens.
- Mao's Last Dancer opened in second place in Australia and 24th place with $2.41 million on 266 screens.
- The Proposal fell more than ten spots to 25th place with $2.29 million on 863 screens in 27 markets for a total of $144.05 million. The film opened in Japan in a couple of weeks, and when it does it will reach $150 million internationally.
- Whatever Works added $2.19 million on 471 screens in 7 markets to its total of $15.17 million internationally. The film is doing well for a Woody Allen movie, but it is too soon to tell where it will end up on his all-time list.
- My Fair Gentleman was the third Chinese film in the top 30 landing in 27th place with $1.93 million on 425 screens.
- Gamer rose a couple spots to 28th place with $1.90 million on 935 screens in 19 markets for a total of $14.53 million. It will likely top its domestic run before too long, but it will need to be a much bigger hit on the home market just to break even.
- 500 Days of Summer nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.80 million on 739 screens in 9 markets for a total of $11.83 million. It's rare for an independent film to thrive internationally, so the studio should be very happy with this result so far.
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo returned to the international chart in 30th place with $1.78 million on 360 screens in 8 markets for a total of $77.07 million. The film opened in fourth place in Germany with $1.57 million on 214 screens.
Filed under: International Box Office
, The Proposal
, District 9
, Inglourious Basterds
, The Taking of Pelham 123
, The Final Destination
, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
, (500) Days of Summer
, Whatever Works
, Do Knot Disturb
, The Invention of Lying