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International Top Five - It Is Worldwide

November 4th, 2009

There was a new number on film on the international chart this past weekend, as This Is It took top spot with $51.07 million on 8910 screens in 74 markets over the weekend for a total of $68.93 million. Individual markets were led by the U.K. where it pulled in first place with $7.96 million on 498 screens, while it also led in Germany with $6.3 million on 930 screens, France with $5.8 million on 484, Japan with $5.75 million on 321, and Australia with $3.35 million on 293. In all of these markets the film did better than it did here, given the relative sizes involved, but it was still below expectations after all of the talk about record-breaking pre-orders for tickets. Other major markets include Italy where it opened in third place with $2.16 million on 478 screens over the weekend and $3.19 million in total, while it earned second in Spain with $2.04 million on 377 screens over the weekend and $2.72 million in total. In Russia it only managed fourth place with $873,000 on 231 screens while it only managed sixth place with $325,000 on 210 screens over the weekend and $422,000 in total.

Up was pushed into second place but still earned an impressive $13.32 million on 4130 screens in 26 markets for a total of $352.99 million internationally and $645.97 million worldwide. During the past week the film overtook both Ratatouille and The Incredibles as the second best Pixar film of all time. No new openings this week, but it managed second place in the U.K. with $5.62 million on 540 screens over the weekend for a total of $47.57 million after four. It remained in first place in Italy with $2.57 million on 475 screens over the weekend and $17.43 million after three.

G-Force added $6.30 million on 2183 screens in 27 markets for a total of $147.76 million internationally and $266.48 million worldwide. It had no new openings this weekend, and won't till it debuts in Japan in March, so it will undoubtedly drop off the chart before then. That said, it has already made more than enough to please the studio.

Surrogates climbed into the top five with $5.79 million on 1519 screens in 31 markets for a total of $60.14 million internationally, while it is now just shy of $100 million worldwide. The film opened in fifth place in France with $3.5 million, which is sadly better than its opening here, if you take into account the relative size of the two markets. Its next major market opening comes at the beginning of next year when it opens in Italy, while it has debuts in Germany and Japan during the first month of 2010.

Le Petit Nicolas also returned to the top five with $5.30 million on 678 screens in 3 markets for a total of $39.37 million after a month of release. It earned second place in its native France adding $5.06 million on 630 screens over the weekend for a total of $37.04 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Up, G-Force, Surrogates, Michael Jackson's This Is It