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International Details - Not Taking Any Chances

November 7th, 2009

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

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs fell out of the top five but still earned $5.18 million on 2568 screens in 39 markets for a total of $52.45 million so far. This was only 31% lower than last weekend, with no major market openings. In fact, the film doesn't have another major market opening till it debuts in Australia at the end of the month, while it still has openings in Italy and Spain by the end of the year, and it doesn't end its run till early next year with openings in Germany and some midlevel markets.

  • Micmacs opened in seventh place with $4.71 million on 675 screens in 3 markets. In France the film placed third with $4.44 million on 618 screens, while the rest was earned in earned in Belgium ($155,000 on 45 screens) and in Switzerland ($112,000 on 12).
  • Saw VI climbed into eighth place with $4.48 million on 1229 screens in 20 markets for a total of $11.86 million. The film opened in third place in Russia with $1.13 million on 273 screens while it fell to fourth place in the U.K. with $1.53 million on 381 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.16 million.
  • Book of Masters opened in ninth place internationally with $4.26 million on 771 screens in 2 markets. This weekend box office was broken down into two first place openings, the first in Russia ($4.08 million on 691 screens) and the second in the Ukraine ($188,000 on 80 screens).
  • Lucky Luke fell from fifth to tenth with $4.25 million on 732 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $12.60 million after two. The film fell from first to fourth in France with $4.09 million on 687 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $12.00 million in its native market.
  • Pope Joan fell out of the top ten, but was down just 15% to $4.23 million on 638 screens in 3 markets for a total of $11.29 million. This includes Germany, where it slipped to second place with $3.80 million on 538 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.97 million.
  • Inglourious Basterds nearly hit a major milestone this past weekend with $3.93 million on 1904 screens in 41 markets for a total of $179.37 million internationally and $298.97 million worldwide. The film struggled in South Korea scoring third place with $817,000 on 303 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $986,000. However, even so there's an excellent chance the film has already topped $300 million worldwide, but we won't have the confirmation till next week.
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was down one spot to 13th with $3.93 million on 792 screens in 4 markets for a total of $12.90 million. This includes a fourth place, $600,000 opening on 184 screens in Australia, which is weak, but the film didn't have a really wide opening there. On the other hand, the film was down just 13% in Italy remaining in second place with $2.31 million on 283 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.36 million after two weeks of release. The film's international run can best be described as inconsistent with some markets indicating a possible $100 million run here while others suggest it will not make $20 million domestically.
  • London Dreams opened in 14th place with $3.79 million on 876 screens in 16 markets, which is about average for an Indian film.
  • The Final Destination opened in third place in Spain with $1.91 million on 324 screens, which helped its overall weekend haul climb by 26% at $3.58 million on 1207 screens in 35 markets. So far the film has pulled in $112.74 million internationally and $178.99 million worldwide.
  • Good Morning President remained in first place in South Korea with $3.39 million on 535 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.17 million after two.
  • The Ugly Truth had one of the worst week-to-week declines down 41% while falling from 6th place to 17th place, but it still hit a major milestone. Over the past weekend it added $3.38 million on 1708 screens in 53 markets for a total of $102.27 million internationally, while it is on pace to reach $200 million worldwide shortly.
  • The Unbroken climbed into 18th place with $3.05 million on 403 screens over the weekend and $10.08 million after two. All of this came from the film's second place weekend in Japan.
  • Fellow Japanese film, I Give My First Love to You, was right behind with $2.76 million on 302 screens over the weekend and $8.69 million after two.
  • Astro Boy had the worst week-to-week performance on the international chart down 64% and 16 spots earning 20th place with $2.65 million on 1492 screens in 7 markets for a total of $12.04 million.
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox remained in third place in the U.K. and climbed to 21st place internationally with $2.52 million on 486 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.10 million after two. This is a fantastic hold, but it remains to be seen what effect it will have on its box office run here.
  • Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun returned to the chart in 22nd place with $2.39 million on 399 screens in 4 markets for a total of $9.61 million after three. The film opened in Germany just missing the top ten with $309,000 on just 67 screens.
  • Agora added $2.38 million on 468 screens in its native Spain over the weekend for a total of $24.95 million after nearly a month of release there.
  • Couples Retreat added $2.35 million on 867 screens in 7 markets for a total of $21.92 million.
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire earned $2.34 million on 664 screens in 7 markets over the weekend for a total of $38.66 million. The film has already expanded beyond Scandinavia and is on track to reach $80 million or so by the time it is done.
  • Amore 14 opened in fourth place in Italy and 26th place internationally with $2.33 million on 423 screens.
  • Jennifer's Body returned to the chart in 27th place with $2.24 million on 677 screens in 24 markets for a total of $10.43 million. The film is struggling internationally, just as it did domestically.
  • Männerherzen earned $2.18 million on 689 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $19.93 million after four. It placed 28th internationally and third in its native Germany with $1.83 million on 592 screens over the weekend for $17.01 million in total.
  • Cirque du Freak - The Vampire's Assistant opened in third place in Mexico, but only managed $504,000 on 300 screens. Overall it placed 29th with $2.08 million on 988 screens in 4 markets for a total of $7.13 million.
  • Julie & Julia grabbed the final spot in the top 30 with just under $2.00 million on 951 screens in 35 markets over the weekend for a total of $24.50 million after two months of release.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Inglourious Basterds, Julie & Julia, The Ugly Truth, The Final Destination, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Jennifer's Body, Couples Retreat, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, Saw VI, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Astro Boy, Agora