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International Details - Couples Charge Forward

November 14th, 2009

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

Couples Retreat expanded this past weekend but just missed the top five with $5.84 million on 1,373 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany under the name All Inclusive, with $2.55 million on 338 screens while it also took third place in Mexico with $446,000 on 235 screens. Next up for the film is Spain next weekend and Italy the weekend after that, while it doesn't end its run until March when it opens in France.

  • G-Force fell to seventh place with $4.00 million on 1,933 screens in 34 markets for a total of $154.16 million internationally and $273.06 million worldwide. Lack of major market debuts is the reason for its slide down the chart, and that won't change until it opens in Japan in March.
  • The Men Who Stare At Goats opened in eighth place with $3.80 million on 574 screens in 2 markets. These two markets are the U.K., where it placed fourth with $2.03 million on 306 screens, while it placed third in Italy with $1.78 million on 268 screens.
  • Pope Joan returned to the top ten in ninth place with $3.69 million on 361 screens in 3 markets for a total of $16.98 million after three weeks of release. The film returned to first place in Germany with $3.33 million on 541 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.17 million after three.
  • Surrogates added $3.44 million on 1,226 screens in 33 markets for a total of $65.44 million internationally. The film topped $100 million worldwide just before the start of the weekend and now has $103.69 million in total. It does have a few more markets left to open in, and it will get to those next year, but it was an expensive movie to make, and it will need to make a lot more than $100 million worldwide to break even.
  • The Box made its debut in the top 30 with $3.37 million on 704 screens in 8 markets for an early total of $4.04 million. The film opened in third place in Spain with $1.22 million on 262 screens while it had to settle for ninth place in France with $1.39 million on 214.
  • Public Enemies returned to the chart in 12th place with $3.34 million on 409 screens in 5 markets for a total of $104.18 million internationally and $201.21 million worldwide. Almost all of the film's weekend haul came from Italy where it opened in first place with $3.00 million on 395 screens. The film's next, and last, major opening comes in Japan at the end of the month.
  • Le Petit Nicolas fell from fifth to 13th with $3.24 million on 678 screens in 3 markets for a total of $44.96 million. Of that total, $42.42 million has been earned in France, including $2.95 million on 630 screens this past weekend.
  • The Time Traveler's Wife returned to the chart after an absence of two and a half months. This past weekend, it earned $3.07 million on 861 screens in 14 markets for a total of $32.09 million internationally, while it is rapidly closing in on $100 million worldwide. This week's box office was driven by the film's second place, $1.74 million opening on 237 screens in Australia.
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs fell from sixth to fifteenth with $2.89 million on 2,116 screens in 43 markets for a total of $57.97 million internationally. It does still have several more major markets left, but I have trouble seeing it match its domestic run on the international stage.
  • Le Concert opened in France with $2.74 million on 335 screens, which was enough for third place in that market and sixteenth internationally.
  • Inglourious Basterds earned $2.69 million on 1,555 screens in 37 markets over the weekend for a total of $183.92 million internationally and $303.79 million worldwide. The film opens in Japan this coming weekend, and when it does, it could be enough to push the film's international total past $200 million.
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus added $2.62 million on 702 screens in 5 markets for a still early total of $17.34 million internationally. Its number one market remains Italy, where it added $1.61 million on 282 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.01 million after three.
  • Book of Masters did not collapse like so many films in Russia do and it was down just 39% to $2.54 million on 691 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.18 million after two, which was enough to remain in first place. Overall, on the other hand, the film fell from ninth to nineteenth with $2.60 million on 758 screens in 2 markets for a total of $9.47 million.
  • Micmacs fell to 20th place with $2.49 million on 651 screens in 3 markets for a total of $8.42 million after two weeks of release. In France it made $2.31 million on 623 screens over the weekend and now has $7.92 million after two.
  • Jennifer's Body nearly climbed into the top 20 with $2.36 million on 929 screens in 23 markets for a total of $13.88 million. The film debuted in the U.K. but only managed seventh place with $787,000 on 314 screens over the weekend and $1.24 million in total.
  • Julie & Julia rose to 22nd place with $2.28 million on 974 screens in 36 markets for a total of $27.70 million. This includes a sixth place opening in Spain with $1.03 million on 206 screens.
  • Good Morning President remained in first place in South Korea for the third weekend in a row with $2.15 million on 499 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.67 million.
  • Law Abiding Citizen made its debut in the top 30 with $2.10 million on 667 screens in 10 markets for a total of $3.56 million so far. Its biggest opening came in Russia where it made $742,000 on 304 screens over the weekend and $989,000 in total, but that was only enough for fifth place. On the other hand, it opened in third place in Brazil with $680,000 on 134 screens.
  • I Give My First Love to You climbed to second place in Japan, but fell to 25th place internationally with $2.10 million on 302 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.43 million after three weeks of release.
  • Cell 211 opened in first place in Spain and 26th place internationally with $2.08 million on 220 screens over the weekend.
  • The Ugly Truth added $2.01 million on 1,338 screens in 45 markets for a total of $110.68 million internationally and $199.60 million worldwide. It is very likely already over the $200 million mark, but we won't have confirmation until next week, and the film likely won't be in the top 30 by then.
  • The Final Destination fell to 28th place with $1.98 million on 1,207 screens in 32 markets for a total of $115.52 million internationally and $181.89 million worldwide. It has now made more internationally than any other film in the franchise made worldwide.
  • Tsar opened in second place in Russia and 29th place internationally with $1.93 million on 485 screens over the weekend and $2.81 million in total.
  • Lucky Luke had the worst week-to-week drop-off: down 56% and 20 places to 30th with $1.86 million on 711 screens in 3 markets for a total of $15.94 million after three. In France, the film added $1.72 million on 670 screens over the weekend for a three week total of $15.21 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, G-Force, Inglourious Basterds, Public Enemies, Julie & Julia, The Ugly Truth, The Final Destination, The Time Traveler's Wife, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Jennifer's Body, Surrogates, Couples Retreat, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Law Abiding Citizen, The Box, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus