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International Details - Requiem has Strong Start

January 6th, 2008

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem opened in sixth place internationally with $16.43 million on 1877 screens in 20 markets. The film opened in second place in Germany with an impressive $4.64 million on 553 screens, while it debuted in fourth place in Australia with $1.86 million on just 182 screens over the weekend and $2.95 million since Boxing Day.

  • Alvin And The Chipmunks isn't showing the same legs it did domestically falling into seventh place with $13.95 million on 3490 screens in 40 markets for a total of just $38.83 million. The film has already debuted in most major markets, but hasn't done particularly well in any of them. In fact, it's best market so far is the U.K. where it has pulled in $8.55 million, including $2.72 million on 383 screens this past weekend. However, that is just a third of the film's domestic take, if you adjust for market size.
  • Keinohrhasen, which means... hmm .... hasen means hare. I know that cause people kept trying to Bugs Bunny into hasenfeffer. Kein means no or none while ohr means ear. ... No Ear Hare. ... That can't be right. Regardless, it is dominating the German box office in its second weekend of release pulling in $7.16 million on 495 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.58 million after two. Adding in smaller markets and the movie made $7.68 million on 569 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.47 million.
  • American Gangster added $7.28 million on 1438 screens in 25 markets for a total of $63.04 million internationally. This includes a fifth place debut in South Korea where it earned $1.00 million opening on 312 screens over the weekend and $1.19 million in total.
  • Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie, a.k.a., the Irony of Fate remained in first place in Russia with $5.68 million on 1015 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.18 million after two.
  • The Fox and the Child placed third in France with $5.13 million on 708 screens over the full week for a total of $13.05 million after three. Over the weekend it brought in $5.55 million on 1103 screens in 6 markets for a total of $13.24 million.
  • Natale In Crociera remained in first place in Italy with $4.65 million on 575 screens for a total of $27.59 million while overall it added $5.33 million on 590 screens in 2 markets for a total of $30.47 million.
  • The Assembly earned $5.13 million on 795 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $21.93 million, almost all of which has come from China.
  • The second Italian film on this week's list was Una Moglie Bellissima, which earned second place in Italy with $4.34 million on 546 screens over the weekend for a total of $21.00 million. Internationally it placed 14th with $4.91 million on 555 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $23.05 million.
  • The second Chinese film on this week's list was The Warlords, which placed 15th with $4.77 million on 950 screens in 6 markets over the weekend for a total of $31.91 million after three.
  • Welcome is the latest Indian film to do well on the international box office last week opening in the top ten and this week falling to 16th with $4.71 million on 988 screens in 17 markets for a total of $15.97 million.
  • St. Trinian's slipped a spot to fourth in the United Kingdom this week while it dipped just two internationally to 17th. Over the weekend the film added $3.54 million on 382 screens for a two-week total of $9.43 million, all of which has come from its native market.
  • Arn: The Knight Templar, which is a co-production between the four Scandinavian countries as well as Germany and the United Kingdom, added $3.09 million on 271 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $6.70 million. This includes a first place debut in Sweden with $2.58 million on 207 screens over the weekend and $5.74 million in total. Meanwhile in Norway the film earned fourth place with $516,000 on 64 screens over the weekend and $979,000 in total.
  • Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium landed in 19th place with $3.05 million on 1823 screens in 16 markets for a total of $19.84 million, which is shockingly below its domestic pace.
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera returned to the charts in 20th place with $2.93 million on 919 screens in 6 markets for a total of $7.15 million. Much of its growth this weekend came in Mexico where it earned sixth place with $664,000 on 350 screens over the weekend and $992,000 in total.
  • Atonement also returned to the charts as it also added $2.93 million on 307 screens in 9 markets for a total of $35.87 million. The film's big opening this week was in Australia where it secured fifth place with $1.93 million on just 154 screens over the weekend while earning $2.64 million since Boxing Day.
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age earned $2.55 million on 798 screens in 29 markets for a total of $42.15 million. The film has only one major market left to open in, but there's only a small chance it will catch up to the original on the international scene.
  • Taare Zameen Par fell ten spots to 23rd with $2.46 million on 507 screens in 16 markets for a total of $8.38 million. Thanks to a low production budget, this Indian should have little trouble showing a profit before its run is over.
  • Eastern Promises was one of several films to return to the charts this week placing 24th with $2.40 million on 500 screens in 13 markets for a total of $27.64 million. The film had only on opening of note and that was Germany where it earned ninth with $1.04 million on just 121 screens giving the film the second best per screen average in the top ten there.
  • P.S. I Love You entered the charts for the first time placing 25th with $2.17 million on 460 screens in 6 markets for a very early total of $3.54 million. Its only major market so far as been Australia where it opened on Boxing Day. Since then it has earned $1.41 million in that market, including $1.06 million on 171 screens over the weekend.
  • Hitman had one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs this past weekend down 41% when most other films saw significant growth thanks to the holidays. Over the weekend it added $1.93 million on 945 screens in 11 markets for a total of $45.10 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, and won't till April, but there are no significant openings in the meantime and this is likely the last time it will appear on the charts till then.
  • Kabadayi is doing well in its native Turkey, and some surrounding markets, earning $1.63 million on 442 screens in 5 markets this weekend lifting its total to $10.60 million so far.
  • Lions for Lambs climbed into 28th place with $1.62 million on 269 screens in 8 markets for a still disappointing total of $36.59 million. Most of the weekend's figures came from Italy where it earned $1.37 million on 166 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.582 million; however, this was only enough for sixth place.
  • Warum Manner Nicht Zuhoren Und Frauen Schlecht Einparken earned $1.47 million on 411 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a month long total of $10.12 million. Of that total, $8.85 million has come from Germany, including $1.06 million on 339 screens this past weekend.
  • The only other film to chart this week was The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep, which made its debut in 30th place with $1.44 million on 401 screens in Mexico, including midweek numbers.
Two relatively new films nearly made it into the top 30 with Gone, Baby, Gone scoring $1.36 million on 166 screens in 6 markets over the weekend for a total of $3.70 million while Balls of Fury earned $1.28 million on 228 screens in the U.K. over the weekend for an international total of $2.71 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Alvin and the Chipmunks, P.S. I Love You, Atonement, Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, Hitman, Balls of Fury, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Gone, Baby, Gone, Eastern Promises, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Lions for Lambs, Love in the Time of Cholera, American Gangster