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International Details - International Treasure

January 27th, 2008

National Treasure: The Book of Secrets fell from second to sixth, but it was relatively close with $8.37 million on 3883 screens in 36 markets for a total of $143.30 million. Even if the film had no more markets left to open in, it would reach $150 million and beyond. However, it has yet to open in Germany, the U.K., and France and should top its domestic total before it is done.

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street made its debut on the international charts in seventh place with $8.11 million on 1092 screens in 5 markets for a very early total of $8.67 million. In Japan the film took first place with $3.73 million on 400 screens while in South Korea it placed third with $1.56 million on 293 screens over the weekend and $1.93 million in total.
  • Enchanted added $5.91 million on 3358 screens in 32 markets for a total of $161.16 million. The film opened in first place in Poland with $711,000 on 100 screens over the weekend and $832,000 in total, however, for the most part it is shedding theaters and markets and will till it opens in Japan in mid-March.
  • His Dark Material: The Golden Compass reached a milestone over the past weekend becoming the ninth film from 2007 to reach $250 million internationally. Over the weekend it added $4.72 million on 3724 screens in 48 markets for a total of $252.99 million.
  • Charlie Wilson's War climbed into the top ten with $4.67 million on 882 screens in 10 markets for a total of $10.30 million. The film debuted in second place in France with $2.02 million on 300 screens while it added $1.74 million on 405 screens during its second weekend in the U.K. for a total of $5.75 million.
  • Keinohrhasen remained in third place in Germany with $4.17 million on 615 screens over the weekend and $32.70 million after a month of release. Overall it made $4.57 million on 691 screens in 3 markets for a total of $36.15 million.
  • Cloverfield opened day-and-date in half-a-dozen international markets landing in 12th place with $4.39 million on 457 screens. More than half of that came from Australia where it earned $2.23 million on 235 screens while it had to settle for second place in neighboring New Zealand with $265,000 on 64 screens, which was just below the third weekend of Death at a Funeral.
  • Atonement landed in 13th place with $4.36 million on 1052 screens in 27 markets for a total of $50.07 million. And with strong legs and a few more markets left to open with, it could hit $150 million worldwide before it is done.
  • On the other hand, Bee Movie is less than a week away from $150 million internationally and is on track to at least come close to $300 million worldwide. This week it added $4.30 million on 3244 screens in 44 markets for a total of $148.30 million, and this is with no major or midlevel openings.
  • A Widow at Last debuted in first place in France with $4.20 million on 479 screens while it made $4.27 million on 502 screens including two other, much smaller markets.
  • Women's Team Handball remained in first place in South Korea with $3.76 million on 430 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.60 million after two.
  • The Oxford Murders, which is actually Spanish and not British as the name would imply, opened in first place in its native market with $3.25 million on 263 screens. This was nearly triple its nearest competitor and enough for 17th place on the overall charts.
  • The Kite Runner jumped more than 10 spots to 18th place with $3.08 million on 512 screens in 9 markets for a total of $8.74 million. The film opened in semi-limited release Germany with $662,000 on 81 screens landing in sixth place, and in Australia with $340,000 on 44 screens for 11th place. It placed better in Brazil with $498,000 on 75 screens reaching third place there.
  • L'Allenatore Ne Pallone 2 had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts down 57% to $2.54 million on 481 screens over the weekend and $10.12 million in total. This was still enough for third place in Italy and 19th place overall, however.
  • 27 Dresses remained in second place in Australia with $2.22 million on 249 screens for a two week total of $7.01 million. It also opened in third place in Hong Kong with $237,000 on 26 screens, but that is not as strong as it sounds. Overall the film made $2.50 million on 286 screens in 4 markets for a total of $7.31 million.
  • Earth a.k.a. Planet Earth, was down 30% in Japan during its second weekend, which is high for that market, but the best in the top ten this week. It added $2.36 million on 276 screens for a total of $9.28 million in total there. Overall it made $2.48 million on 331 screens in 3 markets and now has $25.21 million in total.
  • No Country For Old Men debuted on the charts in 22nd place with $2.47 million on 206 screens in 2 markets for a total of $5.23 million. S4.25 million of this came from the film's second place debut in the U.K. where it opened on just 164 screens. This bodes very well for its chances in the upcoming weeks.
  • Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie, a.k.a., the Irony of Fate 2 continues its record-breaking run scoring $2.28 million on 767 screens in 5 markets for a total of $52.72 million. This includes $2.10 million on 670 screens in Russia for a total of $47.64 million there.
  • Into The Wild was relatively flat this week adding $2.03 million on 282 screens in 5 markets for a total of $8.44 million. Nearly all of this came from France where it was down just 12% despite falling from first to third with $1.79 million on 223 screens over the weekend and $4.28 million in total.
  • Open City remained in second place in South Korea with $1.99 million on 338 screens for a total of $7.03 million in total.
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera returned to the charts in 26th place with $1.82 million on 711 screens in 14 markets for a total of $15.49 million. This past weekend the film debuted in second place in Spain with $1.12 million on 262 screens.
  • Black And White fell to fifth place in Italy and 27th place internationally with $1.82 million on 301 screens over the weekend in its native market for a total of $5.12 million in total.
  • Juno made its international debut placing fifth in Australia with $1.67 million on 168 screens, which was enough for 28th place overall. This should be enough to allow it to grow, which would be excellent news for the film's legs.
  • St. Trinian's nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.67 million on 381 screens in the U.K. for a total of $20.30 million after a month of release.
  • The Mist slipped a spot to 30th with $1.48 million on 435 screens in 5 markets for a total of $9.95 million. The film did open in Germany, but to only a tepid response of $790,000 on 248 screens. Meanwhile in South Korea the film was down 60% to $557,000 on 216 screens for a total of $2.76 million.
While that is it for the top 30, a couple movies opened in major markets but just missed charting this week. 1408 opened in fourth place in France with $1.22 million on 195 screens while it earned $1.39 million on 356 screens in 6 markets for a total of $55.22 million internationally. Mr Bean's Holiday opened in fourth place in Japan, the only market it is currently playing in, and it earned $1.01 million on just 137 screens. At the moment the film has $193.05 million internationally, and with a good per screen average in Japan, it might have the legs to reach $200 million worldwide, but I wouldn't be willing to wager money on it.


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Filed under: International Box Office, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Juno, Enchanted, Bee Movie, Cloverfield, No Country for Old Men, The Golden Compass, Charlie Wilson's War, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Atonement, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Earth, The Mist, Into the Wild, The Kite Runner, Love in the Time of Cholera, 27 Dresses, 1408