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International Details - Rambo Charges for the Top

February 24th, 2008

Rambo climbed five spots just missing the top five with $6.96 million on 1989 screens in 25 markets for a total of $25.63 million. The film opened in second place in Germany with $2.78 million 405 screens while it managed third in Mexico with $704,000 on 300. Next up is the U.K., Australia, and Italy, where it opens this weekend, while it enters South Korea next weekend.

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opened in third place in Spain with $1.80 million on 273 screens. This helepd the film remain in seventh place overall with $6.87 million on 2251 screens in 39 markets while its total has grown to $69.47 million.
  • Juno added $6.81 million on 1344 screens in 19 markets for a total of $28.37 million. The film's biggest opening this weekend came in Mexico where it earned fifth place with $490,000 on 150 screens. This is a good start for the market as the film had the second best per screen average in the top ten. Also, as a dialogue heavy comedy, it is not expected to do extremely well internationally and if it can follow the same path as The 40-Year Old Virgin, for instance, the studio should be very, very happy.
  • Cloverfield saw its weekend haul sliced in half to $6.65 million on 311 screens in 49 markets for a total of $68.77 million. However, even if you assume higher than average advertising costs, which would be unlikely given the film's ad campaign, but even if it were true, the film would still be very, very close showing a profit with the lucrative home market still months away.
  • P.S. I Love You climbed into the top ten with $6.31 million on 1548 screens in 29 markets for a total of $66.19 million. The film opened in ten markets with the biggest of these being Russia where it landed in third place with $1.23 million on 300 screens.
  • On the other hand, CJ7 fell out of the top ten with $5.07 million on 830 screens in 8 markets for a total of $39.22 million. The film has performed the best in China where the Sci-fi comedy has earned $22.60 million, but weekend numbers are not known. The film opened here in March, in limited release, but it could expand like Stephen Chow's previous film.
  • The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep opened in France by barely reached the top ten with $1.01 million on 284 screens. On the other hand, it grew by 4% in the U.K. to $1.54 million on 432 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.70 million after two. Overall it earned $4.65 million on 2441 screens in 28 markets for a total of $23.31 million.
  • The Bucket List remained flat down just 2% while it climbed one spot to 13th with $4.46 million on 1639 screens in 21 markets for a total of $26.96 million. The film made its debut in the U.K. landing in sixth place with $1.18 million on 280 screens, which is much weaker than it did here when it expanded wide, but more inline with other international markets.
  • Parlami D'Amore debuted in first place in Italy and 14th place internationally with $4.36 million on 595 screens over the weekend and $5.46 million overall.
  • Earth rose from fifth to first in Germany with $3.39 million on 282 screens over the weekend and $6.34 million in total. It also became the highest grossing documentary in Japan in a decade with $19.50 million so far, including $734,000 on 256 screens during its sixth weekend of release. Overall the film rose to 15th place with $4.24 million on 593 screens in 5 markets for a total of $42.37 million.
  • No new major markets didn't hurt No Country For Old Men too much as it added $4.07 million on 1277 screens in 25 markets for a total of $30.77 million. Its biggest single market was Spain where it added $1.53 million on 307 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.73 million after two.
  • The Chaser just missed first place in South Korea but still earned a strong $3.93 million on 507 screens over the weekend and $4.75 million in total.
  • I Am Legend had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top 30 this past weekend down 59% to $3.65 million on 2232 screens in 36 markets for a total of $325.45 million. This includes a 65% drop-off in Russia where it added $1.80 million on 509 screens for a total of $8.00 million there. It might not last on the charts for one more week, but a worldwide total of $580.15 million is still very impressive.
  • L: Change the World fell more than 40% in its second weekend in Japan, but still remained in first place with $3.07 million on 388 screens over the weekend and $13.52 million after two. Overall it earned $3.61 million on 502 screens in 4 markets for a total of $15.56 million.
  • The Will Be Blood made its first real push into the international markets landing in 20th place with $3.56 million on 617 screens in 18 markets for a total of $5.03 million. Entered the top ten in the U.K. with $1.05 million on 121 screens for a total of $1.73 million, while it debuted in 9th place in Italy with $528,000 on 108 screens and in 13th place in Germany with $295,000 on 60.
  • Charlie Wilson's War fell from 10th to 21st with $3.43 million on 1476 screens in 34 markets for a total of $32.08 million. The film opens in Spain this weekend and will have crossed $100 million internationally by then.
  • Kung Fu Dunk plummeted 14 places to 22nd with $3.39 million on 1031 screens in 5 markets for a total of $17.28 million.
  • Alvin And The Chipmunks is shedding screens and markets as it fell to 23rd place with $2.77 million on 1709 screens in 19 markets for a total of $125.48 million.
  • Definitely, Maybe opened in second place in Australia with $1.34 million on 199 screens while it showed strength in the U.K. down just 27% to $991,000 on 331 screens. Overall the film made $2.74 million on 573 screens in 3 markets for a total of $5.54 million.
  • Keinohrhasen crossed $50 million just before the weekend and then it placed 25th over the weekend while adding $2.35 million on 712 screens in 3 markets for a total of $52.46 million. In Germany the film earned $2.19 million on 643 screens over the weekend and $47.47 million after two months of release.
  • American Gangster is quickly falling off the charts as it was down 11 places this week to 26th with $2.35 million on 1453 screens in 32 markets for a total of $129.05 million. The film has no markets left to open in, and this will likely be the last weekend in spends in the top 30, but its has done admirably so far.
  • The Kite Runner returned to the charts in 27th place with $2.15 million on 609 screens in 19 markets for a total of $25.10 million. Of that, $278,000 was earned on 78 screens in France, but that was only enough for 17th place in the market, which was weaker than expected.
  • The Orphanage also returned to the charts as it earned $2.04 million on 638 screens in 8 markets for a total of $49.43 million. The film was soft in South Korea with $509,000 on 195 screnes over the weekend and $632,000 overall while it missed the top ten during its debut in Germany with $493,000 on 134 screens. Meanwhile, it was down just 25% in Mexico to $929,000 on 269 screens over the weekend and $8.21 million in total.
  • Lejdis was down just 14% this week to $1.96 million on 160 screens in Poland. That was enough to have the film remain in first place in its native market while it returned to the top 30 overall.
  • Saw IV was in free-fall sinking from 16th to 30th with $1.94 million on 529 screens in 9 markets for a total of $64.42 million. This was just fraction ahead of 30 Days Of Night, which also added $1.94 million on 578 screens in 7 markets for a total of $34.13 million.
The Spiderwick Chronicles made its international debut but missed the charts with $1.45 million on 202 screens, $1.33 million of which came from 150 screens in South Korea.


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Filed under: International Box Office, I am Legend, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Juno, The Bucket List, Cloverfield, No Country for Old Men, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Saw IV, P.S. I Love You, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rambo, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, There Will Be Blood, Definitely, Maybe, Earth, The Kite Runner, El orfanato, Charlie Bartlett, CJ7, Parlami d'amore, Guan lan, Lejdis, Keinohrhasen, The Chaser, Desu Noto 3: L: Change the World, American Gangster, 30 Days of Night