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International Top Five - Jumper Stays Aloft

February 27th, 2008

Jumper made another leap toward $100 million internationally after it pulled in $21.75 million on 3,984 screens in 40 markets over the weekend for a total of $60.42 million so far. The film opened in third place in France with $4.58 million on 586 screens while it remained in first in the U.K. with $2.97 million on 421 screens and in Spain with $2.25 million on 445 screens. In those two markets the film has pulled in $11.58 million and $6.65 million respectively, which is in line with its performance stateside.

Rambo climbed into second place with $10.96 million on 2,952 screens in 34 markets for a total of $38.90 million internationally, which is just behind its domestic total. The film managed first place in Italy with $2.65 million on 409 screens while it placed third in Australia with $1.10 million on 167 screens. It also placed third in the U.K. with $2.45 million on 300 screens, but the film was hurt there because of a spat between the distributor and one of the major theater chains. Had it played in the 100+ theaters in the Odeon chain, it might have topped $3 million and earned first place. As for the film's long-term prospects, it fell close to 60% during its second weekend in Germany, slipping from second to sixth with $1.18 million on 406 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.66 million after two. Such a sharp drop-off doesn't bode well for the film's future.

Asterix At The Olympic Games slipped a spot to third, but it still had plenty of reasons to celebrate, more than 100 million, in fact. Over the weekend the film earned $10.09 million on 3,385 screens in 25 markets for a total of $108.08 million after a month of release. About half of this total, $51.55 million, has come from France, including $4.93 million on 1,019 screens this past weekend.

Thanks to a pair of openings in major markets, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was able to return to the top five by earning $8.60 million on 2,646 screens in 42 markets for a total of $81.19 million. In Italy the film placed second with $2.37 million on 325 screens while in Germany it was weaker with just $1.47 million on 320 screens. Meanwhile, in Spain the film remained in the top five with $1.05 million on 274 screens for a total of $3.28 million. Sweeney Todd only has a handful for markets left to open in, but it should still earn $100 million internationally to go with its $50 million domestic box office.

Rounding out the top five was National Treasure: The Book of Secrets with $7.73 million on 2,574 screens in 30 markets for a total of $213.20 million. The film ran out of major markets to open in, but it still earned $3.65 million on 626 screens in France for a two-week total of $10.78 million while in the U.K. it made $1.82 million on 460 screens over the weekend and $14.76 million after three.


Filed under: International Box Office, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Jumper, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rambo, Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques