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International Top Five - B.C. Stands for Big Cash

March 19th, 2008

10,000 B.C. climbed into first place on the international charts with $38.65 million on 6,569 screens in 48 markets for a total of $74.43 million in just two weeks. The film opened in first place in Russia with $3.99 million on 536 screens and in the U.K. with $3.92 million on 431 screens while it also scored first place in South Korea with $3.13 million on 401 screens over the weekend and $3.56 million in total. It wasn't able to top the charts in either France nor Italy, but had to settle for second place with $3.39 million on 562 screens and $2.91 million on 454 screens respectively. As for holdovers, it held on very well in Mexico, down 28% to $2.98 million on 467 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.16 million. It wasn't as strong in Australia where it fell by more than 50% to $1.01 million on 221 screens over the weekend and $3.83 million in total. 10,000 B.C. will hit $100 million very shortly, but it cost $105 million to make, which will make profitability troublesome.

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its fell just 14% this past weekend earning $25.64 million on 970 screens in 3 markets for a total of $111.60 million. Almost all of this has come from France where it added $24.67 million on 887 screens over the weekend for a total of $106.33 million, becoming only the second film to hit the century mark in the market. The first... Titanic. So this is a major milestone and big news for the film.

Horton Hears A Who opened in third place with $18.80 million on 5,564 screens in 31 markets, but that is not a particularly strong result. It did okay in Germany with $3.32 million on 731 screens and in Russia with $2.95 million on 568 screens and in Spain with $2.05 million on 471 screens. It had the best hope in Mexico, where family-friendly films usually thrive, but it only made $1.89 million on 1,088 screens for a terrible per screen average. It is still early and it could hold on well in these markets and open bigger in future debuts, but this is not a strong start.

Step Up 2 The Streets reached the top five for the first time in its run with $8.03 million on 1,237 screens in 21 markets for a total of $22.42 million. It opened in South Korea in third place with $2.02 million on 337 screens over the weekend and $2.33 million in total. Meanwhile in Germany it was down just 19% to $1.70 million on 268 screens for a total of $4.38 million, which is more than the original made in a month there.

Vantage Point slipped to fifth place with $7.78 million on 2,703 screens in 40 markets for a total of $40.01 million. Good news, it opened in first place in Australia with a respectable $1.06 million on 196 screens and it held on well in the U.K., down just 36% to $1.89 million on 352 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.12 million. On the other hand, it is rapidly running out of major market to open in and it's hard to see how it can add too much more to its running tally.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Horton Hears a Who, Vantage Point, Step Up 2 the Streets, Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, 10,000 B.C.