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International Details - Step Up Falls Down and Out of the Top Five

April 6th, 2008

Step Up 2 The Streets fell more than 40% last weekend while dropping out of the top five. This was mainly due to the lack of major openings, while its holdover results were merely average. In the U.K. it was down 42% to $2.74 million on 351 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.32 million and in Australia it was down 44% to $1.31 million on 188 screens lifting its total to $5.10 million after two. Overall it added $7.38 million on 1615 screens in 27 markets for a total of $53.21 million, which was enough to lift its worldwide total to more than $100 million.

  • Thanks to an opening in the U.K., 27 Dresses rose into the top ten with $6.24 million on 1561 screens in 20 markets for a total of $57.67 million. It scored first place in the U.K. with $3.49 million on 428 screens and rose a spot to fourth in Italy with $738,000 on 260 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.09 million after two.
  • Race was down just two spots to eighth with $5.33 million on 1044 screens in 16 markets for a total of $20.61 million. This is more than enough for the Indian film to be considered a smash hit, and it is on pace to top recent hits like Jodhaa Akbar and is not that far behind the pace of Om Shanti Om.
  • Vantage Point opened in a number of smaller markets, which helped mitigate its declines this past weekend. Overall it added $4.99 million on 2268 screens in 41 markets for a total of $61.33 million with openings in all major markets already out of the way.
  • The Game Plan returned to the top ten with $4.95 million on 1315 screens in 15 markets for a total of $38.91 million internationally. It opened in Germany with a spry $2.18 million on 404 screens, which was enough for third place. It was even better in Spain where it took second with $1.41 million on 250 screens over the weekend and $1.51 million in total. The film opens in France and Italy next month, but has already made more than some were expecting given the film's target audience and football.
  • Meet the Spartans debuted in first place in Spain with an astounding $2.97 million on 314 screens. On the other hand, it collapsed during its second weekend in the U.K. down more than 50% to $1.04 million on 355 screens for a total of $5.05 million after two. Overall the film made $4.65 million on 852 screens in 9 markets for a total of $32.07 million.
  • The Kite Runner returned to the charts in 12th place with $4.30 million on 982 screens in 30 markets for a total of $42.03 million. Much of the weekend's numbers came from Italy where the film opened in first place with $2.99 million on 365 screens, but that is not surprising as this is the type of film that generally thrives in Italy.
  • Doraemon: Nobita To Midori No Kyojinten grew by 29% this past weekend adding $3.00 million on 344 screens in Japan for a total of $22.93 million.
  • Juno fell out of the top ten with $2.91 million on 1273 screens in 24 markets for a total of $70.92 million. It held well in Germany down just 30% to $1.51 million on 297 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.01 million after two. Next week it could return to the top ten as it opens in Italy, and even if it doesn't it is still a massive, massive hit.
  • His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass opened in China over the weekend and that helped it shoot up to 15th place with $2.84 million on 948 screens in 4 markets for a total of $292.19 million. In China it opened with a fair $1.3 million, but earned $1.51 million on 619 screens in Japan and now has $28.29 million in that market. With holidays there, it could still earn $300 million internationally, or at least come very close.
  • With no major, or even midlevel openings, The Other Boleyn Girl exited the top ten landing in 17th place with $2.72 million on 938 screens in 15 markets for a total of $25.31 million.
  • Drillbit Taylor opened in the U.K. with $1.44 million on 302 screens, which was only enough for fifth place. Overall it added $2.71 million on 847 screens in 6 markets for a still early total of $6.07 million, but it will need better results than it has managed so far if it wants to turn its run around.
  • Chasseurs de Dragons, which means Chasers of Dragons, opened in second place in France with $1.80 million on 406 screens over the weekend. Overall it made $2.61 million on 823 screens in 4 markets for a total of $3.54 million.
  • Indigo opened in first place in Russia with $2.61 million on 361 screens.
  • Die Welle was pushed into second in Germany, but still added $2.22 million on 400 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.24 million. Overall it made $2.60 million on 449 screens in two markets for a total of $13.15 million.
  • Enchanted dipped just 5% in Japan remaining in second place with $2.20 million on 536 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.10 million after three. That was the vast majority of the film's weekend total of $2.36 million on 733 screens in 5 markets for a total of $201.92 million. This is a major milestone for the film, which was already a smash hit.
  • Awake entered the charts in 22nd place with $2.23 million on 468 screens in 6 markets for a early international total of $4.33 million. Most of the weekend numbers came from South Korea where it opened in first place with $1.43 million on 275 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.66 million. However, it struggled in Spain earning sixth place with just $617,000 on 206 screens. This week's opening in the U.K. which help determine which result was inline with its international potential, and which was an anomaly.
  • Nie Klam, Kochanie opened in first place in Poland with $2.16 million on just 156 screens. This was nearly seven time more than its nearest competition.
  • The Bucket List returned to the charts thanks to a number of smaller openings as it earned $2.13 million on 949 screens in 40 markets and now has $58.15 million in total.
  • No Country For Old Men fell 14 places to 25th with $2.07 million on 1137 screens in 44 markets for a total of $78.61 million.
  • The Bank Job returned to the charts in 26th place with $1.78 million on 397 screens in 5 markets for a still early total of $9.28 million. This includes a third place, $1.19 million opening on 206 screens in Russia. Meanwhile, it has made $7.57 million in a month in the U.K., including $313,000 on 143 screens this past weekend.
  • National Treasure: Book Of Secrets added $1.69 million on 848 screens in 17 markets for a total of $233.61 million.
  • Tutta La Vita Davanti debuted in second place in Italy and 28th overall with $1.67 million on 368 screens.
  • I've Loved You So Long... closed out the top 30 with $1.51 million on 280 screens in three markets for a total of $4.29 million.
Two other movies started their international runs this past weekend but missed the top 30, and both started in Russia. Superhero Movie earned fifth in that market with $1.11 million on 298 screens while it made $1.37 million on 359 in 4 markets. Doomsday placed 8th there with $859,000 on 250 screens there and earned $1.23 million on 324 screens over the weekend and $1.42 million overall.


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Filed under: International Box Office, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Juno, Enchanted, The Bucket List, The Game Plan, No Country for Old Men, Vantage Point, The Golden Compass, Step Up 2 the Streets, Meet the Spartans, Drillbit Taylor, The Bank Job, The Other Boleyn Girl, Superhero Movie, The Kite Runner, Awake, Doomsday, Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, Race, Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no kyojinten, Die Welle, Nie klam, kochanie, Chasseurs de dragons, Indigo, Tutta la vita davanti, 27 Dresses