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International Top of the Chart - Indie on the Rise

June 25th, 2008

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull saw its prospects rise in Japan as it had the best opening of the year, pulling in $13.09 million on 789 screens. The film is still earning 7-digit weekends in the U.K. and France with $2.86 million on 493 screens and $1.30 million on 739 million respectively. After a month of release, the film has made $74,28 million in the former and $35.99 million in the latter. Overall, it made $23.75 million on 5,664 screens in 58 markets for a total of $391.21 million internationally and $682.17 million worldwide. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is now in the top 30 all-time, and it shouldn't have any trouble climbing a few more spots at the very least.

The Incredible Hulk remained in second place with $23.04 million on 4,659 screens in 48 markets for a total of $64.01 million after two weeks of release. The film debuted in first place in Spain with $2.21 million on 557 screens over the weekend while it also topped the charts in Italy with $1.53 million on 477 screens over the weekend and $2.42 million in total. Meanwhile, the film remained in first place in the U.K. with $3.67 million on 483 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.38 million after two. It was also able to crack $1 million in Mexico with $2.01 million on 426 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.43 million after two, as well as in South Korea ($1.20 million on 415 screens over the weekend and $5.46 million in total) and in Russia ($1.16 million on 500 screens over the weekend and $5.39 million in total). The Incredible Hulk has yet to open in a few major markets, while it is on pace to match, or at least come close to its domestic total.

Sex and the City was steady this week, down a mere 7% to $22.00 million on 3,510 screens in 52 markets for a total of $171.71 million internationally while it has $304.16 million worldwide. This weekend it was aided by openings in Russia and Spain. In the former it opened in first place with $3.80 million on 495 screens while in the latter it made $2.04 million on 359 screens over the weekend and $2.18 million including midweek numbers, which was enough for second place. Holdovers were led by Australia where it earned $2.57 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.22 million after three while in the U.K. it earned $2.38 million on 465 screens over the weekend for a total of $45.45 million after four.

Kung Fu Panda climbed a spot to fourth with $20.48 million on 2,857 screens in 18 markets for a total of 67.98 million. This includes first place openings in Mexico with $6.15 million on 423 screens and in China with an estimated $4 million. Holdovers were led by South Korea at $3.89 million on 604 screens over the weekend for a total of $20.81 million after three. Meanwhile in Russia, it was down more than 70% to $1.40 million on 615 screens, but its total of $18.92 million is fantastic and is the best for a Hollywood blockbuster this summer.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda, Sex and the City, The Incredible Hulk