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International Details - Panda Packs on the Pounds

July 13th, 2008

Kung Fu Panda saw its weekend numbers climb by close to 70%, and its weekend haul of $40.16 million on 5325 screens in 40 markets was the best of its run so far. A run that has brought in $154.13 million so far. However, it still remained in second place thanks to the opening of Hancock. The film had a pair of second place openings including the U.K. where it made $8.63 million on 446 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.96 million. Meanwhile in Germany it was not as strong with $4.48 million on 831 screens, but it still managed second place. The film also slipped to second place in Australia, but it held well down just 24% to $3.83 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.63 million.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opened in first place in Spain with $4.20 million on 625 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.91 million. Meanwhile the film was down 50% during its second weekend in the U.K. earning $4.03 million on 540 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.17 million after two. This is well below the original's pace, which had earned just over $30 million at this point. On the other hand, it is holding up better in France down less than 10% to $6.40 million on 769 screens for a total of $16.14 million. Overall the film made $24.72 million on 5127 screens in 39 markets for a total of $194.22 million with openings in Germany and Italy still ahead.
  • Wanted fell from first to fourth with $17.96 million on 2323 screens in 23 markets for a total of $63.68 million after two weeks of release. Its only opening of note was Italy where it placed first in a close race with $1.51 million on 393 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.19 million. It also held well in Russia adding $6.5 million on 613 screens for a total of $21.7 million after just 2 weeks of release, which is the 10th highest total in that market ever.
  • WALL-E leaped into the top five with $13.74 million on 2147 screens in 11 markets for a total of $18.75 million. This includes a first place, $5.37 million opening on 44 screens in Mexico, which was the best opening there for a Disney film. The film was also the biggest Disney opening in Russia where it made an estimated $5 million on 500 screens.
  • Sex and the City crossed $200 million internationally since last weekend and now had $214.16 million. This includes $8.39 million on 3972 screens in 54 markets this past weekend. The film is still active in a number of markets, but it only cracked $1 million in Australia, barely. There is made $1.00 million on 299 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.61 million after a month of released. Meanwhile in the U.K., the film crossed the $50 million mark and now has $50.21 million after six weeks of release, including $557,000 on 209 screens this past weekend.
  • Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull slipped a spot to seventh with $8.21 million on 2737 screens in 44 markets for a total of $430.09 million internationally and $736.52 million worldwide. The film is still 29th all-time in that measure, at least at the end of last weekend, but it overtook The Matrix Reloaded sometime during the week.
  • Get Smart added $7.56 million on 2089 screens in 23 markets for a total of $34.33 million after three weeks of release. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it did $2.65 million on 322 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $8.66 million after two. Meanwhile in Mexico it was not quite as lucrative adding $1.82 million on 650 screens for a total of $6.93 million.
  • Boys Over Flowers was down 26% during its second weekend in Japan adding $7.05 million on 400 screens to its running tally of $24.43 million.
  • The final film in the top ten was The Incredible Hulk with $4.65 million on 3353 screens in 51 markets for a total of $94.87 million. This weekend the film opens in Germany, while it does end its run till the beginning of August when it opens in Japan. It will have reached $100 million internationally before then, and it will likely have topped its predecessor as well.
  • The Happening is shedding screens and markets, but it still added $4.31 million on 3064 screens in 38 markets for a total of $78.88 million. The film has not yet opened in Japan, but unless it is a bigger hit than expected there, it won't reach $100 million internationally.
  • Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na scored 12th place with $3.46 million on just 423 screens in 14 markets, which is a better per screen average than most Indian films manage. However, its prospects at expansion are limited.
  • Public Enemy Returns slipped another spot to third place in South Korea with $2.51 million on 523 screens while its total climbed to $21.75 million.
  • Seuls Two, which is French for Two Seuls, slipped a spot to third in France with $2.11 million on 549 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.08 million after two. Add in smaller markets and the film placed 14th with $2.22 million on 576 screens in three markets over the weekend for a total of $7.20 million in total.
  • Fellow French film, Mes Amis, Mes Amours (a.k.a My Friends, My Lovers), opened in second place in France with $2.14 million on 352 screens over the weekend.
  • Mamma Mia! opened in a couple of international markets in advance of its domestic debut. In Greece, where the film is set, it earned first place with $1.60 million on 156 screens. Meanwhile in the U.K., it opened in one theater earning $244,000, breaking a record for musicals previously held by Chicago. This is a great start, but it is way too early to make any predictions based on its numbers so far
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan saw its weekend haul sliced in half to $1.82 million on 644 screens in 9 markets for a total of $23.16 million after a month of release. This might be the last time it appears on this list till it opens in Germany in the middle of August, but I has reasonably strong expectations there.
  • Love Story 2050 struggled internationally with $1.75 million on 793 screens in 17 markets, including weak business in its native India.
  • The Magic Hour remained in third place in Japan and was down to 19th place internationally with $1.63 million on 379 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.05 million after a month of release.
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall rounded out the top 20 with $1.60 million on 906 screens in 20 markets for a total of $33.82 million. The film did not have any major openings this week, but it did make $585,000 on 252 screens during its second weekend in Spain; this was down a mere 5% from its opening, and lifted its total to $1.60 million after two weeks.
  • The Climbers High opened in Japan with $1.58 million on 284 screens. This was enough for fourth in its native market and 21st internationally.
  • Un'Estate Al Mare slipped to second place in Italy but still added $1.51 million on 569 screens for a total of $5.18 million after two weeks of release.
  • Made of Honour added $1.47 million on 1156 screens in 26 markets for a total of $50.57 million. The film's next milestone is $100 million worldwide, which is should reach shortly.
  • What Happens in Vegas... earned $1.30 million on 893 screens in 23 markets for a total of $128.16 million. The film is just coasting on holdovers at the moment, and than won't change till it opens in Japan at the end of next month.
  • This could be the last week for 21 in the $1 million club as it is screens and markets rather rapidly. It did manage to pull in added $1.29 million on 659 screens in 29 markets for a total of $73.26 million.
  • Speed Racer returned to the charts thanks to its opening in Japan, however, with just $984,000 on 450 screens, it is officially a bomb there. Overall it made $1.23 million on 902 screens in 15 markets for a total of $43.07 million, but that's just as week as its domestic number.
  • Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic plummeted 67% to $1.15 million on 1652 screens in 16 markets over the weekend, while its runny tally hit just $4.62 million. It is safe to call this Indian film a flop.
  • Dasavatharam has faired better earning $1.12 million on 543 screens in 7 markets for a total of $16.23 million, which is better than average for Indian films and enough to be considered a midlevel hit.
  • The final $1 million movie was Street Kings $1.07 million on 501 screens in 5 markets for a total of $35.22 million. This includes a ninth place, $48,000 opening on 15 screens in Poland.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Sex and the City, Mamma Mia!, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Get Smart, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, What Happens in Vegas..., The Happening, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Made of Honor, Speed Racer, Street Kings, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, Love Story 2050, Dasavatharam, Za majikku awâ, Hana yori dango: Fainaru, Seuls two, Un'Estate al mare, Public Enemy Returns, Mes amis, mes amours, Kuraimâzu hai, 21