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International Top of the Chart - Hancock Still Flying High

July 16th, 2008

A trio of number one openings helped Hancock grow at the box office globally this week as it added $70.35 million on 8,109 screens in 66 markets. The film now has $179.82 million internationally and $343.93 million worldwide after just two weeks of release, and is on pace to earn $600 million worldwide before it is all said and done.

Hancock's biggest opening of the weekend came in Russia where it pulled in an estimated $11.7 million on 589 screens (final numbers have not yet been released), while it also placed first in France with an estimated $10.1 m from 752 (again, final numbers have not been released). The other major market opening of the weekend was Mexico where the film opened in first place with $4.7 million on 784 screens, while it also earned more than $1 million in a number of smaller markets. These includes India ($2.2 million on 429 screens), the Netherlands ($1.41 million on 90 screens over the weekend and $1.70 million in total), Belgium ($1.28 million on 69 screens over the weekend and $1.40 million in total), and Poland ($1.01 million on 89 screens).

(It is worth noting that in Belgium, the film was beaten by Kung Fu Panda to top spot.)

Holdovers were led by Germany where the film remained in top spot with $7.39 million on 738 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.20 million after two. Meanwhile, the U.K. was right behind, despite the fact that the movie was pushed out of first place by the debut of Mamma Mia!. The film fell more than 60% to $7.27 million on 452 screens over the weekend and already has more than $33.24 million after 2, which is just behind Iron Man for third place for the year. Hancock was also pushed into second place in South Korea ($3.89 million on 578 screens over the weekend and $15.04 million after two) and in Australia ($3.83 million on 356 screens over the weekend and $14.49 million after two). But in both cases it is still performing exceptionally well.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Hancock