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International Details - Panda Continues to Perform

July 27th, 2008

For the third week in a row, Kung Fu Panda performed excellently on the international scene, but was not on par with the top of the chart. Over the previous weekend, the film finished in third place with $29.02 million on 4460 screens in 51 screens for a total of $273.20 million. This week the film opened three of the four Scandinavian markets including Denmark where it opened in first place with $1.10 million on 87 screens over the weekend and $1.23 million in total. Meanwhile, the film only managed third in Norway with $834,000 on 105 screens over the weekend and $1.2 million in total and it managed third place in Sweden with $689,000 on 149 screens and $840,000 in total. Additionally, the film made $3.02 million on 466 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.57 million after three weeks. Next up for the film is Japan this weekend while it opens in Italy at the end of the month.

  • Mamma Mia! slipped a spot to fourth with $27.88 million on 2390 screens in 21 markets for a total of $73.53 million after just three weeks of release. The film opened in first place in Germany with a total of $5.71 million on 611 screens while it remained in first place in the U.K. with $9.10 million on 495 screens for a total of $33.61 million after just two weeks.
  • WALL-E climbed into the top five with $13.82 million on 3,950 screens in 17 markets for a total of $52.36 million. This film opened in the U.K. with an impressive $8.48 million on 501 screens, which was only enough for second place over the weekend. (Mamma Mia! topped it but a small margin.) However, this is nearly as much as much as Ratatouille and nearly twice as much as Cars opened with in that market, and that bodes well for its international total.
  • Red Cliff fell nearly 50%, but still pulled in $12.51 million on 1776 screens in 2 markets for a total of $47.58 million. It is rocketing towards its $80 million production budget, and will likely get there before it expands outside of the southeast Asian market.
  • Wanted opened in third place with an estimated $3.7 million on 481 screens, which is weaker than expected. Overall it made $10.84 million on 2466 screens in 37 markets for a total of $95.60 million, which is more than enough at this point to call the film a financial success.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Weird opened in first place in its native South Korea with $10.63 million on 816 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.56 million.
  • Ponyo on the Cliff opened in first place in Japan and ninth overall with $9.60 million on 481 screens.
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army climbed into the top ten with $8.48 million on 1357 screens in 9 markets for a two-week total of $15.38 million. Openings this week include Russia, where it made $4.5 million on 472 screens, and Italy, where it made $1.32 million on 345 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.96 million. In both markets the film finished first and has already made more during its opening weekend than the original made in total in the market.
  • Get Smart added $6.91 million on 2414 screens in 32 markets for a total of $56.09 million after a month of release. The film is struggling overseas compared to its domestic run, and that includes its opening in Germany where it managed only fourth place with $2.22 million on 548 screens. Granted, the TV series was never a huge hit internationally, and the film should still hit $200 million worldwide, which is a substantial amount.
  • The latest Pokemon movie, aptly titled Pokemon 2008, opened in second place in Japan and 12th overall with $6.58 million on 359 screens.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth earned $6.40 million on 1322 screen in 12 markets last weekend for a total of $12.96 million. It opened in France with $2 million on 363 screens while it made $1.16 million on 291 screens during its second weekend in the U.K. for a total of $4.18 million after two weeks.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian had one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs down 46% and nearly 10 spots. It did still add $6.22 million on 3900 screens in 34 markets for a total of $228.67 million with openings in Germany and Italy yet to come.
  • Kismat Konnection opened in India and many other markets earning $5.66 million on 831 screens in 18 markets. This is a solid hit for this niche market.
  • Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is shedding theaters and markets at an accelerated pace but still earned $4.21 million on 1620 screens in 37 markets for a total of $449.60 million internationally and $762.17 million worldwide. It is now in 26th place, but there's quite a distance between it and 25th place The Lion King.
  • Heavy competition in its native Japan left Boys Over Flowers down 34% to $3.58 million on 400 screens over the weekend for a total of $43.54 million after four. This was enough for third place in Japan and 17th internationally.
  • Sex and the City lost over a 1000 screens this week, but it still managed $3.27 million on 2094 screens in 42 markets for a total of $233.31 million. The film has just one more market left, Japan, but should hit $250 million internationally after it opens there, and $400 million worldwide is also possible.
  • Meet Dave expanded into half-a-dozen markets but was still flat earning $3.25 million on 1283 screens in 24 markets for a total of $8.14 million. In the U.K. the film placed sixth with $1.16 million on 329 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.36 million. Meanwhile in Australia, it was down 44% to $495,000 on 190 screens over the weekend and $2.06 million after two.
  • Nim's Island returned to the charts with $2.37 million on 1197 screens in 11 markets for a total of $34.56 million. The film opened in third place in South Korea with $1.34 million on 331 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.50 million. On the other hand, it missed expectations in Mexico with just $539,000 also on 331 screens landing in fifth place. The film has yet to open in Japan and Spain and will make its debuts in the former at the beginning of September and the end of September for the latter.
  • Freche Mädchen, or Freaky Maiden as it is known in English, opened in fifth place in Germany with $1.91 million on 392 screens while overall it managed 21st place with $1.94 million on 401 screens in 2 markets.
  • Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na added $1.77 million on 498 screens in 13 markets for a total of $14.85 million. This is better than most Indian films and enough to consider it a solid hit.
  • Kitaro and the Millennium Curse earned $1.38 million on 313 screens over the weekend, which was enough for fifth place in Japan and 23rd place internationally. It was also enough to lift its running total to $4.61 million after two weeks of release.
  • The Storm Rider opened in its native China with $1.28 million on 200 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.46 million.
  • Nos 18 Ans opened in France with $1.23 million on 272 screens landing in sixth place in its native market and 25th place internationally.
  • The Incredible Hulk had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts down more than 60% while falling from 16th to 26th place. It did earn $1.23 million on 1519 screens in 42 markets for a total of $103.92 million. Also, it does open in France this weekend and Japan the next, so it is not quite done yet.
  • The final $1 million movie was The Climbers High. The film landed in sixth place in Japan over the weekend after pulling in $1.03 million on 286 screens, which was enough to lift its total to $6.90 million after three weeks of release.

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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, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Nim's Island, Gake no ue no Ponyo, Meet Dave, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Kismat Konnection, Kitaro And The Millennium Curse, Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom, Freche Mädchen, The Storm Rider, Nos 18 ans, Pokemon 2008, Hana yori dango: Fainaru, Kuraimâzu hai, Red Cliff