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International Top of the Chart - Knight Rises to the Top

July 30th, 2008

The Dark Knight saw boisterous growth this week as it shot to the top with $63.38 million on 6249 screens in 45 markets for a total of $125.49 million internationally and $439.27 million worldwide, which is already more than the original made in total. This weekend the film opened in first place in a number of markets, including the U.K. where it earned $17.26 million on 502 screens over the weekend and $22.23 million in total, which was more than 150% more than the original opened with and only 30% less than that film made in total. It was not quite as impressive in Italy, but it still showed double-digit growth from the previous installment pulling in $3.10 million on 616 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.97 million.

Other million dollar openings include...

  • Sweden: $1.39 million on 102 screens over the weekend and $1.56 million in total
  • Holland: $1.37 million on 90 screens over the weekend and $1.43 million in total
  • New Zealand: $1.34 million on 82 screens
  • Norway: $1.26 million on 75 screens
  • Denmark: $1.16 million on 73 screens over the weekend and $2.17 million in total
And it just missed that mark in Belgium with $985,000 on 104 screens.

Moving onto holdovers, The Dark Knight added $7.29 million on 472 screens during its second weekend in Australia and now has $24.77 million in total. By comparison, Batman Begins made half of that in total in that market. Meanwhile in Mexico, the film made $3.64 million on 1441 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.58 million, which is also more than the first film made there, but not but as large a margin.

The second place film was Hancock, but it was well back and will be discussed in detail, along with the rest of the $1 million movies, this Sunday.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Dark Knight