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International Top Five - Mummy's Milestone

August 13th, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor significantly expanded its reach this weekend, which allowed it to remain in top spot with $55.96 million on 6396 screens in 50 markets for a total of $141.94 million. The film had a trio of major market debuts this weekend earning first place in Germany with $6.42 million on 650 screens, in France with an estimated $5 million on 572 screens, and in Taiwan with $3.6 million on 61 screens, which was the best opening of the year so far. On the other hand, the film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $5.70 million on 477 screens over the weekend, however, it has earned $8.53 million in total, which would have been enough for first place. As for holdovers, the film is still in first place in Mexico adding $2.36 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.50 million after two weeks. Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will have little trouble reaching $200 million internationally, and it should become the biggest hit of the franchise on the international scene.

The Dark Knight held strong down just 17% to $32.00 million on 6263 screens in 56 markets for a total of $254.30 million while worldwide it now has $695.93 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in South Korea with $4.59 million on 549 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.01 million, on the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $2.41 million on 459 screens for a total of $3.03 million, including its limited release run. On the other hand, the film is still number one in the U.K. with $7.87 million on 509 screens over the weekend for a total of $66.72 million. It also remained in top spot in Australia with $2.63 million on 460 screens over the weekend for a total of $33.02 million after four. At this point, it should have no trouble topping Kingdom of the Crystal Skull worldwide, but it might not top it internationally.

WALL-E crossed $100 million internationally since last week with $18.88 million on 3807 screens in 28 markets for a total of $122.52 million. This includes a first place opening in Spain with $3.10 million on 494 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.84 million, which is better than Ratatouille and Cars opened with, but it did it in 5 days instead of 3 days. On the other hand, the film struggled in South Korea landing in fifth place with $1.37 million on 351 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.89 million, however, this is better than other Pixar films.

Mamma Mia! earned $14.63 million on 2317 screens in 23 market for a total of $174.29 million. The film is still going very, very strong in the U.K. adding $5.39 million on 518 screens for a total of $72.68 million in a month and has pulled in $1.60 million on 337 screens for a month long total of $21.07 million. Meanwhile, the film grew 3% in Germany to $2.77 million on 745 screens for a total of $20.12 million after four weeks of release.

The final film to reach the top five was an Indian / Australian co-production, Singh Is Kinng. The film opened with $12.96 million on 1238 screens in 21 markets, which gives it the second best per screen average in the top 30. This is a great start for this type of film, and even if it collapses next weekend, which is expected, it will still show a healthy profit.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Dark Knight, WALL-E, Mamma Mia!, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Singh is Kinng