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International Details - Panda Leads the Back of the Pack

August 17th, 2008

Kung Fu Panda slipped to sixth place with $9.34 million on 4736 screens in 47 markets for a total of $349.69 million internationally. The film is starting to shed theaters and markets at an accelerated pace, however, it still has openings in Italy and other smaller markets ahead of it, while it could reach $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide before the end of its run. (The latter it a lot easier than the former.)

  • Ponyo on the Cliff remained in first place in Japan while it climbed to seventh internationally with $6.87 million on 481 screens over the weekend for a total of $65.63 million.
  • A lack of new releases meant Hancock slipped to eighth place with $6.54 million on 3847 screens in 65 markets while its running tally rose to $332.32 million. Its best market of the weekend was Spain where it added $1.02 million on 478 screens for a total of $22.22 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, Italy, or Greece and could reach $600 million worldwide before it is done.
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe is already slipping down the charts just three weeks into its run. However, it did add $5.16 million on 3969 screens in 45 markets for a total of $30.60 million, which is more than it will make domestically and more than it reportedly cost to make. The film opened in fourth place in Mexico with $1.21 million on 432 screens over the weekend, which was the best debut of the film films that opened in the top ten in that market.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth continues its slow rollout opening in a handful of markets. However, its best was Mexico where it was down just 4% to $1.46 million on 589 screens for a total of $9.27 million after three weeks of release. Overall it made $4.22 million on 1851 screens in 17 markets for a total of $38.87 million.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian fell out of the top ten with $4.03 million n 1731 screens in 24 markets for a total of $254.05 million. During its second weekend in Germany, the film was down 44% to $2.13 million on 758 screens for a total of $7.72 million.
  • Wanted saw its weekend haul cut in two as it made $3.09 million on 1221 screens in 31 markets for a total of $120.76 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend but it did earn $1.34 million on 257 screens in Australia for a two-week total of $4.85 million. While it didn't have any major openings last week, it opens in Mexico this weekend and over the next few weeks opens in Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Japan.
  • Death Bell opened in third place in South Korea and 13th internationally with $2.45 million on 272 screens over the weekend and $3.45 million in total.
  • The Bank Job returned to the international chart after weeks of coming close to the $1 million range. It was aided by an opening in France where it scored fifth place with $1.71 million on 160 screens, but that was for the full week. Over the weekend the film made $2.32 million on 527 screens in 12 markets for a total of $20.93 million, which almost exactly matches its reported production budget.
  • Get Smart climbed a couple spots to 15th with $2.09 million on 1373 screens in 24 markets for a total of $72.36 million internationally while its worldwide total finished just shy of $200 million at $199.84 million. The film opened in the U.K. next weekend, and should climb even farther on the charts when it does, while it has yet to open in France, Japan, and other markets as well.
  • Pokemon 2008 is holding on better than expected in Japan as it was down just 21% to $1.93 million on 359 screens over the weekend for a total of $30.29 million after four. It slipped a spot in its native market to third, but it remained in 16th place internationally.
  • An Eye For An Eye fell to sixth place in South Korea and 17th internationally with $1.85 million on 332 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.39 million.
  • Red Cliff was right behind in 18th place with $1.85 million on 622 screens in 8 markets for a total of $67.26 million.
  • Meet Dave climbed into the top 20 as it landed in 19th place with $1.82 million on 784 screens in 14 markets for a total of $19.04 million. This includes a fourth place, $294,000 opening on 45 screens in Belgium, which is better than its average so far.
  • Masked Rider: Den-o & Kiva opened in fourth place in Japan and 20th place internationally with $1.70 million on 286 screens.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Weird fell more than 60%, but this is typical of South Korean films. It was still able to earn $1.66 million on 343 screens over the weekend for a total of $36.66 million after four.
  • Boys Over Flowers is the fourth Japanese film to reach the top 30 this past weekend as it earned $1.25 million on 316 screens for a total of $58.78 million.
  • The Incredible Hulk fell nearly 10 spots to 23rd with $1.22 million on 1147 screens in 21 markets for a total of $115.39 million. The film has now made more than its predecessor domestically, internationally, and worldwide, and one has to assume the studio is happy with that result, as it didn't cost significantly more to make.
  • Taken opened in third place in Spain with $1.20 million on 318 screens. This was enough for the film to earned 24th internationally this past weekend and enough to lift its international total to $30.80 million.
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan returned to the top 30 with $1.08 million on 305 screens in 16 markets; this was the result of openings in several midlevel markets.
  • The Pineapple Express started its internationally run with an opening in Australia where it made $1.07 million on 195 screens. That was enough for fourth place in that market and 26th place internationally.
  • Space Chimps fell to 27th place with $1.05 million on 577 screens in 13 markets for a total of $6.38 million. The film held on reasonably well in the U.K. down only 28%, but it started so poorly that it only made $777,000 on 317 screens over the weekend for a total in that market of $3.19 million.
  • Almost Perfect (Shi Quan Jiu Mei) remained in 28th place internationally with $1.02 million on 362 screens in China giving it a running tally of $3.93 million after two weeks of release.
  • No other film earned $1 million over the weekend, but Sex and the City came close with $985,000 on 877 screens in 38 markets for a total of $240.85 million.
  • The final film in the top 30 was Make It Happen, which opened in fifth place in the U.K. with $973,000 on 259 screens.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Hancock, Kung Fu Panda, Sex and the City, Taken, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Get Smart, Journey to the Center of the Earth, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, The Pineapple Express, Space Chimps, The Bank Job, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Gake no ue no Ponyo, Meet Dave, Eye for an Eye, Shi Quan Jiu Mei, Death Bell, Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom, Pokemon 2008, Hana yori dango: Fainaru, Red Cliff, Make It Happen