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International Details - Hell Pulls in the Gold

August 31st, 2008

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army returned to the international chart in sixth place with $7.20 million on 828 screens in 14 markets for a total of $32.93 million. Of that weekend haul, $5.45 million was earned on 464 screens in the U.K., where it topped the charts this past weekend. Compared to the original, this film has made more domestically and more worldwide, while it is nearing its international total with openings in Australia, Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, and other markets left ahead of it.

  • Ponyo on the Cliff reached the century mark in Japan, as it pulled in $5.26 million on 481 screens for a total of $104.59 million. It remained in first place in its native market, and placed seventh internationally, while its per screen average was over $10,000, which is impressive.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars slipped a spot to eighth with $4.99 million on 3791 screens in 31 markets for a total of $15.02 million. The film opened in Japan but only managed sixth place with $1.01 million on 473 screens, which is well below the $5000 per screen average that usually separates the winners from the losers in Japan.
  • Tropic Thunder shot up into the top ten with $4.93 million on 802 screens in 8 markets for a total of $8.84 million. This includes a first place, $2.64 million opening on 269 screens in Australia, which is on par to its opening here, relatively speaking and suggests it can earn $100 million internationally to go with its likely $100 million domestic total.
  • No new openings didn't hurt Kung Fu Panda significantly as it still earned $4.24 million on 3385 screens in 37 markets for a total of $372.86 million internationally. With an opening in Italy this weekend, it could reach $600 million before the end of its run, which is an impressive feat.
  • Get Smart more than doubled its weekend haul, but still failed to reach the top ten with just under $4.00 million on 1,445 screens in 30 markets and now has $90.91 million. Growth mainly came from the U.K. where it earned third place with $2.83 million on 442 screens over the weekend.
  • Wanted slipped a spot to 12th with $3.76 million on 1304 screens in 32 markets for a total of $133.09 million internationally, which is just a hair under what it has made domestically. The film opened in first place in Brazil with $1.1 million on 178 screens while it remained first in Mexico with $1.26 million on 576 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.55 million after two.
  • The Incredible Hulk returned to the charts landing in first place with $3.69 million on 879 screens in 12 markets for a total of $120.79 million. Of this, $2.9 million was earned in China, but exact numbers and ranking were not released.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian fell to 14th with $3.66 million on 2190 screens on 21 markets for a total of $269.06 million. The film remained in first place in Italy with $1.53 million on 601 screens for a total of $6.94 million.
  • Meet Dave opened in Italy earning second place, but only managed $719,000 on 307 screens over the weekend for a total of $844,000. Overall it made $3.22 million on 1403 screens in 25 markets for a total of $27.22 million.
  • Detriot Metal City opened in second place in Japan and 16th place internationally with $3.21 million on 241 screens.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth fell to 17th place with $3.16 million on 499 screens in 19 markets lifting its total to $49.08 million.
  • Taken opened in Mexico earning second place with $1.05 million on 365 screens. It also added $985,000 on 227 screens over the weekend in Australia and now has just a hair under $3.00 million in that market. Overall the film has $40.02 million, including $3.12 million on 1134 screens in 19 markets this weekend.
  • Babylon A.D. started its international run in France, the home of its director, Mathieu Kassovitz. There is placed second with $3.12 million on 530 screens, which it better than it will do domestically, at least once you take into account the relative size of the two markets.
  • Sex and the City returned to the chart in 20th place with $2.99 million on 562 screens in 21 markets for a total of $245.04 million. This includes an opening in Japan, its final market, where it made $2.60 million on 295 screens while landing in third place in the process. At this point $$250 million internationally and $400 million worldwide are practically guaranteed, if it has not already reached those marks. However, that's the last milestone for this film.
  • La Fille de Monaco, a.k.a The Girl From Monaco, opened in its native market of France with $2.41 million on 330 screens.
  • Singh Is Kinng had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top 30 down 62% to $2.22 million on 554 screens in 14 markets for a total of $25.20 million. However, that total it fantastic for an Indian film.
  • Hancock isn't done its international run yet, but this week it fell 45% to $1.99 million on 1615 screens in 49 markets for a total of $343.31 million.
  • Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End opened in Scandinavia with $1.90 million on 275 screens.
  • Mirrors started its international run in 25th place with $1.81 million on 426 screens in 14 markets over the weekend for a total of $2.86 million.
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno nearly fell off the charts down 58% to $1.53 million on 621 screens in 16 markets for a total of $6.44 million. This is not bad for an Indian film, but not great either.
  • Wild Child struggled during its second weekend in the United Kingdom down nearly 50% to $1.37 million on 408 screens, which lifted its total to $6.52 million. This was only enough for 7th place in its home market and 27th internationally.
  • Fly Me to the Moon started its international run in earnest with an opening in Russia where it made $1.26 million on 329 screens, while it has $2.30 million internationally so far.
  • Mark Of An Angel added $1.15 million on 351 screens in 3 markets for a total of $3.53 million.
  • Bangkok Dangerous started its international run a couple week ahead of its domestic release with $1.15 million on 313 screens in Spain, which was enough for fourth in that market and 30th internationally.
Death Race also started its international run this past weekend in a quartet of South Asian markets earning $1.01 million on 183 screens. In Thailand the film earned second place with $310,000 on 43 screens while it placed first in Singapore with $280,000 on 29 screens.


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