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International Top Five - Milestone Weekend for Knight

September 4th, 2008

The Dark Knight fell hard this past weekend, but it still managed a major milestone reaching $400 million internationally while topping $900 million worldwide. The lack of new markets meant its weekend haul was down 43% to $19.46 million on 6124 screens in 62 markets and now has $413.73 million internationally and $916.02 million worldwide. Its best market of the weekend was Germany, where it remained in first place with $4.58 million on 754 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.61 million after two. This is already more than double what the original made in total. Meanwhile the film's best market overall remained the U.K. where it has made $84.08 million, including $1.67 million on 396 screens over this past weekend.

Mamma Mia! rose to second spot with $12.24 million on 6165 screens in 33 markets for a total of $256.68 million internationally and $387.99 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Poland with $1.36 million on 112 screens, which is very impressive for that market. It also added $2.84 million on 504 screens during the weekend in the U.K. with $97.61 million, which puts it about a week away from reaching the century mark.

Kung Fu Panda returned to the top five with $9.15 million on 3401 screens in 38 markets for a total of $384.93 million internationally and $598.53 million worldwide. Summer slowdown ended in Italy this week as the movie opened in first place with $6.54 million on 666 screens, which was seven times more than its nearest competitor. The film has likely already become the 40th film to reach $600 million worldwide, while it should reach $400 million internationally, even if you don't take into account its opening in Greece this weekend.

Hancock quadrupled its numbers landing in fourth place with $8.65 million on 1635 screens in 41 markets for a total of $353.64 million. Almost all of its weekend haul came from Japan where it opened in first place with $7.67 million on 453 screens. Additionally, the film has yet to open in Italy and Greece, and should reach $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide before long.

Like last week, WALL-E rounded out the top five with a nearly identical $8.02 million on 3358 screens in 36 markets and now has $175.69 million after two months of release. What is even more impressive is the releases this week; since the film didn't open in any major markets, its performance is even more amazing. Its biggest market was Singapore where landed in first place with $890,000 on 80 screens, while it also earned top spot in Norway ($616,000 on 96 screens over the weekend and $730,000 in total) and in Denmark ($479,000 on 110 screens over the weekend and $572,000 in total). Next major market for the Pixar creation is Australia in two weeks, while it doesn't end its run till it opens in Japan just before Christmas.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Dark Knight, Hancock, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Mamma Mia!