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International Details - Wanted Still in Demand

September 14th, 2008

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October.

  • Babylon A.D. nearly doubled its market count this past weekend while it climbed into seventh place with $5.14 million on 2004 screens in 19 markets for a still early international total of $18.37 million. Most of these were smaller markets, but it did finish in second place in Mexico with $924,000 on 315 screens while it had to settle for sixth place in Sweden with $13,000 on 21 screens. Its best market overall was France where it added $1.03 million on 471 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.24 million after three, while it collapsed in the U.K. down 70% to just $285,000 on 276 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.80 million after two.
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped a couple spots to eighth, but still added $5.11 million on 2167 screens in 32 markets for a total of $78.39 million. This includes another record for an Adam Sandler film as it opened in first place in Greece with $570,000 on 60 screens. The film has yet to open in Italy, and other markets, and it could reach $100 million in total, which would make it only the second Adam Sandler film to do so, after Click.
  • Bangkok Dangerous exploded into the top ten with $4.77 million on 1442 screens in 10 markets for a total of $9.62 million after three weeks of release. This includes a first place opening in Russia where it made $2.05 million on 428 screens. On the other hand, the film placed tenth in its debut in the U.K. with a mere $543,000 on 281 screens.
  • Despite no major openings, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army remained in the top ten with $4.74 million on 1741 screens in 25 markets for a total of $51.91 million. This includes $1.10 million on 365 screens during its second weekend in Spain for a total of $4.99 million. It also made $897,000 on 388 screens in the U.K. for a total of $10.02 million. The film is on pace to top its domestic total and should finish with more than $150 million worldwide, which is more than enough to make the studio happy.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth expanded into Spain earning $2.38 million on 295 screens, which was enough for second place in the market. This helped it climb into 11th place internationally with $4.12 million on 1433 screens in 20 markets for a total of $58.82 million with debuts in Russia, Australia, and Japan ahead of it.
  • Hancock plummeted this past weekend falling from 4th place to 12th with $4.04 million on 1084 screens in 29 markets for a total of $362.43 million. This is mirrored in its performance in Japan where it fell 54%, which is an extremely high decline for that market. It still added $3.54 million on 453 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.86 million after two.
  • Twentieth Century Boys climbed to first place in Japan while it fell to 13th place internationally with $4.01 million on 310 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.33 million.
  • The Divine Weapon climbed into first place in South Korea and 14th place internationally with $3.84 million on 665 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.07 million after two.
  • Ponyo on the Cliff remained in third place in Japan with $3.48 million on 481 screens over the weekend for a total of $123.82 million so far.
  • The first new release to chart this week was RocknRolla, which placed 16th with $2.86 million on 362 screens, all of which came from its first place opening in the U.K.
  • Likewise, Che, as it is known internationally, opened in first place in Spain with $2.64 million on 336 screens, which was enough for 17th place internationally.
  • The third new release in a row was The Duchess, which earned $2.48 million on 426 screens. This was enough for third place in the U.K. and 18th place internationally.
  • Step Brothers landed in 19th place with $2.46 million on 551 screens in 5 markets for a total of $8.42 million. This includes a seventh place $336,000 opening on 152 screens in Russia and a $1.95 million on 361 screens over the weekend in the U.K. for a total of $7.07 million in total.
  • Tropic Thunder nearly fell out of the top twenty with $2.43 million on 845 screens in 15 markets for a total of $17.90 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, but its biggest haul came in Australia where it remained in first place with $979,000 on 266 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.34 million after three.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars fell from 12th place to 21st place with $2.41 million on 3128 screens in 35 markets for a total of $26.94 million. This includes a fifth place opening in South Korea, but it only made $290,000 on 260 screens over the weekend and $315,000 in total there. Additionally, it fell out of the top ten in France after just its second week there earning $599,000 on 487 screens for a total of $2.16 million.
  • Nim's Island returned to the chart in 22nd place with $2.13 million on 777 screens in 8 markets for a total of $43.58 million. This includes a third place opening in Spain where the film made $1.14 million on 272 screens, while it only managed sixth in Japan with $787,000 on 214 screens.
  • Get Smart fell to 23rd with $1.90 million on 1036 screens in 31 markets for a total of $88.55 million internationally The film opened in first place in Belgium with $231,000 on 50 screens over the weekend and $352,000 in total. This bodes well for its opening in France, which happens this week, while it closes out its international run in Japan in October.
  • The first of the localized High School Musical spin-offs, El Desafio, opened in Mexico over the weekend. There is placed first with $1.85 million on 361 screens, which was double its nearest competition and enough for 24th place internationally.
  • Disaster Movie started its international run in 25th place with $1.71 million on 354 screens in 3 markets, including $1.63 million on 351 screens in the U.K. where it placed fifth.
  • Detriot Metal City remained in fourth place in Japan with $1.69 million on 241 screens while it now has $13.32 million after three weeks of release.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian remained in the top 30 with $1.63 million on 1261 screens in 16 markets for a total of $275.57 million internationally and $417.17 million worldwide. This is not that much more than half of what the original made worldwide, which puts the future of the franchise in doubt.
  • Comme les Autres opened in second place in France and 28th place internationally with $1.63 million on 251 screens over the weekend.
  • The Strangers plummeted more than 10 spots falling to 29th place with $1.62 million on 451 screens in 9 markets for a total of $11.97 million. The film held on reasonably well in the U.K. down just 40% during its second weekend of release. It pulled in $1.32 million on 278 screens there for a total of $5.03 million.
  • Rounding out the top 30 was Taken with $1.54 million on 768 screens in 7 markets for a total of $46.51 million. It opened in a few smaller markets, for instance it debuted in top spot in New Zealand with $176,000 on 34 screens; however, its biggest market of the weekend was Mexico where it added $611,000 on 332 screens to its total of $3.65 million after three weeks of release.
One last note, War, Inc. opening in Russia with $275,000 on 150 screens, which was enough for 8th place in that market. This puts it on pace to earn more in that one market than it earned domestically, however, it played in limited release here, so that it not as shocking as it sounds.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Hancock, Taken, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Wanted, Get Smart, Tropic Thunder, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Step Brothers, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Strangers, Nim's Island, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Babylon A.D., Bangkok Dangerous, Gake no ue no Ponyo, Disaster Movie, The Duchess, RocknRolla, War, Inc.