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International Details - Journey on the International Box Office

September 21st, 2008

Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in first place in Australia by a huge margin with $2.87 million on 362 screens, more than four times its nearest competitor. Overall the film made $6.41 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $57.65 million, with a few smaller openings from now till its debut in Japan at the end of October.

  • Kung Fu Panda fell out of the top five, but climbed over $400 million internationally with $4.73 million on 2229 screens in 29 markets for a total of $404.82 million. Its biggest market was Italy where it was pushed into second place by Hancock, but it still managed $2.96 million on 553 screens over the weekend for a total of just under $20.00 million after three weeks of release.
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan remained in eighth place with $4.64 million on 2029 screens in 36 markets for a total of $85.21 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets this past weekend, including Poland where it made $459,000 on 60 screens, finishing in second place in the process. It has yet to open in Italy, as well as a few smaller markets, and when it does it should be enough to lift the film over the $100 million mark before it ends its international run.
  • Babylon A.D. slipped to ninth place with $4.56 million on 2013 screens in 22 markets for a total of $24.55 million internationally, which is very likely more than it will make domestically. The film did relatively well in Germany placing third during its opening with $1.52 million on 459 screens. It held on better than expected in Mexico down 45% to $495,000 on 299 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.77 million after two.
  • No new openings hurt WALL-E this past week, but it still clung to the final spot in the top ten with $4.22 million on 2491 screens in 32 markets for a total of $190.54 million.
  • Bangkok Dangerous opened in South Korea but still fell 2 places and 20% to $3.79 million on 1634 screens in 16 markets for a total of $14.61 million. In South Korea it only managed fifth place with $482,000 on 233 screens over the weekend for a total of $579,000 overall.
  • Twentieth Century Boys remained in first place in Japan and climbed to 12th place internationally with $3.69 million on 521 screens over the weekend for a total of $21.49 million after three.
  • Death Race returned to the charts with $3.69 million on 614 screens in 9 markets for an early total of $7.66 million. More than $3 million of that was earned on 381 screens in Russia, where it opened in first place.
  • The Divine Weapon remained in first place in South Korea and 14th place internationally with $3.62 million on 494 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.98 million after three. This film is showing legs few films do in its native market, which bodes well for the future.
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army had no major openings again this week, but it still managed to add $3.16 million on 1636 screens in 29 markets for a total of $57.09 million. The next major market for the film is South Korea, where it opens this coming weekend.
  • Paco And The Magical Picture Book opened in second place in Japan and 16th place overall with $2.83 million on 292 screens over the weekend.
  • Get Smart climbed into 17th place with $2.71 million on 1241 screens in 29 markets for a total of $92.26 million. It opened in third place in France this past weekend with $1.87 million on 448 screens, which is on par with expectations, more or less. It closes out its international run in Japan next month, and should reach $100 million after it does.
  • Pineapple Express returned to the charts in 18th place with $2.53 million on 449 screens in 6 markets for a very early total of $6.12 million. Of this total, $2.47 million came from 389 screens in the U.K., where it placed first. It's next major challenge comes when it opens in Germany mid-October.
  • Ponyo on the Cliff remained in third place in Japan for the third weekend in a row, as it added $2.46 million on 481 screens over the weekend for a total of $131.67 million after two months of release.
  • Departures opened in fifth place in Japan and 20th place internationally with $2.19 million on 220 screens.
  • Meanwhile, fellow Japanese film, Superior Ultraman: 8 Brothers, was one place behind it with $2.12 million on 179 screens.
  • Mirrors returned to the charts in 22nd place with $1.97 million on 460 screens in 9 markets for a very early total of $8.49 million. This was due to a second place opening in France where it made $2.29 million on 246 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Step Brothers opened Germany last weekend, but it bombed finishing in 10th place with $280,000 on 100 screens. Overall it made $1.86 million on 674 screens in 12 markets for a total of $11.82 million, of which $1.13 million came from 344 screens in the U.K., where it has made $9.44 million in total.
  • Che slipped a spot to second place in Spain with $1.76 million on 338 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.95 million in total.
  • The Women opened in 25th place with $1.74 million on 423 screens in 2 markets, of which $1.56 million came from 369 screens in the U.K.
  • The Flood opened in its native U.K. on TV, it debut on DVD here, but it opened in theaters in China with $1.74 million on 755 screens, which was enough for 26th place on the international charts.
  • Rough Cut opened in South Korea with $1.67 million on 403 screens over the weekend and $2.01 million in total. This was enough for third in the market and 27th internationally.
  • RocknRolla fell to third place in the U.K. and 28th place internationally with $1.65 million on 362 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.10 million after two.
  • Tropic Thunder nearly fell out of the top thirty with $1.64 million on 758 screens in 16 markets for a total of $20.40 million. It should jump up the charts this weekend when it opens in the U.K. and Germany, while it has plenty of major openings from now till November.
  • Arrancáme La Vida opened in first place in Mexico with $1.64 million on 520 screens, which was enough for 30th place internationally.
Speaking of Mexico, High School Musical: El Desafio fell 57% to $776,000 on 400 screens in that market for a total of $3.07 million. This is very likely going to be the pattern for High School Musical 3: Senior Year in the States. Big opening, fast decline.


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Filed under: International Box Office, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Get Smart, Tropic Thunder, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Step Brothers, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, The Pineapple Express, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Mirrors, The Women, Babylon A.D., Bangkok Dangerous, Gake no ue no Ponyo, RocknRolla, High School Musical: El Desafio