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International Details - Mummy Still Rules

September 28th, 2008

The top five on the international scene was published on Wednesday and can be found here.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million.

  • The Dark Knight fell out of the top five with $4.20 million on 2977 screens in 51 markets for a total of $454.98 million internationally and $976.87 million worldwide, which is fourth place all-time. The only real question now is whether or not it can hold on for $1 billion.
  • Wanted also tumbled this past weekend down more than 50% to $3.98 million on 1659 screens in 28 markets for a total of $164.68 million, which was just enough for $300 million worldwide. However, this likely does not include the film's opening in Japan, where it finished in first place with $7.7 million over its opening week.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth added $3.74 million on 1537 screens in 29 markets for a total of $73.53 million.
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped to tenth place with $3.64 million on 1953 screens in 38 markets for a total of $90.53 million. No major openings didn't hurt the film too much, and after it debuts in Italy next week, it should reach $100 million internationally, matching its domestic total.
  • Babylon A.D. continues to perform better internationally compared to its domestic run, however, that is not a particularly high level to reach. Overall it made $3.29 million on 1789 screens in 25 markets for a total of $29.67 million.
  • Let it Rain opened in 12th place with $3.26 million on 453 screens in 2 markets. This includes a first place opening in France, where it made $3.58 million on 322 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona started its international run in 13th place with $3.15 million on 326 screens, all of which came from the film's first place opening in Spain.
  • Burn After Reading opened one place back with $3.08 million on 401 screens, all of which came from Italy, where it opened in second place.
  • Step Brothers climbed into 15th place with $2.94 million on 734 screens in 14 markets for a total of $15.60 million. This includes Australia where it opened in second place with $1.95 million on 205 screens. It also crossed $10 million in the U.K. where it now has $10.77 million, including $575,000 on 306 screens this past weekend.
  • The Strangers returned to the charts with $2.79 million on 843 screens in 12 markets for a total of $17.53 million. The film opened in Spain and Mexico and it finished second in the former with $1.52 million on 232 screens and third in the latter with $609,000 on 200.
  • Kung Fu Panda fell ten spots to 17th with $2.75 million on 1976 screens in 24 markets for a total of $408.60 million.
  • Mirrors climbed into the top 20 with $2.53 million on 610 screens in 12 markets for a total of $11.68 million. However, while there was growth, the film struggled in its opening in South Korea where it placed fourth with $670,000 on 248 screens over the weekend and $781,000 in total.
  • The Divine Weapon remained in first place in South Korea but fell to 19th place internationally with $2.48 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.29 million after four.
  • Paco And The Magical Picture Book added $2.30 million on 292 screens to its running tally of $8.49 million, all of which came from Japan.
  • Fellow Japanese film, Twentieth Century Boys, was right behind with $2.27 million on 483 screens over the weekend for a total of $25.59 million after four.
  • Righteous Kill opened in 22nd spot with $1.83 million on 433 screens in 6 markets over the weekend, for an early total of $2.80 million.
  • Departures added $18.3 million on 220 screens during its second weekend in Japan, lifting its total to $7.89 million.
  • Bangkok Dangerous fell to 24th place with $1.72 million on 1026 screens in 19 markets for a total of $17.94 million. This is more than the film has made domestically so far, and it is likely more than it will make in total domestically, but it is a mere fraction of what it needs to make internationally if the studio hopes to recoup its loses.
  • No new major openings for the second weekend in a row hurt Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, as it fell ten posts to 25th with $1.56 million on 1374 screens in 28 markets for a total of $59.78 million. However, it's lull in openings ends this weekend when it opens in South Korea. Additionally, it opens in Germany and France next month, while it doesn't close out its international run till next year when it opens in Japan.
  • Taken returned to the charts, again, this time landing in 26th place with $1.54 million on 873 screens in 17 markets for a total of $49.78 million. Next week it should perform even better as it opens in the U.K., while its North American release has been pushed back till January.
  • Ponyo on the Cliff added $1.50 million on 417 screens over the weekend in Japan and now has $134.60 million in total.
  • Death Race had the worst week-to-week performance in the top 30 down 60% and 15 place to 28th with $1.46 million on 569 screens in 11 markets for a total of $10.40 million.
  • Rough Cut remained in third place in South Korea with $1.46 million on 366 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.24 million.
  • Get Smart fell to 30th place with $1.45 million on 1053 screens in 29 markets for a total of $94.68 million.
Additionally, My Best Friend's Girl started its international run with $1.39 million on 267 screens in 4 markets, mostly from Russia. Meanwhile, Tinker Bell opened in second place in Mexico with $835,000 on 200 screens, while overall it made $1.09 million on 258 screens in 3 markets over the weekend for a total of $1.37 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Dark Knight, Kung Fu Panda, Taken, Wanted, Get Smart, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Step Brothers, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Strangers, Righteous Kill, Death Race, Mirrors, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Babylon A.D., My Best Friend's Girl, Bangkok Dangerous, Gake no ue no Ponyo, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Tinker Bell