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International Details - Eye on the Prize

October 5th, 2008

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

Eagle Eye opened in sixth place on the international chart with $4.51 million on 1,124 screens in 13 markets, much of that coming from two markets: Australia and Mexico. In the former it made $1.42 million on 231 screens while in the latter it made just a hair under $900,000 on 350 screens. In both markets the film finished in second place, while it opens in major markets every week until the end of October, while it doesn't end its run until early next year.

  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opened in first place in Italy, which is the film's final opening on the international scene. There it made $3.10 million on 466 screens, which was in line with the previous film's opening there. Overall, the film made $4.47 million on 2,374 screens in 34 markets for a total of $281.77 million internationally and $383.94 million worldwide.
  • Wanted landed in eighth place with $4.03 million on 1,933 screens in 24 markets for a total of $182.66 million. Over in Japan, the film made $2.00 million on 506 screens for a total of $14.53 million after two weeks.
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas opened in first place in Spain with $3.19 million on 260 screens, while it added $729,000 on 178 screens in its native market for a total there of $3.72 million.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in third place in Australia with $1.17 million on 214 screens, which helped the film remain in the top ten internationally. Overall it made $3.81 million on 1,428 screens in 31 markets for a total of $78.68 million.
  • Babylon A.D. remained in eleventh place with $3.65 million on 1,789 screens in 27 markets for a total of $34.71 million. This includes a third place, $1.51 million opening on 304 screens in Spain, which is better than its opening here, if you take into account the relative size of the two markets.
  • Entre Les Murs, a.k.a., Enter the Murs, opened in 12th place internationally with $3.52 million over the weekend on 382 screens in 2 markets. This includes a first place debut in France where it made $3.81 million on 368 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Faubourg 36 debuted in second place in France with $3.74 million on 594 screens, but that was for the full week. Over the weekend it made $3.40 million on 618 screens in 3 markets internationally, which was enough for 13th place overall.
  • Taken climbed into 14th place internationally with $3.20 million on 1,099 screens in 21 markets for a total of $53.67 million. This includes a second place, $2.11 million opening in 396 screens in the U.K.
  • Painted Skin opened in 15th place with $2.73 million on 1,269 screens in 3 markets, much of which came from China.
  • Hancock tumbled nearly 60% and more than 10 places to $2.35 million on 1,266 screens in 17 markets for a total of $391.77 million. It will likely finish with just shy of $400 million internationally, but it will come close.
  • The Dark Knight also tumbled this past weekend with $2.27 million on 1,698 screens in 44 markets for a total of $458.83 million internationally and $983.30 million worldwide.
  • Gitler kaput! fell from fourth to 18th place with $2.23 million on 781 screens in 5 markets for a total of $9.86 million, much of which came from Russia.
  • Burn After Reading added $2.22 million on 503 screens in 4 markets for a total of $6.46 million after two weeks. This includes $1.54 million on 421 screens for $5.45 million in Italy.
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army climbed back into the top 20 with $2.08 million on 1,063 screens in 26 markets for a total of $62.49 million. This includes a fourth place, $1.01 million opening on 355 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $1.15 million there. By the end of October, this movie should hit $150 million worldwide, which is 50% more than the original made worldwide.
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona slipped out of the top 20 with $2.04 million on 339 screens in 2 markets for a total of $6.62 million after just two weeks of release. Of that, $6.51 million has come from Spain, including $1.98 million on 334 screens this past weekend.
  • Iron Man returned to the charts in 22nd place with $1.98 million on 402 screens for a total of $257.09 million. Its entire weekend haul came from its second place opening in Japan.
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan added $1.90 million on 1,531 screens in 37 markets for a total of $93.60 million. This weekend it opens in Italy, and should reach $100 million internationally, assuming it doesn't flop there.
  • Death Race climbed to 24th place with $1.84 million on 740 screens in 11 markets for an early total of $12.74 million. This past weekend it opened in fourth place with in the U.K. with $1.23 million on 371 screens.
  • Step Brothers fell to 25th place with $1.82 million on 720 screens in 19 markets for a total of $18.84 million after a month of release. Most of this came from Australia, where it added $1.14 million on 205 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.91 million after two.
  • Let it Rain fell to 26th place with $1.81 million on 477 screens in 2 markets for a total of $5.89 million. This includes $1.99 million on 466 screens over the past week in France for a total of $5.52 million.
  • Twentieth Century Boys added $1.78 million on 414 screens in 3 markets for a total of $31.71 million. This includes $1.42 million on 310 screens over the weekend in Japan for a total of $30.39 million after a month of release. It also made $498,000 on 32 screens in Hong Kong, but that's over the full week.
  • Paco And The Magical Picture Book slipped to third place in Japan and 28th place internationally at $1.64 million on 292 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.81 million.
  • The Strangers earned $1.59 million on 696 screens in 12 markets for a total of $20.19 million. It's not done yet, but it is close and there's little chance that it will really turn its run around now.
  • Kung Fu Panda rounded out the top 30 with $1.49 million on 1,374 screens in 19 markets for a total of $411.34 million internationally and $626.55 million worldwide.
One last note, Journey To Saturn opened in first place in Denmark with $1.19 million on 77 screens over the weekend with a total of $1.32 million, which was enough for 40th place internationally. To put this into perspective, the entire population of Denmark is 5.48 million, which would make it the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the United States. If you take into account the relative size of the two markets, that's like opening with $73.38 million, which would be an impressive opening.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hancock, Kung Fu Panda, Taken, Wanted, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Eagle Eye, Step Brothers, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Strangers, Death Race, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Babylon A.D., The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash