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International Details - United Germany Lifts Teutonic Offering

October 12th, 2008

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

German Unification Day helped The Baader Meinhof Complex grow by 10% as it remained in second place in Germany with $4.82 million on 594 screens for a total of $10.99 million after two weeks. Adding in two smaller markets and the film made $5.35 million on 660 screens in 3 markets for a total of $12.06 million.

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua made its international debut in seventh place with $5.31 million on 835 screens in 5 markets. This includes $2.48 million on 273 screens in Australia and $2.04 million on 450 screens in Mexico. The film's next major market is Russia at the end of the month, however, it has major openings through next spring.
  • Suspect X opened in first place in Japan and eighth place internationally with $5.23 million on 410 screens in its native market.
  • Tropic Thunder was right behind with a nearly identical weekend result of $5.23 million, however, it earned that on 1936 screens in 31 markets while its total is now $49.30 million. The film had no new openings this past weekend, but it has debuts in France, Italy, and Japan still ahead.
  • Journey To The Centre of the Earth remained in 10th place with $4.94 million on 1502 screens in 32 markets for a total of $88.11 million. This includes Australia where it grew to $1.13 million on 214 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.16 million after two. With Japan still ahead, it should have no trouble reaching $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide, which should be more than enough to keep the studio happy.
  • Mirrors returned to the charts in 11th place with $4.74 million on 1536 screens in 20 markets for a total of $18.96 million. Much of this came from its second place opening in Mexico where it managed $1.05 million on 442 screens and its third place in Spain with $1.59 million on 298 screens. On the other hand, it barely managed 10th place during its opening in Italy with $301,000 on 178 screens.
  • Righteous Kill opened in second place in Spain with $1.60 million on 315 screens, but that was not enough to keep it in the top ten. In fact, it fell from 4th to 12th with $4.47 million on 1324 screens in 15 markets for a total of $15.87 million in total.
  • Kidnap opened in India and several other markets scoring $4.33 million on 871 screens in 81 markets, which was enough for 13th place overall.
  • Death Race shot up ten places to 14th with $4.28 million on 959 screens in 19 markets for an international total of $17.99 million. The film opened in fourth place in Spain with $1.17 million on 250 screens, while it added $788,000 on 360 screens in the U.K. for a total of $2.71 million after two weeks.
  • Babylon A.D. added $4.16 million on 1799 screens in 33 markets for a total of $39.94 million. This includes $979,000 on 162 screens in South Korea and $532,000 on 144 screens in Australia.
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas added $3.23 million on 435 screens in 2 markets for a total of $11.59 million. This includes Spain, where it remained in first place with $2.31 million on 260 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.14 million. The film has made more in Spain in two weeks than it has in its native market in three. Speaking of the U.K., it earned $787,000 on 175 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.91 million, which is still a good showing in that market.
  • Entre Les Murs, a.k.a., The Class, added $3.12 million on 549 screens in 2 markets over for a total of $7.55 million. This includes France, where it remained in first place with $2.90 million on 507 screens for a two-week total of $6.51 million.
  • Taken added $3.02 million on 917 screens in 21 markets for a total of $58.87 million. Of this weekend haul, $1.93 million came from 398 screens in the U.K., where it has $5.46 million after two weeks of release.
  • Go Fast opened in third place in France with $2.76 million on 286 screens, while it placed 19th internationally with $2.98 million on 305 screens in 3 markets.
  • Drona opened in 20th place internationally with $2.77 million on 936 screens in 17 markets. It bombed in India and most other markets it opened in.
  • Faubourg 36 slipped to third place in France with $2.51 million on 594 screens for a total of $6.06 million. Internationally it fell to 21st place with $2.60 million on 618 screens in 3 markets for a total of $6.93 million.
  • Wanted plummeted to 22nd place with $2.48 million on 1487 screens in 22 markets for a total of $188.52 million. The film added $1.31 million on 427 screens over the weekend in Japan for a total of $18.54 million, while it has yet to open in China and could cross $200 million internationally when it does.
  • You Don't Mess With The Zohan remained in 23rd place with $2.45 million on 1250 screens in 33 markets for a total of $97.20 million. It saw growth thanks to its third place, $1.31 million opening on 221 screens in Italy, which is more than enough to ensure the film will cross $100 million internationally, and shortly after that it will surpass Click as Adam Sandler's biggest international hit.
  • Disaster Movie returned to the charts on 24th place with $2.40 million on 978 screens in 12 markets for a total of $9.15 million. This includes an opening in Australia, where it missed the top ten with $326,000 on 147 screens. Given its box office results so far, one has to think the Movie line of spoofs is nearing its end. However, they are so cheap to make, that this one will likely still show a profit eventually.
  • Connected opened in 25th place with $2.36 million on 855 screens in 5 markets over the weekend and $5.12 million in total.
  • Cliente opened in fourth place in France and 26th place internationally with $2.27 million on 373 screens in 2 markets, almost all of that coming from its native market.
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top 30 down 50% and 20 places. It landed in 27th spot with $2.25 million on 918 screens in 30 markets for a total of $285.99 million internationally and $388.17 million worldwide. The film has no new markets left to open in, and will likely end shy of $400 million worldwide. However, the studio should still be relatively happy with the film's performance at the box office.
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People started its international run in 28th place with $2.21 million on 509 screens in 2 markets, $2.03 million of which was earned on 451 screens in the U.K..
  • Modern Boy opened in 29th place with $1.97 million on 380 screens in South Korea.
  • Nights in Rodanthe reached the top 30 for the first time in its run with $1.78 million on 763 screens in 8 markets for a total of $3.78 million. In Mexico it placed a respectable fourth place, but earned just $478,000 on 236 screens.
The Dark Knight slipped out of the top 30 with $1.49 million on 1081 screens in 44 markets for a total of $461.44 million internationally and $987.27 million worldwide. It is still behind Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull's international total of $466.90 million, but it has an outside chance of catching up.

One last note, The House Bunny is on the opposite end of its international box office run. This week it opened in fourth place in Russia with $584,000 on 162 screens, while it added $367,000 on 147 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $1.19 million after two weeks there. Overall it made $1.44 million on 446 screens in 7 markets for a total of $2.82 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Taken, Wanted, Tropic Thunder, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Journey to the Center of the Earth, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The House Bunny, Nights in Rodanthe, Righteous Kill, Death Race, Mirrors, Babylon A.D., Disaster Movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People