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International Top Five - Eagle Flies to the Top

October 23rd, 2008

Eagle Eye reached the top spot on the international charts this weekend with $11.48 million on 3,546 screens in 45 markets for a total of $44.81 million. This film opened in the two biggest international markets and scored second place in the both the U.K. with $1.92 million on 362 screens and in Japan with $2.44 million on 306. Meanwhile, it remained in first place in South Korea with $2.14 million on 441 screens over the weekend and $6.49 million after two.

Burn After Reading also saw growth this past weekend, rising to second place with $10.35 million on 1,824 screens in 22 markets for a total of $36.27 million. The film opened in first place in the U.K. with $3.57 million on 396 screens while it earned $1.32 million on 215 screens during its opening in Australia, where it also captured first place. Meanwhile, the film remained in first place in Spain with $1.69 million on 318 screens for a two-week total of $5.04 million.

Admiral (Koltchak) held on better than expected in Russia and the Ukraine, earning $8.90 million on 1,228 screens in those two markets for a total of $26.64 million after just two weeks. This is more than its reported $20 million production budget, but it still has to deal with P&A budgets, as well as the exhibitioner's share before it will show a profit. But at this pace, that will be a mere formality.

WALL-E climbed right back into the top five with $7.35 million on 2,937 screens in 27 markets for a total of $247.26 million after roughly 4 months in release. This growth came from Italy where it debuted in first spot with $3.54 million on 592 screens, which was slightly ahead of Cars but well behind Ratatouille. Quite frankly, I was expecting more from the film in this market. WALL-E could still reach $500 million worldwide after it opens in Japan at the beginning of December.

Max Payne made its international debut in fifth place with $6.91 million on 1,389 screens in 32 mostly small markets. It did earn $1.15 million on 301 screens during its fourth place opening in Spain, while it managed second place in Australia with a more subdued $820,000 on 194 screens. On the other hand, the video game adaptation did well in a number of South East Asian markets including Singapore ($425,000 on 38 screens); Thailand ($340,000 on 110); the Philippines ($321,000 on 94); and Malaysia ($297,000 on 52). It managed first place in all four markets.

Look for the rest of the international charts on Sunday.

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Filed under: International Box Office, WALL-E, Eagle Eye, Max Payne, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash