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International Details - Barcelona Strong in France, Italy

October 26th, 2008

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

Vicky Cristina Barcelona remained in sixth place internationally with $6.66 million on 1136 screens in 11 markets for a total of $22.85 million after a month of release. This includes France, where the film remained in first place with $3.15 million on 443 screens for the week and $7.68 million after two. Meanwhile, it opened in Italy with $2.16 million on 378 screens, which was enough for second place in that market.

  • Mamma Mia! slipped out of the top five with $6.60 million on 3258 screens in 49 markets, however, it was still able to reach a major, major milestone with $400.80 million internationally. Its best market of the weekend was Italy where it added $1.49 million on 352 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.91 million after three. Meanwhile, its best market overall remains the U.K. where it has earned $112.52 million after roughly three months of release, including $747,000 on 359 screens this past weekend.
  • Nights in Rodanthe shot into the top ten earning $4.08 million on 1665 screens in 20 markets for a still early total of $12.46 million. Most of the growth came from Germany where opened in third place with $1.94 million on 382 screens over the weekend, while it was not as strong in Russia placing sixth $370,000 on 204 screens.
  • Tropic Thunder saw growth this weekend climbing 16% to $4.07 million on 1681 screens in 40 markets for a total of $60.37 million internationally. This includes France where the film opened with just a hair under $2.00 million on 297 screens, which was enough for fourth place in that market.
  • Mirrors also climbed into the top ten with $3.44 million on 1508 screens in 22 markets for a total of $31.03 million. The film was aided by a first place, $308,000 opening on 31 screens in Hong Kong, while it added $1.02 million on 340 screens in the U.K. for a total of $3.35 million after two weeks there.
  • The House Bunny went the other way slipping from tenth to eleventh place with $3.13 million on 1378 screens in 29 markets for a still early total of $13.67 million. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it remained strong in the U.K. down just 26% to $1.16 million on 342 screens for a total of $3.44 million.
  • Suspect X remained in first place in Japan but fell to 12th place internationally with $3.08 million on 410 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.87 million after three.
  • Righteous Kill fell to 13th place with $2.99 million on 1177 screens in 18 markets for a total of $27.16 million. This fall internationally is mirrored by its decline in France where it was down 46% during its second week of release with $1.37 million on 397 screens raising its total to $3.93 million.
  • Hellboy II - The Golden Army returned to the charts in 14th place with $2.98 million on 1030 screens in 24 markets for a total of $68.92 million. The film opened in first place in Germany with $2.15 million on 494 screens while it also topped the charts in neighboring Austria with $389,000 on 82 screens over the weekend and a total of $424,000. The film opens in France at the end of this month and Japan at the beginning of next year, and should have no trouble matching its domestic box office on the international scene shortly.
  • Open Season 2, which is going direct-to-DVD here, opened in a couple international markets scoring $2.85 million on 379 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.08 million. Of that, $2.84 million was earned on 360 screens in Russia, which was enough for second place in that market.
  • Painted Skin had the worst week-to-week performance in the top 30 this past weekend down more than 10 places and 50% in terms of box office dollars. Over the weekend it did add $2.83 million on 823 screens in 4 markets for a total of $33.59 million, which likely means it has already shown a profit, so there's little reason for anyone to complain about its sharp declines.
  • Wanted also fell sharply down 48% to $2.57 million on 1185 screens in 16 markets for a total of $200.84 million, making it the 12th film of the year to reach $200 million internationally.
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People returned to the charts after a one-week absence earning $2.52 million on 983 screens in 4 markets for a total of $8.51 million. Most of the growth came from Russia where it placed third in its debut with $1.41 million on 330 screens, while it stumbled in its debut in South Korea landing in sixth place with $251,000 on 239 screens over the weekend and $310,000 in total.
  • There were two French film in the top 20 this week with Le Crime Est Notre Affaire, a.k.a. The Crime Is Nacho Affair, opening in 19th place with $2.44 million on 334 screens in 2 markets. In its native market the film landed in second place with $2.52 million on 330 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Coluche, L'histoire D'un Mec, a.k.a. Coluche, The History of a Mec, opened in third place in France with $2.35 million on 481 screens for the full week. Over the weekend it made $2.43 million on 509 screens in 3 markets.
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex remains a powerhouse in Germany, where it remained in second place with $2.10 million on 594 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.33 million. Adding in smaller markets and it made $2.27 million on 688 screens in 4 markets for a total of $19.15 million.
  • Death Race climbed into 22nd place with $2.13 million on 997 screens in 23 markets for a total of $23.43 million. This includes a fifth place opening in South Korea, but it only made $332,000 on 179 screens over the weekend and $382,000 in total. Meanwhile it faired little better in France with $767,000 on 148 screens, but that was only enough for 10th place for the week.
  • Butterfly Lovers opened in a handful of Asian markets earning 23rd place with $2.09 million on 866 screens in 5 markets over the weekend for a total of $2.63 million.
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua fell ten spots to 24th place with $1.98 million on 958 screens in 9 markets for a still early total of $14.29 million. No major openings hurt the movie at the box office, but it still managed to add $1.08 million on 558 screens over the weekend in Mexico for a total of $6.03 million.
  • Disaster Movie has officially made more internationally than it made domestically, which means when they make another, we can officially blame the rest of the world for how bad that movie is. As for this movie, it earned $1.98 million on 880 screens in 14 markets for a total of $15.63 million, which is more than it made domestically, but still quite terrible.
  • Body of Lies plummeted to 26th place with $1.88 million on 604 screens in 8 markets for a total of $6.36 million.
  • Igor started its international run in 27th place with $1.85 million on 471 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for a total of $2.30 million. The vast majority of this came from the U.K. where the movie opened in third place with $1.71 million on 418 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.94 million.
  • Entre Les Murs, a.k.a., The Class, added $1.79 million on 662 screens in 4 markets for a total of $12.91 million after four weeks of release. Of that, $1.37 million was earned in 515 screens in France over the week, lifting its total there to $9.69 million after four.
  • Krabat fell to fifth place in Germany and 29th place internationally with $1.77 million on 369 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.65 million after two.
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas rounded out the top 30 with $1.69 million on 443 screens in 2 markets for a total of $17.54 million. This includes $10.36 million earned in four weeks in Spain, including $1.26 million on 261 screens this past weekend.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Mamma Mia!, Wanted, Tropic Thunder, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The House Bunny, Nights in Rodanthe, Righteous Kill, Body of Lies, Death Race, Mirrors, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Igor, Disaster Movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Open Season 2