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International Details - Number One is Number Six

November 3rd, 2008

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

Public Enemy Number One Part 1 opened in first place in France with $5.66 million on 489 screens. Adding in a couple of smaller markets and it pulled in $5.80 million on 527 screens in 3 markets over the weekend, landing in sixth place internationally.

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona slipped a spot to seventh with $4.98 million on 1088 screens in 12 markets for a hair under $30.00 million internationally. In France it made $2.44 million on 442 screens over the weekend for $9.50 million after three. Meanwhile in Italy the film added $1.44 million on 383 screens for a two-week total of $4.31 million. The film opens in Russia at the beginning of next month and Australia at the end, while it doesn't debut at the U.K. box office till February.
  • Tropic Thunder moved in the other direction climbing one spot to eighth with $4.83 million on 3260 screens in 44 markets for a total of $66.22 million. Much of the growth came from Italy where the film made its debut in second place earning $1.62 million on 297 screens. The film is running out of markets left to open in, and it is not likely that it will become a $100 million hit internationally like it did domestically. Not unless it is a massive hit in Japan at the end of the month.
  • WALL-E fell out of the top five, again, down 36% to $4.67 million on 2061 screens in 22 markets for a total of $254.12 million. This includes Italy where the movie remained in first place with $2.30 million on 563 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.48 million after two. The film has already made more than Cars did in total, while it doesn't make its debut in Japan till the beginning of next month.
  • Mamma Mia! fell to tenth place with $4.47 million on 2707 screens in 44 markets for a total of $409.03 million. The film is starting to shed screens and markets, but it isn't done yet, and when it opens in Japan next year, it could reach $600 million worldwide.
  • After two weeks of solid performances, Admiral (Kolchak) plummeted in Russia and elsewhere done to $3.84 million on 1059 screens in 3 markets for a total of $33.16 million.
  • Nights in Rodanthe stay in the top ten was a short one as it fell to 12th place with $3.62 million on 1601 screens in 23 markets for a total of $17.72 million. The film opened well in Spain with $1.16 million on 224 screens earning second place, but it plummeted in Germany down from third to eighth with $915,000 on 383 screens over the weekend while it has made $3.26 million after two.
  • Ghost Town made its international debut in 13th place with $3.20 million on 342 screens, all of which came from the film's fourth place debut in the U.K.
  • Suspect X remained locked in first place in Japan with $3.18 million on 410 screens over the weekend for a total of $32.37 million after four.
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth returned to the charts in 15th place with $2.71 million on 831 screens in 27 markets for a total of $103.77 million. The film opened in its last major market, Japan, earning third place with $1.30 million on 104 screens.
  • Heroes opened in 16th place with $2.41 million on 823 screens in 17 markets, which is about average for an Indian film.
  • My Wife Got Married opened in first place in South Korea and 17th place internationally with $2.31 million on 439 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.79 million in total.
  • Hellboy II - The Golden Army added $2.14 million on 1000 screens in 23 markets for a total of $72.07 million. This includes a fourth place opening in Belgium where it place $165,000 on 30 screens over the weekend and $209,000 in total, which is a prelude to this week's opening in France.
  • Space Chimps climbed back onto the charts in 19th place with $2.13 million on 1068 screens in 11 markets for a total of $21.68 million. The film placed fourth during its debut in France where it made $2.39 million on 572 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Body of Lies opened in third place in South Korea with just $966,000 on 301 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.12 million. Add in holdovers and it made $2.12 million on 703 screens over the weekend for a still early total of $9.08 million.
  • Le Crime Est Notre Affaire fell just 7% in France adding $2.15 million on 360 screens to its total of $4.46 million, but that was for the full week. Over the weekend it made $2.04 million on 364 screens in 2 markets for a total of $5.06 million.
  • The House Bunny fell to 22nd place with $2.00 million on 1357 screens in 32 markets for a total of $16.81 million. The film opened in fourth place in Mexico with $325,000 on 225 screens, while it added $467,000 on 322 screens over the weekend in the U.K. for a total there of $3.85 million.
  • Babylon A.D. returned to the charts in 23rd place with $1.75 million on 667 screens in 16 markets for a total of $45.30 million. This growth was mainly due to its opening in Italy where it opened in fourth place with $1.30 million 254 screens.
  • Wanted added $1.75 million on 993 screens in 14 markets for a total of $205.96 million.
  • Righteous Kill sunk to 25th place with $1.66 million on 814 screens in 15 markets for a total of $29.36 million.
  • Open Season 2 might make the studio regret going direct-to-DVD here, especially if it can do well in more markets. This week it added $1.65 million on 382 screens in 2 markets for a total of $5.49 million internationally, nearly all of which has come from Russia.
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.63 million on 926 screens in 5 markets for a total of $10.82 million, which was only enough for 27th place on the international chart this week.
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex added $1.54 million on 679 screens in 4 markets for a total of $21.93 million. Of that, $18.19 million has come from Germany, including $1.28 million on 594 screens this past weekend.
  • No major openings this week left Death Race in 29th place with $1.47 million on 1107 screens in 26 markets for a total of $25.53 million.
  • Mirrors had the worst week-to-week performance on the international chart this week down 58% and 20 places to $1.46 million on 1091 screens in 24 markets for a total of $33.03 million. This is more than it made domestically, and a respectable total given its reported production budget.

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Filed under: International Box Office, WALL-E, Mamma Mia!, Wanted, Tropic Thunder, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The House Bunny, Nights in Rodanthe, Righteous Kill, Body of Lies, Death Race, Mirrors, Space Chimps, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Babylon A.D., Ghost Town, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Open Season 2