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International Details - Bolt Best of the Rest

December 21st, 2008

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

No new openings left Bolt out of the top five with $4.94 million on 1916 screens in 11 markets for a total of $28.69 million. Its best market was Russia where it slipped to second place with $1.20 million on 570 screens for a three-week total of $10.73 million, while it added $1.06 million on 412 screens over the weekend in Spain for a total of $3.96 million after two. The film has yet to open in most major markets, and won't until the new year, but when it is done it should surpass its domestic total while aiming for $250 million worldwide.

  • A strong hold in Japan helped WALL-E remain in seventh place with $4.57 million on 738 screens in 12 markets for a total of $277.64 million internationally and $501.39 million worldwide. This is the fifth Pixar film to reach $500 million worldwide, and since it was down just 9% during its second weekend in Japan, one has to this it isn't done yet. No, I don't think it will reach $600 million worldwide, but with $4.49 million on 459 screens over the weekend and $12.65 million after two, the film could have enough in its tank to reach $300 million internationally while climbing a few more spots on the all-time charts.
  • Burn After Reading opened in third place in France with $2.93 million on 475 screens, while also capturing bronze in neighboring Belgium with $297,000 on 32 screens over the weekend and $389,000 in total. Overall it rose into eighth place with $4.44 million on 1049 screens in 25 markets for a total of $79.58 million.
  • Four Christmas climbed into the top ten with $4.05 million on 1136 screens in 17 markets for a total of $15.94 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, but most of its box office came from holdovers like the U.K. where it made $1.73 million on 419 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.18 million after three. The film has almost no hope of matching its domestic total, but it could come close enough to show a profit during its initial push into the home market.
  • Forever Enthralled landed in tenth place as the Chinese film added $4.02 million on 1171 screens in 2 markets for a total of $12.13 million.
  • Australia openedin third place in South Korea with $1.65 million on 509 screens over the weekend and $2.11 million in total. It also added $1.89 million on 584 screens over the weekend in its native market for a total of $13.05 million after three. Overall it made $3.87 million on 1048 screens in 5 markets for a total of $15.07 million.
  • A.R.O.G. remained in first place in its native Turkey with $3.05 million on 600 screens for a total of $14.10 million. Overall it made $3.48 million on 535 screens in 6 markets for a total $15.68 million.
  • Inkheart opened in Germany and the U.K., and two other smaller markets, with a total of $3.09 million on 992 screens. It the former it finished third with $1.95 million on 497 screens, while in the latter it placed fourth with $1.07 million on 410 screens. It is hard to be too impressed by these results, but one shouldn't be too upset either. I expect it to be a midlevel hit when it opens here in January.
  • Overspeed Scandal remained in first place in South Korea while climbing to 14th place internationally with $3.04 million on 390 screens over the weekend and $7.73 million in total. South Korea is not a market that is known for long legs, so that makes this growth is even more impressive.
  • Transporter 3 fell from fifth to 15th with $3.03 million on 1519 screens in 10 markets for a total of $24.44 million. Its best market remained France where it added $1.07 million on 515 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.11 million after three..
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year held on little better with $2.76 million on 2103 screens in 32 markets for a total of $145.18 million. It added $1.14 million on 373 screens in Australia for a two-week total there of $4.55 million, while it managed $961,000 on 114 screens in the Netherlands, including midweek numbers.
  • Body Of Lies fell nearly 50% to $2.68 million on 2183 screens in 51 markets for a total of $60.45 million. This is well above its domestic run, but still well below expectations.
  • Tal Der Wolfe: Muro added $2.59 million on 342 screens in 5 markets for a total of $9.64 million. This includes $1.98 million on 339 screens in Turkey, where the movie has made $7.92 million in total.
  • All About Women opened in 19th place internationally with $2.27 million on 1156 screens in 3 markets, including $1.90 million in China, where it placed third.
  • Ip Man opened in second place in China and 20th place overall with $2.20 million on 1275 screens over the weekend for a total o $2.92 million.
  • Changeling fell out of the top twenty with $1.98 million on 983 screens in 9 markets for a total of $22.54 million.
  • Agethe Clery added $1.88 million on 515 screens in 3 markets for a total of $6.19 million, nearly all of which was earned in France.
  • 252: Signal of Life remained in second place in Japan with $1.86 million on 341 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.29 million after two.
  • Bleach: Fade To Black was right behind with $1.68 million on 239 screens, which was enough for third place in Japan and 24th place internationally.
  • The Women returned to the international top 30 with $1.66 million on 876 screens in 14 markets for a total of $18.92 million. Of that weekend total, $1.00 million was earned in 354 screens in Germany, which was enough for a fourth place opening in that market.
  • Major: The Pitch of Friendship was the third Japanese film to chart this week with $1.65 million on 311 screens. That was enough for fourth in its native market and 26th internationally.
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened in the Netherlands since last week earning $250,000 over the weekend and $352,000 including midweek numbers. On the one hand, that was barely enough for tenth place. On the other hand, it was only playing on 25 screens, giving it a very solid per screen average. Overall it made $1.54 million on 713 screens in 21 markets over the weekend for a running tally of $50.18 million.
  • Red Cliff slipped to fifth place in Japan and 29th place internationally with $1.49 million on 533 screens over the weekend for a total of $117.65 million.
  • Saw V had the worst week-to-week performance in the top 30 down 56% and 17 places to 30th place with $1.26 million on 967 screens in 24 markets for a total of $46.85 million. The film still has a few significant markets left to open in, and even if it didn't earn another penny, it has still made more than enough to show a profit and ensure there will be another installment of this franchise that will be made.
One final note, Mamma Mia!'s running tally in the U.K. reached a reported $107.7 million, which puts it just ahead of the $107.5 million Titanic earned in that market.


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Filed under: International Box Office, WALL-E, Mamma Mia!, Four Christmases, Bolt, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Saw V, Australia, Body of Lies, Changeling, Transporter 3, The Women, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Inkheart, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Red Cliff