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International Details - International Holiday

January 21st, 2007

The Holiday slipped out of the top five this week, but still has plenty of reason to celebrate as the film hit $100 million on the international scene. Over the weekend it added $8.16 million on 3104 screens in 45 markets to its running tally of $102.54 million. This includes Mexico where the film opened with a respectable third place earning $711,000 on 230 screens while it took fourth place in Argentina with $153,000 on 40.

  • Deja Vu could also be headed for $100 million after adding $7.94 million on 2837 screens in 36 markets for a total of $73.51 million. New openings include South Korea where it took in $1.67 million on 200 screens over the weekend and $1.73 million in total.
  • Apocalypto was flat on this weeks chart adding another $7.73 million on 2032 screens for a total of $28.48 million after a month of release. The film managed third place in France with $1.69 million on 437 screens while opening in Mel Gibson's home didn't help its Australian debut as it finished in fifth with just $860,000 on 154.
  • Happy Feet saw its weekly haul sliced in half down to $6.19 million on 4116 screens in 54 markets, however, it was still able to push its total to $150.54 million. Its biggest single market was Australia where it added $1.90 million on 405 screens for a running tally of $19.07 million.
  • The Russian film, Wolfhound, remained in 10th place with $4.14 million on 541 screens for a total of $22.54 million. Of that total, $18.72 million has come from Russia, including $1.60 million this past weekend.
  • Flushed Away was the second film on this week's list to hit $100 million over the weekend. It accomplished this feat with a $3.92 million haul on 3500 screens in 56 markets. The film has yet to open in Japan, but won't until March and will fall off the charts before then.
  • The Prestige climbed several spots to 12th with $3.81 million on 996 screens in 31 markets for a total of $41.46 million so far. Nearly half of that came from Spain where it opened in second place with $1.65 million on 309 screens.
  • Arthur And The Invisibles had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the international charts this week down 65% to just $3.20 million on 1555 screens for a total of $54.02 million. This includes an 11th place opening in Australia where it made just $325,000 on 171 screens. This is a film that cost a lot to make and unless something surprising happens at this point, I can't see the planned trilogy going forward.
  • Babel slipped a couple spots to 14th with $3.12 million on 610 screens in 5 markets for a total of $15 million.
  • The Blood Diamond slipped a spot to 15th with $3.10 million on 695 screens in 7 markets for a two-week total of $8.31 million. The film's only opening was in South Korea where in placed just ninth, however, its $984,000 opening on 138 screens was not a bad start.
  • Zhara was the second Russian film on this weeks' list as it placed 16th with $2.97 million on 491 screens for a total of $17.18 million.
  • The Departed is leaving screens and markets at a brisk pace now, but still had enough in it to hit $250 million worldwide. Internationally the film made $2.62 million on 1276 screens for a total of $130.46 million, which is nearly $10 million more than it made domestically.
  • The German film, Mein Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler, opened in second place in its native market with $2.56 million on 265 screens and that was enough to place 18th on the international charts.
  • The South Korea film, 200 Pounds of Beauty, continued its strong run with $2.24 million on 271 screens for a total of $34.18 million.
  • Herb opened in South Korea over the weekend with $2.18 million on 285 screens, (and $2.89 million in total). This was enough for fourth in the market and 20th internationally.
  • Pathfinder opened on the international charts this past weekend despite not being scheduled to open here till late April. This appears to be part of a new trend and it does make sense; opening a film is a midlevel, or even major international market is not as big of a risk as opening it here and studios can learn how better to market the film. As for Pathfinder, it opened in 21st place overall with $2.09 million on 438 screens, $1.60 million of that coming from its first place opening in Russia.
  • Guru opened in 22nd place with $2.06 million on 643 screens, which is off the pace set from other recent Bollywood films.
  • Smokin' Aces opened in third place in the U.K. with $2.01 million on 338 screens, which was good enough for 23rd overall. Using this number as a guide, it should open with roughly $12 million this coming weekend, which may or may not be enough for first place. (It depends heavily on it Epic Movie bombs.)
  • Le Serpent, a.k.a. The Serpent, opened in first place in its native France with $1.95 million on 305 screens.
  • Charlotte's Web sank this weekend falling more than 10 spots to 25th with $1.93 million on 1805 screens in 18 markets for a still early total of $19.60 million internationally.
  • Death Note: The Last Name opened in South Korea this weekend with $1.47 million on 214 screens over the weekend and $1.96 million including midweek numbers. Overall the film made $1.80 million on 364 screens for a $48.00 million international total, nearly all of which has come from Japan.
  • Miss Potter held very strong during its second weekend of release in the U.K. down a mere 18% to $1.77 million on 342 screens for a two-week total of $6.30 million.
  • The Queen returned to the charts thanks to its sixth place, $732,000 opening on 153 screens in Germany. That was nearly half of the film's $1.69 million weekend haul, which was earned on 438 screens.
  • The Last King of Scotland started its international run with a fifth place, $1.69 million opening in the U.K., ($1.74 million including previews). This helped it into 29th place on the international charts.
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer remained in 30th place with $1.64 million on 572 screens for an international total of $104.08 million.
  • Open Season may have fallen out of top 30, but it still managed to cross $100 million internationally during the midweek and after adding $1.17 million this weekend, it's total sits at $101.62 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Happy Feet, The Departed, Open Season, Charlotte's Web, Flushed Away, Déjà Vu, The Holiday, Blood Diamond, The Queen, The Prestige, Smokin' Aces, Babel, The Last King of Scotland, Arthur et les Minimoys, Pathfinder, Miss Potter, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Guru, Apocalypto