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.
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
, The Last King of Scotland
, Arthur et les Minimoys
, Miss Potter
, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer