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International Top Five - Happyness in Close Pursuit of Museum

January 24th, 2007

Night at the Museum remained in first place, as it has since it opened four weeks ago, but this time it was involved in a relatively close race. The film added $14.84 million on 4391 screens in 45 markets for a total of $173.86 million. The film only had one new opening this weekend and that was in Uruguay where it opened with $38,000 on 13 screens; that may not seem like much, but it represents the fifth biggest opening ever in the market.

The Pursuit Of Happyness grew by 3% to $13.30 million on 1724 screens in 11 markets for a running tally of $32.17 million. The film opened in first place in Germany, which is no surprise given Will Smith's drawing power in the market. Over the weekend the film made $3.12 million on 512 screens and finished with nearly double its nearest competitor. However impressive that was, it was not the film's best market as it earned $3.97 million on 441 screens in Italy for a two-week total of $11.01 million while adding $3.41 million on 404 screens during its second weekend in the U.K. for a total of $10.45 million so far.

Rocky Balboa climbed into third place with $12.18 million on 1779 screens in 8 markets for a very early total of $26.03 million. It's best market by far was the U.K. where it opened in first place with $7.19 million on 405 screens, which is equivalent to $30 to $40 million opening here. The film was a little weak in its holdovers down 42% in Mexico to $915,000 on 403 screens for a two-week total of $3.37 million and it fell 56% in Spain to $1.50 million on 312 screens for a total of $5.46 million also after two weeks. However, those totals are still very strong despite the declines.

Manuale D'Amore 2: Capitoli Successivi, a.k.a. Instruction Book of Love: Capital Success, opened in its native Italy scoring a huge first place finish with $8.03 million on 590 screens. This was more than double its nearest competitor and enough for fourth place on the international charts.

Deja Vu returned to the top five with $7.38 million on 2662 screens in 42 markets for a total of $90.12 million. By this time next week, the film could have $100 million internationally, which would be a first for Denzel Washington. The film was aided by a first place debut in Australia with $1.92 million on 292 screens and a second place debut in Brazil with $650,000 on 90 screens. The film also took top spot in the Philippines with $225,000 on 70 screens and while that per screen average may not seem like much, the film still was the best opener there in for Denzel Washington's career.


Filed under: International Box Office, Night at the Museum, The Pursuit of Happyness, Rocky Balboa, Déjà Vu