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International Top Five - Apocalypto Remains Best of the Rest

February 4th, 2007

For the second weekend in a row Apocalypto earned sixth place on the international charts, this time pulling in 7.03 million on 2308 screens for a total of $47.42 million. Its best market of the weekend was Mexico where it had an easy first place finish with $2.43 million on 502 screens over the weekend and $2.66 million including previews. It was also strong during its second weekend in Spain as it was down 40% to $1.17 million on 284 screens for a total of $3.64 million.

  • Manuale D'Amore 2: Capitoli Successivi remained in first place in Italy with $5.35 million on 588 screens for a two-week total of $16.78 million.
  • Babel was flat this weekend adding another $5.06 million on 1172 screens in 12 markets for a total of $53.71 million. What more impressive was it did it without and major opening and relied instead on holdovers like Spain where it climbed into second place with $1.19 million on 213 screens for a total of $9.37 million after a month of release.
  • Deja Vu fell to ninth place with $4.70 million on 2051 screens in 36 markets for a total of $97.00 million. By the end of the weekend the film will have crossed $100 million internationally, making it the first Denzel Washington film to do that since Philadelphia.
  • Dororo opened in first place in its native Japan with $3.72 million on 295 screens, which was enough for 10th place internationally.
  • Casino Royale fell out of the top ten with $3.45 million on 2015 screens in 48 markets for a total of $405.62 million internationally. The film because the 23rd one to reach $400 million internationally, which is did during the midweek, and now it has basically two milestone left to reach: Top twenty internationally and $600 million worldwide. Neither is a lock, but both are within reach with a little help.
  • Happy Feet remained firm in 12th place with $3.44 million on 1275 screens for a total of $163.1 million. The only opening of note this week was in Turkey where it placed second with $488,000 on 132 screens.
  • Miss Potter returned to the charts with a vengeance earning more than double last week's take with $3.10 million on 865 screens for a total of $13.15 million. The film was propelled by its fourth place, $1.12 million opening on 240 screens in Australia while it took in $980,000 on 176 screens over the weekend in South Korea and $1.17 million in total.
  • Arthur And The Invisibles opened in Germany with a weak $1.07 million on 494 screens for third place. Overall it did climb 5 places to 14th with $3.08 million on 1588 screens for a total of $62.76 million. On the one hand, this is a good figure for a non-Hollywood film. On the other hand, it is not enough to pay for its $85 million production budget.
  • Pars Vite Et Reviens Tard, a.k.a. Have Mercy On Us All, opened in second place in its native France with $2.89 million on 524 screens.
  • The Departed added another $2.85 million on 1259 screens in 33 markets for a total of $141.02 million internationally. It didn't have a very strong hold in Japan falling from first to fourth with $1.51 million on 361 screens for a two-week total of $5.85 million. Even with this drop-off, the film should still reach $150 million internationally, but it might drop-off the charts before then.
  • The Perfect Couple opened in its native South Korea in second place with $2.72 million on 284 screens over the weekend and $3.28 million in total.
  • Epic Movie started its international run in 18th place with $2.53 million on 272 screens, nearly all of that coming from the film's first place, $2.17 million opening on 207 screens in Australia while the film had to settle for second place in New Zealand with $241,000 on 40.
  • Curse Of The Golden Flower returned to the charts in 19th place thanks to its first place, $2.41 million opening on 240 screens in South Korea. That was practically all of the film's weekend haul of $2.47 million on 308 screens while its international total rose to $45.32 million.
  • The Holiday plummeted from 10th to 20th this weekend with $2.43 million on 1893 screens in 44 markets for a total of $114.03 million. While the film lost a lot of its momentum this weekend, its total is already more than expected and probably puts the film in the black.
  • Marie Antoinette fell to 21st place with $2.18 million on 566 screens, including $1.65 million on 274 screens in Japan. After two weeks the film has $6.78 million in that one market and $29.68 million in total.
  • Bobby made its first appearance on the charts in 22nd place with $2.06 million on 698 screens for a total of $3.87 million. The film opened in 10th place in semi-limited release in France, with an estimated $500,000 on 147 screen, while missed the top ten in the U.K. with $555,000 on 180.
  • Dreamgirls also made it to the international charts for the first time placing 23rd with $1.96 million on 623 screens in 5 markets for an early total of $3.64 million. It's best openings was in Spain where it placed fifth with $633,000 on 183 screens while it was poor in Mexico with just $217,000 on 112. However, it was arguably the most disappointing in Italy; its $359,000 on 172 screens was low, especially for a film that earned eight Oscar nods as these films tend to excel in the market.
  • Mapado 2 fell to third place in South Korea with $1.96 million on 337 screens for a total of $8.32 million.
  • Smokin' Aces returned to the charts with $1.93 million on 574 screens in two markets. In Russia the film debuted in first place with $1.39 million on 326 screens while it fell out of the top ten in the U.K. with $551,000 on 251 screens for a three-week total of $5.32 million.
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer dipped just 11% on the charts this weekend to $1.89 million on 723 screens for a total of $110.29 million internationally. Because the film did so poorly here, it will likely have to wait till it comes out on DVD in the various markets before it shows a profit, but it will get there.
  • The Prestige nearly fell off the charts this week down 44% to $1.85 million on 1896 screens in 39 markets for a total of $48.79 million, but it did hit $100 million worldwide in the process. The film still has a few more markets left to open in and should top its domestic total soon.
  • Step Up was one of several films to return to the charts this week as it climbed to 28th place with $1.81 million on 289 screens, $1.57 million on which came from 236 screens in Italy, which is one of its last major markets.
  • Flushed Away nearly fell out of the charts this weekend with $1.78 million on 2174 screens in 57 markets for a total of $107.28 million internationally. This is not a terrible total by any stretch of the imagination, but the film simply did not live up to expectations at the box office.
  • Eragon had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts this week, again, this time falling from 9th place to 30th. In addition it lost 63% of its box office plummeting to $1.73 million on 1850 screens in 35 markets for a total of $165.45 million. While the film struggled domestically, its international total might be enough to convince the studio to go on with the series, but if they did, it would be with a reduced production budget.
  • Venus opened in the U.K. with $622,000 on 195 screens, which is quite a bit weaker than I was expecting.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Happy Feet, Casino Royale, The Departed, Dreamgirls, Eragon, Step Up, Flushed Away, Déjà Vu, The Holiday, The Prestige, Epic Movie, Smokin' Aces, Babel, Marie Antoinette, Arthur et les Minimoys, Bobby, Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia, Venus, Miss Potter, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Apocalypto