Follow us on

International Top Five - Pursuit Finally Catches Museum

February 7th, 2007

The Pursuit Of Happyness won the weekend race for the first time in its four-week international run. The film played in roughly two-dozen markets over the weekend earning $16.47 million on 3177 screens for a running tally of $72.50 million. Much of the weekend earnings came from a trio of new openings led by Spain where it placed second with $2.44 million on 285 screens. The film also opened second in France with $2.2 million on 322 screens and in Mexico with $1.34 million on 300. One of its best markets of the weekend was Japan where it slipped just 18% to $2.39 million on 271 screens for a total of $8.81 million. Meanwhile, the film's best total so far has come from Italy where it has made $17.71 million in total, including $1.57 million on 339 screens this past weekend.

While Night at the Museum fell out of top spot, there was still more than enough reason to celebrate as the film crossed $200 million very early in the weekend. Overall the film made $14.53 million on 4291 screens in 50 markets for an international total of $213.78 million, and is rapidly closing in on its amazing domestic total. Leading the way this week was a first place, $4.73 million opening on 471 screens in Italy, while it remained in top spot in Spain with $3.77 million on 482 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.28 million.

The Blood Diamond remained strong in third place with $13.47 million on 3127 screens in 51 markets for a total of $45.24 million. This was led by the film's first place, $2.5 million opening on 459 screens in France while it climbed into first place in the U.K. with $2.33 million on 271 screens over the weekend and $7.00 million in total.

Voice Of A Murderer dominated South Korea earning $6.74 million on 530 screens over the weekend and $8.90 million in total. The film earned more than four times its nearest competitor, (another local flick called The Perfect Couple), while it earned nearly as much as the rest of the top ten combined.

Rocky Balboa took quite a hit this weekend losing half of its box office; however, it hung in there and grabbed fifth place regardless. The film added $5.50 million on 2392 screens in 21 markets for a total of $48.83 million internationally, which is a strong figure given its production budget. This sharp drop-off was due in part to no new openings, but it also showed poor legs in France where it was down close to 60% to $1.5 million for a two-week total of $7.1 million. The film's performance in the U.K. sent mixed signals; after two weeks on top of the charts the film fell from first to fifth while losing 50% of its box office. However, there were three new films in the top five and $1.58 million on 410 screens over the weekend and a total of $9.80 million is still a good result.


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