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International Details - Charlotte's Sticky Situation

February 18th, 2007

Charlotte's Web's return to the international charts was a successful one as it just missed the top five with $6.37 million on 2192 screens in 40 markets. However, its international tally of $32.57 is still a terrible result given the film's production budget, which has been estimated to be north of $100 million. The film has one strong opening this weekend as it earned second place in the U.K. with $3.69 million on 489 screens. On the other hand, the film flopped in France missing the top ten with $762,000 on 347 screens and that was for the full week. It did little better in South Korea with $872,000 on 150 screens over the weekend and $969,000 in total while scoring $218,000 on 54 screens over the weekend in Belgium and $271,000 in total.

  • Arthur And The Invisibles climbed into seventh place with $4.23 million on 2358 screens for a total of $72.57 million. The film held on reasonably well in the U.K. falling 37% to $742,000 on 401 screens over the weekend and $4.11 million in total. Meanwhile, it was aided by a sixth place debut in Italy with $930,000 on 345 screens and a fourth place, $122,000 opening on 50 screens in Denmark.
  • Music and Lyrics started its international run in the U.K. a weekend ahead of its domestic debut. There is earned $3.76 million on 432 screens, which was good enough for first in the market and eighth overall.
  • With no major, or even midlevel openings, Babel fell to ninth with $3.71 million on 1535 screens in 14 markets for a total of $67.19 million.
  • A Day For An Affair opened in first place in South Korea with $3.70 million on 413 screens over the weekend and $4.53 million in total.
  • Epic Movie shot up the charts this week nearly reaching the top ten with $3.64 million on 685 screens in 9 markets for a total of $9.05 million internationally. Almost all of this came from the film's third place, $2.67 million opening on 326 screens in the U.K.
  • The Holiday returned to the charts with $3.58 million on 1353 screens in 40 markets for a total of $120.49 million. Most of that came from the film's third place opening in Italy where it pulled in $1.99 million on 316 screens while it topped the box office in Taiwan with $373,000 on 48.
  • Voice Of A Murderer fell to second place in South Korea with $3.43 million on 440 screens over the weekend and $15.84 million in total.
  • Die Wilden Kerle 4, a.k.a., The Wild Kerle 4, was pushed into second place in Germany with $2.77 million on 715 screens over the weekend and $8.71 million in total. With a few other German-speaking markets added in the film made $3.32 million on 856 screens for a total of $9.71 million.
  • Master Kim opened in third place in South Korea with $2.85 million on 397 screens over the weekend and $3.34 million in total.
  • Dreamgirls plummeted this weekend falling from 7th to 16th place with $2.83 million on 1056 screens in 15 markets for a total of $13.92 million. The film opened in sixth place in Switzerland with $147,000 on 26 screens over the weekend and $177,000 in total. In the meantime, it fell from first to eighth in the U.K. down 58% to $1.10 million on 270 screens over the weekend and $4.62 million in total.
  • New releases couldn't push Dororo out of first place in its native Japan as the film dipped just 12% to $2.81 million on 296 screens over the weekend and $15.54 million in total.
  • Casino Royale is just wrapping up its international run but while it has no new markets left to open in, it does have a milestone or two left to reach. This weekend the film added $2.39 million on 1285 screens in 33 markets for a total of $420.60 million internationally. The film is less than 8 million from overtaking Ice Age: The Meltdown and entering 20th place on that chart, which is the first milestone for the movie. It also reached $586.88 million worldwide and could cross $600 million on that chart, which is the second milestone it is climbing towards. The first is very likely, the second will be tougher.
  • Odette Toulemonde, a French / Belgian co-production opened in 19th place internationally with $2.20 million on 307 screens. This included $2.07 million on 284 screens for a fourth place finish in France and $133,000 on 16 screens for a sixth place debut in Belgium.
  • Apocalypto had one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs on the charts falling 57% and 12 places to 20th with $2.15 million on 1401 screens in 8 markets for a total of $59.21 million. The lack of new openings hurt the film this week, but it hasn't exactly shown strong legs in most markets.
  • No new openings left Saw III falling out of the top 20 with $1.96 million on 710 screens for a total of $76.11 million. It should soon top its domestic total on the international scene, which would be a first for the franchise and it is already the highest grossing film worldwide of the three.
  • Moliere ou Le Comedian Malgre Lui held strong down just 20% to $1.71 million on 465 screens in its native France giving it $4.84 million after two weeks.
  • Notes On A Scandal slipped a spot to fifth in the U.K. with $1.62 million on 299 screens for a total of $5.32 million total so far.
  • Miss Potter added $1.48 million on 786 screens for a total of $20.12 million.
  • The Guardian returned to the charts in 25th place with $1.46 million on 319 screens, all but $2000 came from 317 screens in Japan. So far the film has made $39.96 million internationally, which is significantly lower than its domestic total.
  • Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love plummeted this weekend down 64% to $1.46 million on 497 screens for a total of $16.94 million. The film has shown very poor legs after a promising start and a high production budget hurts its chances of financial success.
  • John Tucker Must Die was one of several films to make a return trip to the charts this weekend. Over the weekend it added $1.45 million on 815 screens, $900,000 coming from 249 screens in Spain. So far the film has made $24.02 million internationally, which is a good total given the film's target audience.
  • KM 31 remained in first place in Mexico dipping a mere 5% to $1.39 million on 249 screens and now has $4.22 million in total.
  • The Queen rose one spot to 29th with $1.36 million on 722 screens for a total of $46.23 million internationally. The film is aiming for $100 million worldwide and should get there.
  • The Departed just hung onto a spot in the top 30 with $1.33 million on 1454 screens in 31 markets for a total of $147.32 million. The film will reach $150 million internationally, but this is likely the last week it will appear on the charts.
  • Goal 2: Living the Dream opened in the U.K. earning ninth place with $636,000 on 163 screens. This is a terrible result, but better than I expected. After the first Goal bombed, I assumed the second would never be finished. Or if it was finished, it would go direct-to-DVD.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Casino Royale, The Departed, Dreamgirls, Charlotte's Web, Saw III, The Holiday, The Queen, The Guardian, Music and Lyrics, John Tucker Must Die, Epic Movie, Babel, Notes on a Scandal, Arthur et les Minimoys, Miss Potter, Salaam-e-Ishq (A Tribute to Love), Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., Apocalypto