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International Details - Losing Blood

February 25th, 2007

The Blood Diamond fell from second to sixth this past weekend, mainly due to the lack of new openings. The film still pulled $8.52 million on 3409 screens in 59 markets for a total of $77.51 million and is still on pace for $100 million internationally, but that's the last milestone in its future.

  • Hannibal Rising fell out of the top five after just one week down 28% to $8.01 million on 2547 screens for a two-week total of $22.81 million. New openings this week include Germany where the film managed $1.43 million on 519 screens. Meanwhile, the film's best market was Italy where it was down 46% during its second weekend with $1.56 million on 358 screens for a $5.54 million total so far.
  • It was a milestone weekend for The Pursuit Of Happyness, which crossed the $100 million market despite falling out of the top five. Over the weekend it pulled in $7.85 million on 2939 screens in 50 markets for a running tally of $106.14 million. This is the fourth film in a row for Will Smith to manage that feat and the tenth of his career. Not many actors have the consistent drawing power he does.
  • The Italian film, Notte Prima Degli Esami: Oggi, opened in its native market with just shy of $6.00 million on 604 screens over the weekend and $7.62 million in total. That was enough for first place locally and ninth place overall.
  • Music and Lyrics grew by 50% during its second weekend on the international charts, but still fell two spots to tenth place. The film had good mix of new openings and holdovers scoring a close second place in Australia with $1.76 million on 275 screens, (it's $2.35 million since Wednesday would have been more than enough for top spot), while it did rule in New Zealand, ($150,000 on 44 screens over the weekend and $199,000 in total). In the U.K. the film was down only 24% to $2.86 million on 432 screens for a two-week total of $10.19 million. Overall the film made $5.65 million on 960 screens in 8 markets for a total of $13.91 million and should have little difficulty keeping pace with its domestic run.
  • Charlotte's Web is finally a hit in an international market as it remained flat in the U.K. adding $3.69 million on 495 screens for a two-week total of $12.07 million. On the other hand, the film crashed and burned in its opening in Finland making just $45,000 on 30 screens, and that includes previews. Overall it added $5.47 million on 2099 screens in 45 markets for a total of $43.44 million.
  • Rocky Balboa just can't seem to hold onto its audiences anywhere. For instances, the film was down 58% during its second weekend in Germany with $1.52 million on 554 screens; however, that was still enough for the film to remain in first place in the market and lifts its total to $5.83 million after two weeks. On the other hand, the film managed just 8th place in South Korea with $607,000 on 206 screens over the weekend and $1,10 million in total. Overall it made $3.77 million on 1953 screens for a total of $63.70 million.
  • Eklavya - The Royal Guard was the latest Bollywood film to do well on the international charts opening with $3.72 million on 583 screens. This includes $319,000 on 40 screens in the U.K.
  • Dreamgirls hasn't been able to break into the international market yet adding $3.63 million on 1363 screens to its total of $19.13 million after a month of release. This includes a second place, $1.70 million debut on 287 screens in Japan, which is behind the $2.36 million on 259 screens Chicago earned and way behind the $3.26 million on 269 screens earned by The Phantom of the Opera. Both of those films cracked $100 million internationally, but that might not be in the cards for Dreamgirls.
  • Miracle On 1st Street was the latest local film to top the charts in South Korea opening with $3.21 million on 390 screens over the weekend and $5.973 million in total.
  • Arthur And The Invisibles added $3.19 million in 1396 screens for a total of $78.82 million internationally.
  • Babel fell to 17th with $2.49 million on 1379 screens for an international total of $71.60 million.
  • Epic Movie earned $2.42 million on 670 screens in 12 markets for a still early international total of $14.01 million.
  • Notes On A Scandal climbed into the top 20 with $2.25 million on 406 screens for a very early international total of $8.89 million. This includes a third place, $786,000 opening on 101 screens in Australia while its biggest market overall was the U.K. where it added $980,000 on 267 screens to its total of $7.54 million there.
  • Bok-Myun-Dal-Ho, a.k.a. Highway Star, opened in South Korea with $2.16 million on 332 screens over the weekend and $3.99 million in total. That was enough for second place locally and 20th place internationally.
  • The Last King Of Scotland returned to the charts with $1.89 million on 594 screens in 36 markets for a total of $12.89 million. The film landed in 10th place in France with $581,000 on 103 screens and 13th in Italy with $173,000 on 49.
  • Dororo remained in first place in Japan for the fourth week in a row as it pulled in $1.77 million on 296 screens for a total of $20.35 million after four weeks of release.
  • The Good Shepherd started its international run in six markets earning $1.72 million on 383 screens. This includes fourth place in Australia with $756,000 on 197 screens and fifth place in Germany with $757,000 on 136 screens.
  • A Day For An Affair fell from first to third in South Korea with $1.71 million on 326 screens over the weekend and $8.62 million in total.
  • The Holiday is shedding screens and markets as it plummeted from 12th to 25th with $1.68 million on 859 screens in 35 markets for a total of $123.93 million. This included $1.26 million on 319 screens during its second weekend in Italy while its total there grew to $3.98 million.
  • Die Wilden Kerle 4 had a tough week down 53% to $1.56 million on 858 screens, $1.34 million on 716 screens coming from Germany. So far the film has made $10.12 million in that market and just under $12.00 million in total.
  • Letters From Iwo Jima returned to the charts with $1.50 million on 539 screens in 19 markets for a total of $42.57 million. The film opened in semi-limited release in a number of markets, including Italy where it just missed the top ten with $213,000 on 47 screens.
  • Voice Of A Murderer is the fourth South Korea on this week's chart as the movie made $1.44 million on 285 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $18.35 million.
  • Odette Toulemonde fell 10 places to 29th with $1.41 million on 345 screens including $1.32 million on 321 screens in France. The film now has $3.88 million after two weeks in that market and $4.15 million in total.
  • The Queen clung to the final spot in the top 30 with $1.36 million on 832 screens for a total of $48.71 million.
  • Casino Royale may have fallen out of the top 30, but it was very close with $1.30 million on 96 screens while its total has not reached $423.63 million. Its worldwide total is now $590.30 million, but it has fallen off the pace for both milestones it was looking for, (20th place internationally and $600 million worldwide). However, this film made enough profit to pay for the next two Bond movies, so no one is complaining.
  • Bridge to Terabithia started its international run in South Korea, not a country known for being box office friendly to Hollywood films. However it topped the list of such releases in the market this week earning sixth place with $693,000 on just 134 screens over the weekend and $1.25 million in total. It has a few midlevel openings this weekend but doesn't really get going till March while it continues its slow role out throughout the summer.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Casino Royale, The Pursuit of Happyness, Dreamgirls, Charlotte's Web, Bridge to Terabithia, Rocky Balboa, The Holiday, The Good Shepherd, Blood Diamond, The Queen, Music and Lyrics, Epic Movie, Babel, Hannibal Rising, The Last King of Scotland, Notes on a Scandal, Arthur et les Minimoys, Letters from Iwo Jima