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International Top Five - Rider Looks to Reigns for the Long Haul

February 28th, 2007

Ghost Rider weekend haul grew by 2% to $16.92 million on 3039 screens in 40 markets for a total of $40.06 million internationally. New openings include $3 million on 426 screens in France, $2.37 million on 362 screens in Germany, and $820,000 on 250 screens in India. Holdovers were mixed with high percentage drops in many markets; for instance, the film fell 51% during its second weekend in Spain but still came out on top with $1.54 million on 417 for a two-week total of $5.28 million. On the other hand, the film held up better in Mexico down just 44% but was knocked out of first place with $1.16 million on 403 screens for a total of $5.63 million. The film has yet to open in a number of markets, including the U.K. and Japan, and has likely not yet peaked at the box office.

Night at the Museum is shedding screens and markets but was still able to hang onto second spot with $11.18 million on 3462 screens in 22 markets for a total of $268.76 million. Its worldwide total crossed $500 million over the weekend making it just the 48th film to do so and with strong holds it is not done climbing that chart. Speaking of holds, Night at the Museum was down just 6% during its second weekend in Hong Kong adding $1.1 million on 46 screens to its total of $2.89 million after two weeks. It was even better in Holland where it was up 36% to $681,000 on 101 screens and Belgium gaining 29% to $987,000 on 85. Its running tally in those markets is now at $1.54 million and $2.25 million respectively.

La Vie En Rose rose to third place with $9.60 million on 997 screens in 5 markets for a total of $22.58 million. The film was aided by a mere 18% during its second weekend in France where is climbed into first place with 7.66 million for a two-week total of $16.95 million. The film also opened in Germany scoring third place with $944,000 on 205 screens.

Taxi 4 fell to fourth place with $8.31 million on 943 screens in 3 markets for a total of $25.45 million, $6.94 million of which came from its native France.

Hot Fuzz fell 44% during its second weekend in the U.K. but still managed to grab top spot $6.47 million on 432 screens, which was more than double its nearest competition. So far the film has earned $23.38 million in its native market, which is more than Shaun of the Dead earned internationally. At this pace, Hot Fuzz will make more in the U.K. than in roughly three weeks than what Shaun of the Dead earned worldwide during its entire run. Not bad for a film with an estimated production budget of just $10 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Night at the Museum, Ghost Rider, Hot Fuzz