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International Details - Rushing to the Top

March 18th, 2007

There was quite an international flavor on the charts this past weekend with five local hits charting, and one more just missing that mark. The best of these was Lubov Morkov, which opened in sixth place with $5.38 million on 492 screens in 4 markets over the weekend and $6.28 million in total. Of this amount, $4.90 million on 427 screens was earned over the weekend in Russia while it managed $5.80 million including midweek numbers.

  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure Into The Underworld opened in first place in Japan with $4.73 million on 330 screens. That was three times its nearest competitor, which was also a local hit.
  • La Vie En Rose fell out of the top five, but still managed $3.84 million on 1022 screens in 6 markets for a total of $37.01 million. Of that total, $33.39 million has come from France including $3.20 million on 712 screens this past weekend.
  • The Pursuit Of Happyness fell 43% this weekend, which was not the worst on the charts by far, but it was enough to drop it from second to ninth. Over the weekend the film added $3.84 million on 1669 screens in 59 markets for an international total of $133.20 million. It should reach $300 million worldwide relatively shortly, but that's the last major milestone in this film's future.
  • Dreamgirls went from the last film in the top five last weekend to the last film in the top ten this weekend as it added $3.17 million on 2039 screens in 43 markets for a total of $43.87 million. The film's best single market continues to be Japan with $998,000 on 290 screens for the week and $11.88 million in total.
  • Night at the Museum had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts this past weekend, but it is also shedding screens and markets at the moment and that is a mitigating circumstance. The film added $3.04 million on 1546 screens in 15 markets for a total of $282.82 million. At this pace the film should crack $290 million without the aid of any openings, and with Japan around the corner, it should hit $300 million before long.
  • Hot Fuzz was knocked out of top spot in the U.K. but still earned $2.55 million on 453 screens for a total of $34.71 million in that markets alone. Also this week it started its run in Australia with $263,000 on 165 screens; this may seem really bad at first glance, but it was only previews.
  • Wild Hogs started its international run in 13th place with $2.75 million on 332 screens in 2 markets. This includes first place debuts in both Australia, ($2.54 million on 291 screens), and in New Zealand, ($203,000 on 41).
  • The French film, Taxi 4, fell to 14th place with $2.71 million on 844 screens in 4 markets for a total of $35.71 million. However, the film opened in first place Russia with a reported $7.28 million on 466 screens and even though that was for the full week, it is still hard to reconcile those two numbers.
  • The Illusionist shot up to 15th place with $2.62 million on 663 screens in 10 markets for a total of $37.94 million internationally. Almost all of this growth was due to the film's first place debut in South Korea; there the film opened with $1.46 million on 242 screens over the weekend and $1.64 million in total. Most of the rest came from the U.K. where it was down 39% to $789,000 on 274 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.81 million after two.
  • The Blood Diamond is about a week away from hitting $100 million internationally after adding $2.47 million on 2008 screens in 41 markets to its running tally of $97.36 million.
  • The Number 23 fell to 17th place with $2.46 million on 692 screens in 7 markets for a still early international total of $11.78 million. Its biggest market of the weekend was France where it was down 40% to $978,000 on 253 screens for a two-week total of $2.92 million.
  • Saw III returned to the charts thanks to its second place, $1.87 million opening on 305 screens in Italy. That was the vast majority of the film's weekend haul of $2.24 million on 590 screens in 7 markets. Meanwhile, it's international total was lifted to $81.35 million, which is just ahead of its domestic total.
  • Counter Investigation is the third French film to chart this weekend and it came in 19th place with $2.20 million on 363 screens in its native market.
  • Bridge to Terabithia just managed to capture a spot in the top 20 with $2.16 million on 1164 screens in 12 markets for a still early international total of $10.61 million. Just over half of that came from Spain where the film was down just 39% to $1.11 million on 305 screens for a total of $3.14 million after two-weeks.
  • This past weekend, Borat fell to 21st spot from 12th with $2.04 million on 577 screens in 7 markets, $1.72 million on 393 screens came from its sophomore stint in Italy. The film now has $5.84 million in the markets ant $128.70 million internationally.
  • The Good Shepherd aded $2.03 million on 989 screens in 22 markets for a total of just $14.96 million so far.
  • Epic Movie returned to the charts in 23rd place with $1.99 million on 516 screens in 5 markets for a total of $20.12 million. Almost all of that came from the film's first place, $1.76 million opening on 298 screens in Spain.
  • The Lives of Others had a soft landing in 24th place with $1.91 million on 492 screens in 11 markets for a total of $29.39 million. The film was down a mere 19% in France to $707,000 on 163 screens for a total of $6.40 million, meanwhile, it was even better in its native Germany up 44% to $414,000 on 146 screens for a total of $15.51 million.
  • Notes On A Scandal added $1.76 million on 843 screens in 32 markets for a total of $20.88 million.
  • Hannibal Rising fell more than 10 spots to 26th with $1.74 million on 1411 screens in 27 markets for a total of $38.15 million.
  • Battery assaulted the Japanese box office coming in second with $1.56 million on 311 screens.
  • The Painted Veil entered the charts in 28th place with $1.55 million on 525 screens in 8 markets for an international total of $3.25 million. Just over half of that came from Spain where in placed third with $851,000 on 205 screens.
  • Ninas Mal opened in first place in its native home of Mexico with $1.51 million on 353 screens.
  • Smokin' Aces remained in 30th place with $1.44 million on 621 screens in 24 markets for a total of $16.29 million after two months of release. This includes a sixth place, $616,000 opening on 136 screens in South Korea while it made $713,000 including midweek numbers.
  • Becoming Jane opened in its native U.K. in fourth place with $1.25 million on 325 screens, which was likely below expectations.
  • The Departed fell off the charts but still managed $1.23 million on 1068 screens in 25 markets for a total of $157.23 million. Unless the studio decides to give updates, that will be the last we hear of the film.
  • The Ex started its international run in Russia but only managed sixth place with $280,000 on 130 screens.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Night at the Museum, Wild Hogs, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Departed, Borat, Dreamgirls, Bridge to Terabithia, Saw III, The Good Shepherd, Blood Diamond, The Illusionist, Epic Movie, Smokin' Aces, The Number 23, Hannibal Rising, Hot Fuzz, Becoming Jane, Notes on a Scandal, Das Leben der Anderen, The Painted Veil, The Ex