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International Details - Norbit Slims Down

April 8th, 2007

Norbit saw its weekend haul sliced neatly in half landing in sixth place with $4.09 million on 2270 screens in 39 markets for a total of $49.38 million. The film wasn't able to crack $1 million in any single market, but Italy came the closest with $940,000 on 263 screens for a two-week total of $3.19 million.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slipped a spot to seventh with $3.87 million on 1437 screens in 20 markets for a total of $9.65 million. While its weekend box office dropped by a mere 1%, its screens count and market count both increased substantially and individual markets didn't show strong legs. In the U.K. the film was down 40% to $756,000 on 369 screens for a total of $3.05 million after two weeks while in Russia it was down 47% to $735,000 on 360 screens for a total of $2.64 million. New openings were limited to smaller markets like Belgium where it missed the top ten with just $40,000 on 42 screens, and Sweden where it placed third with $121,000 on 50 screens.
  • Night at the Museum held on amazingly for a film that is just wrapping up its run. Over the weekend the film added $3.42 million on 1388 screens in 16 markets to its international total of $310.49 million, which was down just 10% from the weekend before. Most of this came from Japan where it grew by 1% to remain in first place with $3.05 million on 565 screens for a total of $19.92 million after three weeks in that market.
  • Ensemble, C'est Tout, or as it is known outside of France, Hunting and Gathering, fell to ninth place with $3.38 million on 493 screens in 3 markets for a total of $8.85 million.
  • Small Town Rivals opened in first place in South Korea with $3.06 million on 325 screens over the weekend and $3.50 million in total.
  • The Hills Have Eyes II started its international run this past weekend but missed the top ten with $2.86 million on 860 screens in 6 markets. Its biggest market was the U.K. where it placed third with $1.52 million on 324 screens while it was able to placed second in Germany with $921,000 on 366 screens.
  • Ghost Rider had this worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts, but there was still reason to celebrate as the film was able to crack $100 million. Overall the film added $2.72 million on 2202 screens in 56 markets for a total of $100.17 million, but without many markets left to open in, that is the last major milestone for the film.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure Into The Underworld remained in second place in Japan with $2.66 million on 331 screens for a total of $22.22 million.
  • The Number 23 took a bit of a tumble this week down to 14th place with $2.64 million on 919 screens in 19 markets for a total of $22.22 million. It's too early to write the film off, but it will need to surprise in a couple markets to salvage its run.
  • Wild Hogs has yet to open in most major markets and that has keep its early numbers in the less than impressive range. This week was no different as it added $2.28 million on 1990 screens in 8 markets for a total of $14.97 million. The film's only $1 million market was Australia where it added $1.07 million on 287 screens for a total of $9.87 million after four weeks of release.
  • Unfair: The Movie remained in third place in Japan with $2.02 million on 260 screens for a total of $14.70 million after two weeks.
  • Il 7 E L'8 remained in second place in Italy with $1.80 million on 306 screens over the weekend and $7.64 million after three.
  • Epic Movie fell to 18th place on this week's chart with $1.78 million on 1046 screens in 16 markets for a total of $31.14 million. This includes a fourth place opening in Belgium where the film managed $248,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $272,000 in total.
  • Paragraph 78, Part II ... wouldn't that make it Paragraph 79? Never mind. Paragraph 78, Part II opened in second place in its native Russia with $1.57 million on 411 screens while also grabbing second place in neighboring Ukraine with $160,000 on 41.
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer remained solid in South Korea down a mere 18% to $1.39 million on 220 screens for a total of $4.05 million in that market. Overall it added $1.70 million on 467 screens in 9 markets for an international total of $127.98 million, which is more than enough to ensure a profit.
  • The Lives of Others is riding that Oscar win to the tune of $36.74 million. This includes $1.62 million on 593 screens in 16 markets this past weekend.
  • The French film, La Vie En Rose, earned $1.56 million on 903 screens in 10 markets for a total of $46.82 million.
  • The Messengers made it to the charts for the first time earning $1.49 million on 286 screens in 3 markets for a total of $4.04 million. The film's first major test came in Spain where it placed fourth with $1.52 million on 277 screens, but this included some previews.
  • Déjà vu earned $1.33 million on 757 screens in 7 markets over the weekend for a total of $114.14 million internationally. It won't catch Philadelphia for Denzel Washington biggest international hit, but it has still proven to be a better performer than many assumed it would be.
  • Happy Feet returned to the charts with $1.32 million on 658 screens in 10 markets for a total of $181.42 million. This was thanks mostly to the holiday bounced it received in Japan where it climbed 17% to $1.28 million on 494 screens for a three-week total of $8.20 million.
  • By a strange coincidence, holidays may help The Holiday cross the $200 million mark internationally. This week the film made $1.29 million on 305 screens in 6 markets, all but a rounding error of that coming from 278 screens in Japan. So far the film has made $4.69 million in that market, $134.25 million internationally, and $197.53 million worldwide. Hitting $200 million should be academic at this point, but it will fall off the charts before that happens.
  • Alpha Dog made its first appearance on this chart in 27th place with $1.28 million on 481 screens in 10 markets for an early international total of $8.19 million. Much of this came from the film's sixth place opening in France where it earned $885,000 on 481 screens, but that's a middling debut at best.
  • Namastey London held up better than most Bollywood films do down just 27% to $1.26 million on 544 screens in 16 markets for a total of $5.62 million. Reports are encouraging and the film should finish in the black.
  • Hellphone entered the charts in 29th place with $1.19 million on 445 screens in two markets. Those two markets were France with $1.16 million on 429 screens and Belgium with $27,000 on 16 screens.
  • Notes On A Scandal popped back onto the charts in 30th place with $1.17 million on 390 screens in 13 markets for a total of $26.20 million. Most of this came from the film's fifth place $939,000 opening on 202 screens in Spain.
  • Shooter started its international run in earnest this week with a third place opening in Mexico where it managed $604,000 on 284 screens. Overall the film missed the top 30 with $1.04 million on 502 screens in 5 markets for an early total of $1.50 million.
  • Hot Fuzz fell off the charts this weekend, but it still has reason to celebrate as it crossed $40 million in its native U.K.. In that market the film has made $40.23 million, including $459,000 on 232 screens this past weekend. Overall it added $1.01 million on 447 screens in 4 markets for a total of $44.16 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Wild Hogs, Ghost Rider, Norbit, Déjà Vu, The Holiday, TMNT, Shooter, Epic Movie, The Messengers, The Number 23, Hot Fuzz, The Hills Have Eyes II, Notes on a Scandal, Das Leben der Anderen, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Namastey London, Alpha Dog