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International Details - Sun Shines during Sophomore Stint

April 22nd, 2007

Sunshine climbed into sixth place with $5.20 million on 1866 screens in 30 markets for a total of $10.20 million. However, while it nearly doubled last week's opening, this was entirely due to the film's expansion. Its biggest market of the weekend was France where it placed fourth with $1.36 million on 339 screens while it placed eighth in its debut in Australia with just $611,000 on 161 screens. On the other hand, the film only managed $508,000 on 192 screens during its debut in Japan and while likely see a sharp drop-off next weekend given its weak per screen average. Meanwhile in the U.K. the film suffered the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten down 57% to $879,000 on 409 screens over the weekend and a total of $4.45 million in total.

  • Shooter charted for the first time during its international run placing seventh with $4.65 million on 1471 screens in 23 markets for an early international total of $8.36 million. This includes a fourth place, $1.42 million opening on 303 screens in the U.K.; a fifth place, $935,000 opening on 271 screens in Spain; and a second place, $802,000 opening on 299 screens in Russia.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not having as strong of a run as expected as it slipped to eighth place with $3.74 million on 2496 screens in 30 markets for a total of just $20.21 million so far. The film opened in two major markets over the weekend but bombed in both. In France the film made $588,000 on 400 screens, and that was for the full week, while in Germany it also placed ninth with a weekend total of just $169,000 on 202.
  • A Murder in Kuk Rak Island opened in first place in South Korea with $3.67 million on 383 screens over the weekend and $4.26 million in total.
  • The Reaping fell to tenth place with $3.17 million on 1303 screens in 18 markets for a total of $12.48 million after two weeks. The film had no major, or even midlevel openings, which explains the six-place drop-off, but did hold very well in Mexico down just 22% to $938,000 on 350 screens for a total of $3.33 million. Meanwhile, its hold in Spain was average for the market as it added $843,000 on 301 screens for a total of $3.75 million.
  • Ghost Rider ended its international run in South Korea with $1.19 million on 240 screens over the weekend and $1.42 million in total. That was the majority of the film's $2.05 million weekend haul, which was earned on 1048 screens in 45 markets. Overall the film has made $106.50 million internationally and will likely end its run just shy of the $115.27 million it earned domestically.
  • Le Prix A Payer remained in first place in France with $1.97 million on 444 screens for a total of $5.90 million after two weeks.
  • The Lives of Others climbed to 12th place with $1.96 million on 696 screens in 14 markets for a total of $42.36 million. The film was aided by its release in the U.K. where it placed tenth with $443,000, however, that was on just 63 screens giving the film the second best per screen average in the top 20 there. (Only the box office leader earned better.) While that was a good start, its best market was Italy where it grew by 6% to $452,000 on 112 screens for a two week total of $1.24 million. This is part of a pattern that has been repeated in many markets; the film starts of well enough, but it's real strength is the film's legs.
  • Stomp The Yard charted for the first time placing 14th with $1.83 million on 183 screens in 6 markets for a total of $4.19 million. The film did very well in Australia placing fifth with $1.01 million on just 119 screens over the weekend and has earned $1.57 million including previews. In neighboring New Zealand the film has done even better, (taking into account the relative size of the two markets), earning $979,000 in two weeks, including $280,000 on 52 screens this past weekend.
  • No major openings left Norbit falling to 15th place with $1.77 million on 1292 screens in 42 markets for a total of $58.36 million.
  • Music and Lyrics landed in 16th place with $1.76 million on 1494 screens in 38 markets for a total of $83.24 million. The film opened in Russia over the weekend earning $664,000 on 196 screens placing fourth in the process. The film still has a couple major markets left to open in, but it is rapidly running out of real estate to reach $100 million internationally.
  • Despite no major or midlevel openings, Bridge to Terabithia remained solid down just 24% to $1.65 million on 1222 screens in 13 markets for a total of $27.02 million. This includes France were it was down just 30%, the best week-to-week performance in the top ten there; over the weekend the film added $1.28 million on 557 screens for a three-week total of $6.10 million.
  • Tokyo Tower: Mom And Me And Sometimes Dad opened with $1.65 million on 329 screens in its native Japan. That was strong enough for frist in the market and 18th overall.
  • Vollidiot, which means Complete Idiot in German, opened in third place in its native Germany. There is made $1.59 million on 508 screens, which was enough for 20th place internationally.
  • Blades of Glory is still only playing in the U.K., but it showed signs of life down a mere 28% to $1.47 million over the weekend for a total of $5.97 million.
  • Ensemble, C'est Tout added $1.44 million on 497 screens in 3 markets for a total of $13.76 million. $13.60 million of that has come from France, including $1.43 million on 470 screens this past weekend.
  • Epic Movie fell 10 spots to 22nd with $1.36 million on 1574 screens in 16 markets for a total of $37.22 million.
  • Disturbia started its international run off with $1.32 million on 246 screens in 2 markets. Those two markets were Australia at $1.21 million on 211 screens over the weekend and $1.60 million in total and New Zealand at $113,000 on 46 screens over the weekend and $126,000 in total. This isn't as strong as its domestic debut, but just average.
  • Night at the Museum was finally knocked out of top spot in Japan, but it still earned $1.22 million on 541 screens over the weekend and $27.29 million in total. Overall the film has made $318.37 million, including $1.25 million on 655 screens in 16 markets this weekend.
  • Waiting for a Miracle remained in top spot in Russia with $1.21 million on 457 screens for a two-week total of $3.97 million. Overall it fell to 25th place with $1.24 million on 503 screens in three markets for a total of $4.15 million.
  • Goodbye Bafana opened in 26th place with $1.21 million on 449 screens in 5 markets over the weekend and $1.70 million in total. Most of this came from France where it pulled in $1.06 million on 301 screens while it only managed $137,000 on 102 screens in Germany.
  • The Show Must Go On fell to third spot in South Korea and 27th overall with $1.16 million on 374 screens over the weekend while it lifted its total of $5.20 million.
  • Blood Diamond may have spent its last weekend on the international charts has it slipped to 28th place with $1.14 million on 519 screens in 14 markets. Of that weekend haul, $1.02 million on 285 screens came from Japan; the film has now made $3.56 million in that market and $107.98 million in total.
  • The Messengers, on the other hand, is just starting its international run as it added $1.13 million on 711 screens in 6 markets to its running tally of $8.27 million. While the film added a number of smaller markets, it was Spain where it earned the largest share of its weekend box office. There is added $424,000 on 245 screens for a three-week total of $3.92 million.
  • Goal! 2: Living the Dream... charted for the first time in 30th place with $1.09 million on 350 screens in 3 markets for a total of $4.03 million. This includes a fifth place opening in Mexico where it managed $650,000 on 260 screens over the weekend and $792,000 in total; this is better than expected, but still quite terrible.
  • Curse Of The Golden Flower opened in the U.K. in eighth place with $711,000 on 223 screens. Overall the film added $982,000 on 496 screens in 10 markets for a total of $58.72 million.
  • Hot Fuzz isn't showing the same box office drawing power outside of the U.K., but no one really expected it would. This weekend it fell off the charts but still added $863,000 on 428 screens in 8 markets to its total of $47.70 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Night at the Museum, Blades of Glory, Ghost Rider, Norbit, Bridge to Terabithia, Disturbia, Stomp the Yard, Blood Diamond, TMNT, Music and Lyrics, Shooter, Epic Movie, The Messengers, The Reaping, Hot Fuzz, Das Leben der Anderen, Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia, Sunshine, Goal! 2: Living the Dream...