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International Top Five - Box Office is far from Wild

April 25th, 2007

With Spider-man 3 just around the corner, theater owners worldwide are clearing room for what is expected to be a record-breaking run. This has led to a recent downturn in the box office both domestically and internationally. Even so, there are a few reasons to celebrate, including the continued strong performance by Mr. Bean's Holiday, which remained in top spot for the fourth weekend in a row, pulling in $13.51 million on 5,928 screens in 44 markets for a total of $145.30 million. That was enough, in the end, to beat Wild Hogs into second place.

Bean opened in first place in France with an estimated $2.4 million on 300 screens, which was more than double Shooter, its nearest competition. As far as holdovers go, it made $1.66 million on 498 screens during its fourth weekend in U.K. for a total of $39.52 million in that market. At this pace Mr. Bean's Holiday should be able to top Hot Fuzz and its $41.94 million to become the biggest hit in that market so far this year. The film still has a number of markets left to open in, including major ones like Japan and South Korea, and depending on how well it does there, it could crack $200 million internationally.

Early reports had Wild Hogs leading the way on the international charts, but once the full numbers were in it had to settle for second place with $11.60 million on 3,204 screens in 36 markets and now has $42.11 million. The film has a number of openings this weekend including two major markets, Germany and Italy. Lowbrow humor tends to do very well in Germany, so it comes as little surprise that the film was able to win top spot with $3.02 million on 583 screens. It also did well in Italy but had to settle for second place with $1.24 million on 292 screens. The film also maintained first place in the U.K. with $1.91 million on 416 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $6.47 million.

Perfect Stranger climbed a spot to third with $8.85 million on 3,486 screens in 63 markets for a total of just $20.66 million. The film has very few markets left to open in and this is bad news for its business. This weekend it was able to crack $1 million in just one market, Russia, where it earned second place with $1.60 million on 275 screens. The film also did reasonable business in Mexico, taking first place with $925,000 on 300 screens while earning fourth in Australia with $827,000 on 208. Overall the film's best market remains Spain where it has made $3.25 million, including $868,000 on 363 screens this past weekend.

Shooter climbed into the top five for the first time with $8.49 million on 2,728 screens in 49 markets for a total of $19.37 million. The film's best opening came in Australia where is placed first with $1.28 million on 186 screens while its biggest opening came in France where it placed second with an estimated $1.4 million on 250 screens. It wasn't able to crack $1 million in any of its numerous holdovers, but was able to come reasonably close in the U.K. with $856,000 on 305 screens for a two-week total of $3.04 million.

300 fell to fifth place with $7.29 million on 4,499 screens in 55 markets for a total of $216.14 million internationally. The film was down 46% this past weekend, which was one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs on the charts, but it is also just wrapping up its run and this is to be expected. Its best markets over the weekend were Germany, where it earned just over $1 million ($1.05 million on 643 screens), and Australia where it earned just under $1 million ($975,000 on 293).

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Filed under: International Box Office, Wild Hogs, Shooter, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Perfect Stranger, 300