International Details - Reaping the Rewards
April 29th, 2007
The Reaping climbed into sixth place this past weekend with $5.98 million on 2634 screens in 39 markets for a total of just $20.38 million. The film had a couple respectable openings including South Korea where it made $1.17 million on 129 screens over the weekend and $1.34 million in total while it took in $335,000 in Brazil. However, in most markets the film stumbled, like in France where is placed seventh with $684,000 or the the U.K. where it placed eighth with $622,000 on 282 screens. The film debuted in ninth place in Australia, ($405,000 on 133 screens); in Russia, ($261,000 on 111); and in Germany, ($247,000 on 201). Mexico became the film's best market as it has pulled in $4.45 million in three weeks, including $589,000 on 350 screens this past weekend; this is just ahead of the $4.25 million the film has earned in Spain, but it only managed $334,000 on 299 screens this past weekend and will quickly disappear there.
There were also a couple updates for long-running releases:
- Sunshine slipped a spot to seventh with $5.65 million on 3042 screens in 42 markets for a total of $18.06 million. So far the film has been almost completely unable to find any traction on the international scenes; for instance, the film was only able to open in fifth place in both Germany, ($681,000 on 443 screens), and Italy, ($427,000 on 238), while placing seventh in its debut in South Korea, ($454,000 on 129 screens including midweek numbers). On the other hand, it did respectable business in Spain opening in third place with $976,000 on 299 screens.
- Meet the Robinsons fell out of the top five with $3.89 million on 3223 screens in 36 markets for a total of $42.11 million. The film only had one new opening this past weekend, but it struggled in South Korea with just $339,000 on 105 screens over the weekend and $374,000 in total. The film is about halfway done its international run and should be able to top its domestic total when all is said and done.
- Detective Conan Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure opened in first place in Japan with $3.83 million on 328 screens.
- Music and Lyrics returned to the top ten with $2.84 million on 1545 screens in 37 markets for a total of $87.16 million. The film was able to secure top spot in Spain with $1.17 million on 307 screens but bombed in Japan with just $608,000 on 213.
- Crayon Sinchan opened in second place in Japan with $2.55 million on 305 screens.
- A Murder in Kuk Rak Island held very well in South Korea as it was down just 35% to $2.40 million on 353 screens over the weekend and $8.34 million in total. That was strong enough to remain in first place in the market while it slipped to 12th internationally.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to disappoint adding $2.27 million on 2368 screens in 35 markets for a total of $27.11 million.
- The Good Shepherd returned to the charts with $2.08 million on 838 screens in 13 markets for a total of $26.19 million. There were only two openings of note this weekend; its biggest was South Korea where it opened in ninth place with $266,000 on 84 screens over the weekend and $304,000 in total. On the other hand, its best came from Belgium where it placed second with $176,000 on 56 screens over the weekend and $233,000 in total.
- Hannibal Rising returned to the charts as well with $1.91 million on 540 screens in 8 markets for a total of $47.88 million. Most of this came from the film's fourth place, $1.29 million opening on 277 screens in Japan. However, given its per theater average, it is not likely that it will last long in that market.
- Mio Fratello E' Figlio Unico, which is a French film, opened in first place in Italy with $1.91 million on 484 screens.
- The Lives of Others slipped just 3% this weekend to $1.90 million on 718 screens in 14 markets for a total of $45.25 million. This growth came from the U.K. where it grew 26% to $563,000 on 97 screens for a two-week total of $1.40 million.
- Fracture started its international run in three markets, but the biggest by far was the U.K. where it opened in second place with $1.71 million on 360 screens while overall it made $1.86 million on 405 screens.
- Thanks to a good opening in Spain, The Number 23 was able to climb into 19th place with $1.67 million on 662 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.09 million. In that market the film earned second spot with $1.16 million on 295 screens, which was less than $20,000 from top spot.
- The Last Legion, which is a French / British co-production opened in first place in Russia with $1.64 million on 374 screens. The film doesn't open in most markets until August, but this is a relatively good start. However, opening first in Russia is not a good sign overall.
- Rocky Balboa was one of several films to make a comeback on the charts, in this case it finished in 21st place with $1.37 million on 329 screens in 4 markets for a total of $79.58 million. Of that, $1.15 million came on 311 screens over the weekend in Japan while it managed $1.78 million including previews. So far the film has made more than enough to be considered a financial success, and even if it doesn't last long in this market, the studio is probably very happy.
- Blades of Glory added the United Arab Emirate to the list of countries it is playing in, which now all the way up to 2. The film made $50,000 on 17 screens in the new market while adding $1.32 million on 360 screens in the U.K. So far it has made $8.30 million there, which is well back of its domestic total, even taking into account the size differences between the two markets.
- Tokyo Tower: Mom And Me And Sometimes Dad opened fell to third in Japan despite dropping just 19% to $1.33 million on 329 screens. Overall the film has made $5.28 million in the market.
- My Tutor Friend 2 opened in second place in South Korea with $1.31 million on 249 screens over the weekend and $1.54 million in total.
- Disturbia fell to 25th place with $1.29 million on 497 screens in 4 markets for a total of $3.63 million after two weeks of release. It opened in Mexico in fourth place with $510,000 on 225 screens, but that's just average. Its legs were merely average in Australia down 48% to $624,000 on 211 screens for a total of $2.77 million.
- Vollidiot rose to third place in Germany wit $1.19 million on 511 screens for a total of $3.17 million. The film also expanded into Austria taking in $48,000 on 32 screens.
- Le Prix A Payer nearly fell off the charts landing in 27th place with $1.12 million on 444 screens in France for a total of $7.50 million.
- Alpha Dog returned to the charts thanks to a fifth place, $906,000 opening on 190 screens in the U.K. Adding in smaller markets the film earned $1.01 million on 329 screens in 12 markets for a total of $11.54 million.
- Happily N'Ever After bombed in its debut in Mexico earning just $397,000 on 171 screens, which is well below what most family films make there. However, that was still enough for the film to return to the charts with $980,000 on 799 screens in 10 markets for an international total of $6.56 million.
- Bridge to Terabithia just managed to grab a spot in the top 30 with $831,000 on 980 screens in 12 markets for a total of $28.38 million. The fell held reasonably well in France adding $694,000 on 538 screens for a total of $7.12 million so far. Next weekend the film opens in the U.K., it's the local counter-programming to Spider-man 3, and how well it does in that role will go a long way in determining how well the rest of its run will be.
Filed under: International Box Office
, Night at the Museum
, Blades of Glory
, Ghost Rider
, Meet the Robinsons
, Bridge to Terabithia
, Rocky Balboa
, The Good Shepherd
, Blood Diamond
, Music and Lyrics
, The Number 23
, Hannibal Rising
, The Reaping
, Hot Fuzz
, Happily N'Ever After
, Das Leben der Anderen
, The Last Legion
, Alpha Dog