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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.

  • 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.
There were also a couple updates for long-running releases:
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Filed under: International Box Office, Night at the Museum, Blades of Glory, Ghost Rider, Meet the Robinsons, Bridge to Terabithia, Disturbia, Rocky Balboa, The Good Shepherd, Blood Diamond, TMNT, Music and Lyrics, Fracture, The Number 23, Hannibal Rising, The Reaping, Hot Fuzz, Happily N'Ever After, Das Leben der Anderen, The Last Legion, Sunshine, Alpha Dog