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International Top Five - Wild About Bean

May 2nd, 2007

There was a very close one-two punch at the international box office this past weekend with Wild Hogs just beating out Mr. Bean's Holiday $7.62 million to $7.42 million. Hogs had only one mid-level opening this weekend, but pulling in $74,000 on 47 screens in Turkey is barely worth noting. On the other hand, the film added $1.68 million on 583 screens in Germany to its two-week total of $5.28 million while adding $1.31 million on 412 screens in the U.K. for a three-week total of $8.54 million. Overall it earned $7.62 million on 385 screens in 40 markets for a running tally of $55.43 million.

While Mr. Bean's Holiday was finally knocked out of top spot, it still performed well with $7.42 million on 4,196 screens in 47 markets for a total of $156.24 million. For the most part, the film had to rely on holdovers this weekend and there's not much to report for individual markets. However, it did cross $40 million in the U.K. and that is more than the original earned back in 1997. That film made more than $250 million worldwide, but that seems out of reach for Mr. Bean's Holiday.

Shooter remained in the top five with $5.46 million on 2,119 screens in 47 markets for a total of $28.11 million after a month on the international scene. While the film has been able to place in the top five two weeks in a row, this is not a sign of strength internationally, merely a sign of weak competition. It did open well in South Korea with $1.39 million on 155 screens, including midweek numbers, and remained in top spot in Australia with $811,000 on 188 screens over the weekend and $2.78 million in total. However, in both cases the raw numbers were weak despite the high rankings.

Next started its international run in fourth place with $5.36 million on 1,471 screens in 12 markets, but this is only a mediocre start at best. The film was able to grab first place in the U.K. with $1.59 million on 357 screens, which is a better start than it managed domestically, but that's not saying much. It also placed first in Russia ($1.5 million on 397 screens); France ($1.4 million on 400); Turkey ($285,000 on 80); and Belgium ($152,000 on 43). But again, the raw numbers were barely better than its domestic start and the higher ranking was due to weaker competition.

Perfect Stranger nearly fell out of the top five with $4.16 million on 2,555 screens in 48 markets for a total of $27.79 million. It wasn't able to crack $1 million in any single market, with Spain coming the closest at $868,000 on 363 screens over the weekend and $3.25 million in total.

Next week the top five should be a lot more exciting with early reports having Spider-Man 3 breaking records across Europe and Asia.

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