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International Details - 300's Last Stab at Glory

May 6th, 2007

300 was knocked out of the top five this week but still added $3.82 million on 3,537 screens in 52 markets for a total of $223.77 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but that's about it at this point and there's little hope that the movie will hit any more milestones from now until then. However, it is already a massive hit and a huge financial boon for the studio, so everything it does earn will be pure gravy.

  • The Reaping was very close behind with $3.80 million on 2,219 screens in 41 markets but so far as made just $26.80 million. The film's biggest opening came in Turkey where it placed third with $190,000 on 71 screens, which is average for the market and in line with the rest of the film's run.
  • Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure remained in first place in Japan with $2.75 million on 328 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $7.93 million.
  • Sunshine added $2.73 million on 2,545 screens in 40 markets to take its total to $22.84 million. It is already starting to shed screens and markets and worldwide will have trouble matching its $50 million budget.
  • Gegege No Kitaro opened in Japan with $2.69 million on 339 screen; this was enough for second place in the market and 10th place internationally.
  • The Number 23 had another week of strong growth and was almost able to climb into the top ten with $2.50 million on 949 screens in 16 markets for a total of $33.00 million. The film opened in third place in Italy with $879,000 on 258 screens over the weekend and $1.69 million in total while it placed fourth in Australia with $470,000 on 111 screens over the weekend and $627,000 in total.
  • Epic Movie returned to the charts thanks almost entirely to its first place, $1.51 million opening on 247 screens in Italy. This is a rather surprising opening since this is not the type of film that generally does well in the market. The film also opened well in a couple of midlevel markets, earning $191,000 on 27 screens in Denmark (including previews), and $135,000 on 49 screens in Holland. Overall, it climbed to 12th place with $2.29 million on 811 screens in 16 markets for a total of $41.22 million, which is just more than it managed to earn domestically.
  • Babel also returned to the charts, taking in $2.28 million on 435 screens in 7 markets for a total of $87.94 million. All but a rounding error of that came from 353 screens in Japan, which was enough to place third in that market. Strangely, there have been some reports of people becoming nauseous while watching the movie there.
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum opened in 14th place with $2.27 million on 519 screens in 17 markets. This includes a ninth place opening in the U.K. with $464,000 on 50 screens. Meanwhile in India, exact figures were not released but reports are the film opened a little softer than expected, but still strong enough to be considered a midlevel hit.
  • Meet the Robinsons fell to 15th place with $2.22 million on 2,765 screens in 27 markets for a total of $45.49 million. The film is taking a break from new openings while the first wave of summer blockbusters dominates the marketplace, but will start back up again later in the summer and continues to open in major markets right through mid-October.
  • Music and Lyrics earned $1.98 million on 1,288 screens in 31 markets over the weekend, lifting its total to $90.81 million on the international scene. The film held on very well in Spain, down just 23% to $902,000 on 310 screens for a two-week total of $2.34 million. However, it has no major openings left, and will likely end its run just shy of $100 million internationally, but that is still a very strong run.
  • Crayon Sinchan 15 fell to fourth place in Japan and 17th place internationally after taking in $1.93 million on 305 screens during its second weekend of release for a running tally of $6.18 million.
  • A Murder in Kuk Rak Island took top spot in South Korea for the third weekend in a row down a mere 21% to $1.92 million on 313 screens over the weekend and $11.34 million in total.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $1.64 million on 2,167 screens in 31 markets for a total of $29.72 million internationally. This includes a disappointing sixth place debut in South Korea where it earned $441,000 on 207 screens over the weekend and $486,000 in total.
  • The Lives of Others continues to climb towards $50 million internationally and is now about two weeks away from getting there. This after placing 20th this past weekend with $1.47 million on 691 screens in 13 markets for a total of $47.60 million. The largest single market was the U.K. where it placed 10th with $433,000 on 98 screens for a three-week total of $2.28 million, while it remained in seventh place in Italy with $266,000 on 101 screens for a total of $2.30 million after four weeks.
  • Premonition returned to the charts thanks to its $1.32 million, first place debut on 251 screens in Spain. The film finished in 21st place overall with $1.41 million on 442 screens in 4 markets and now has $12.36 million internationally.
  • Mio Fratello E' Figlio Unico slipped to second place in Italy with $1.37 million on 477 screens over the weekend while lifting its running tally to $4.98 million after two.
  • Fracture added $1.33 million on 430 screens in 5 markets to its very early international total of $4.19 million. Almost all of this has come from the U.K. where it slipped to third with $1.16 million on 361 screens over the weekend and $3.79 million in total.
  • The Good Shepherd fell to 24th place with $1.30 million on 684 screens in 13 markets for a total of $28.40 million.
  • Curse Of The Golden Flower returned to the charts, again, thanks mostly to the film's debut in Australia. It managed 10th place there with $251,000 on 64 screens over the weekend and $328,000 in total while overall it picking up $1.30 million on 521 screens in 15 markets for a total of $61.21 million.
  • Please Don't Go opened in third place in France with $1.28 million on 252 screens while earning $14,000 on 11 screens in Belgium.
  • Hannibal Rising nearly fell out of the top 30 earning $1.17 million on 518 screens in 8 markets for a total of $49.85 million. The film had the worst week-to-week performance in the top ten in Japan, down 40% to $768,000 on 279 screens, but given its starting per screen average, this is not a surprise.
  • Disturbia added $1.05 million on 526 screens in 6 markets for a total of $5.37 million internationally. The film's first big test will come in August when it opens in Germany, Italy, France and Spain in close succession, but early results are mostly promising. I don't expect it to be a major hit, but it should earn enough to be a financial success.
  • Bridge to Terabithia grew by 24% as it climbed into 29th place with $1.03 million on 1,237 screens in 14 markets for a total of $29.68 million. The film has done reasonably well so far, given its target demographic and it still has a few major markets left to open in.
  • Blades of Glory just held on to a spot in the top thirty with $995,000 on 376 screens in 3 markets for a total of $9.86 million. $9.82 million of that total has come from the U.K., including $926,000 on 353 screens this past weekend.
  • Reno 911!: Miami started its international run in the U.K. but missed the top ten there with $276,000 on 136 screens. This is not surprising since the TV show it is based on is not a big hit there; it's more of a cult hit here.
  • Hot Fuzz is just wrapping up its first leg of its international release and is coming very close to $50 million with $48.93 million. It has no major or even mid-level market openings until mid-June when it opens in Germany, but has already made enough to assure profitability by its initial push into the U.K. home market.


Filed under: International Box Office, Blades of Glory, Meet the Robinsons, Bridge to Terabithia, Disturbia, The Good Shepherd, TMNT, Music and Lyrics, Premonition, Epic Movie, Fracture, The Number 23, Babel, Hannibal Rising, The Reaping, Hot Fuzz, Reno 911!: Miami, Das Leben der Anderen, Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia, Sunshine, Ta Ra Rum Pum, 300