Follow us on

International Details - Box Office Broken

June 10th, 2007

With no worldwide opening this weekend, several studios tried to open / expand smaller films hoping to take advantage of the lull. Despite this influx of competition, Fracture was able to hold strong dipping just one place with sixth with $2.25 million on 1018 screens in 16 markets for a total of $22.33 million internationally. The film wasn't able to top $1 million in any single market, but came closest in France with $671,000 over the weekend for a $7.20 million running total.

  • 28 Weeks Later remained in seventh place, again, thanks in part to a pair of third place openings in Russia and Mexico. In the former it made $689,000 on 148 screens while in the latter it made $524,000 on 322 screens. Overall it earned $2.02 million on 1015 screens in 16 markets for a disappointing total of $16.47 million so far.
  • Dai-Nipponjin opened in its native Japan earning $1.86 million on 221 screens; that was enough for second in the market and eighth internationally.
  • Shooter returned to the charts in ninth place with $1.63 million on 735 screens in 37 markets for a total of $44.64 million. Almost all of its growth came from Japan where it opened in sixth place with $624,000 on 213 screens, however, given its small per screen average, it won't last long there and this puts $100 million worldwide almost assuredly out of reach.
  • The Pleasure Of Your Company, a.k.a. Wedding Daze, started its international run two-and-a-half months before its domestic run. It opened with a surprisingly strong second place in the U.K. with $1.60 million on 345 screens, which is about equivalent to a $10 million opening here.
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday grew by 15% this weekend to $1.59 million on 1720 screens in 38 markets for a total of $181.38 million, however, it still fell out of the top 10. The film opened in Taiwan over the weekend and earned more thasn double what the original debut with scoring $200,000 on 50 screens.
  • What could be the most confusing international run ever, Grindhouse debut on the charts with $1.50 million on 417 screens in 4 markets, at least part of it did. In most international markets the film is being split up and this week Death Proof made its debut internationally, including scoring a second place, $1.18 million debut on 343 screens in Italy. When Terror Planet opens in Russia in a few weeks, things will get mighty confusing.
  • You almost never see a Thai film chart internationally, but that's just what Teng Nong Khon Maha-Hia did this past weekend when it opened in its native market with $1.42 million on 176 screens. The action / comedy sequel to last year's Nong Teng Nakleng-pukaotong dominated the market earning almost twice as much as second place Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End while improving upon its predecessors opening by roughly 50%.
  • Shoot Out At Lokhandwala dipped just 11% over the weekend, but that was still enough to push it from 6th to 14th with $1.34 million on 428 screens in 17 markets for a two-week total of $5.77 million.
  • Turistas charted for the film time placing 15th with $1.20 million on 418 screens in 2 markets for a total of $3.11 million. The film's best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it opened with $808,000 on 292 screens while it managed just $390,000 on 126 in Italy.
  • Premonition returned to the charts with $1.12 million on 576 screens in 7 markets for a total of $20.36 million. The film managed a third place, $371,000 opening on 123 screens in Brazil while it took in $80,000 on 15 screens in Hong Kong, also scoring third place.
That's it for the million dollar movies, but we do have updated running tallies for several others.

Filed under: International Box Office, Ghost Rider, Bridge to Terabithia, Premonition, Shooter, Fracture, Babel, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Grindhouse, Turistas, Shoot Out at Lokhandwala, Dai-Nipponjin, Teng Nong Khon Maha-Hia, Wedding Daze, 300, 28 Weeks Later