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International Details - Die Hard still has Life Left

August 12th, 2007

A couple of notes before we get to the details. Firstly, as mention on Wednesday, full numbers were late this week leaving us with mostly studio estimates. Here are the full numbers for the top five.

  1. The Simpsons Movie: $46.60 million on 6561 screens in 75 markets for a total of $183.63 million
  2. The Transformers: $29.67 million on 6118 screens in 50 markets for a total of $296.71 million
  3. Ratatouille: $25.69 million on 6957 screens in 27 markets for a total of $84.26 million
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: $25.06 million on 8338 screens in 59 markets for a total of $509.52 million
  5. D-War: $13.79 million on 689 screens in 1 market for a total of $19.66 million
As you can see, the final numbers weren't that different from the estimates, however, Ratatouille was able to top Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for third place.

Secondly, summer has more or less ended internationally. While there are still a few weeks of summer like numbers left, the days of one or two films dominating the marketplace with only a handful others reaching $1 million or more are over, at least till next summer. This means we return to the regular format from now till next May, unless results warrant otherwise.

Live Free or Die Hard was knocked out of the top five but still earned $7.15 million on 317 screens in 29 markets for a total of $192.83 million. The film opened in first place in four markets, with the biggest being Brazil at $1.60 million on 352 screens over the weekend and $2.07 million in total. At this pace the film would hit $200 million this weekend, even if it didn't open in Australia, while it will top Die Hard with a Vengeance's worldwide total shortly.

  • May 18 held well in South Korean despite the strong competition as the film added $6.62 million on 475 screens for a two-week total of $22.74 million.
  • Evan Almighty climbed into the top ten for the first time during its run with $5.61 million on 1402 screens in 15 markets for a still early total of $12.16 million. Among its openings was the U.K. where it picking up $2.34 million on 422 screens, but that was only enough for fourth place. On the other hand, the film placed second in Mexico with $1.29 million on 355 screens and Brazil with $1.01 million on 200.
  • Shrek the Third is coasting on holdovers at the moment adding $3.14 million on 3238 screens in 35 markets for a total of $406.56 million. It was able to become the 27th film to earn $400 million internationally while it is currently in 28th place worldwide, but this is still lower than expected.
  • Flash Point, a.k.a. City With No Mercy, opened in a few markets, including China where it opened with $1.45 million. Overall the film pulled in $2.47 million on 362 screens in 3 markets during its first weekend of release.
  • Secret opened in Thailand and two other markets pulling in $2.16 million on 436 screens over the weekend and $3.07 million in total.
  • Masked Rider Den-o opened in fourth place in Japan with $2.05 million on 265 screens, which was enough for 13th place internationally.
  • Hairspray was knocked out of the top ten win $1.93 million on 424 screens in 4 markets for a total of $16.57 million. This includes no major, or even midlevel openings, which makes its 35% drop-off even more impressive. The film's best market remains the U.K. where it added $857,000 on 355 screens for a total of $15.97 million and that is inline with its domestic total, taking into account the size of the two markets.
  • Cash debuted in 14th place with $1.92 million on 584 screens in 16 markets, which was a good start in most markets.
  • Another Japanese film, Naruto Shippuden: The Movie, opened in fifth place in its native market and 15th overall with $1.86 million on 250 screens.
  • A HREF=http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2007/0POK7.php>Pokemon 2007 continues to outperform expectations with $1.85 million on 351 screens over the weekend and $26.70 million in total. This was enough for sixth place in its native market and 16th place overall.
  • Grindhouse climbed to $1.81 million this past weekend for a total of $22.23 million, but for the first time during its run Planet Terror pulled in more than Death Proof over the weekend. The former earned $932,000 on 485 screens in 15 markets for a $2.93 million total while the latter added $873,000 on 634 screens in 19 markets for a $19.40 million total.
  • Partner added $1.57 million on 493 screens in 14 markets for a total of $19.43 million. It is becoming on of the biggest his out of India in the past year.
  • Monkey Magic is the fourth Japanese film to chart this week as it added $1.53 million on 461 screens to its running tally of $21.30 million.
  • Knocked Up had a rough week down 50% to $1.52 million on 515 screens in 8 markets for a total of $15.31 million. It did open in a few markets, but they were all of the smaller variety, while its biggest single market was still Russia despite its 81% drop-off there to $356,000 over the weekend and $2.73 million in total. However steep that is, and its very steep, it is important to remember that the film has already earned much more than the $1.63 million The 40-Year Old Virgin earned in total there.
  • License To Wed started its international run in earnest this past weekend in 21st place with $1.38 million on 363 screens in 7 markets for a very early total of $1.84 million. Much of this came from Australia where it opened in third place with $949,000 on 187 screens, which is nearly identical to its opening here, if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets.
  • Epitaph opened in fourth place in South Korea with $1.31 million on 201 screens over the weekend and $2.06 million in total.
  • Because I Said So climbed back into the charts with $1.30 million on 347 screens in 8 markets for a total of $18.17 million. This was mostly thanks to its fourth place, $990,000 opening on 219 screens in Germany.
  • Ocean's Thirteen fell to 24th place with $1.29 million on 976 screens in 39 markets for a total of $161.66 million internationally and $277.54 million worldwide. This is more than enough for the film to earn a profit early in its home market run, but lower than expected.
  • 1408 was one of a handful of film to return to the charts this week. It was able to accomplish that feat thanks to its opening in South Korea where it finished seventh. It pulled in $774,000 on 182 screens over the weekend and $1.19 million in total in that market while overall it added $1.27 million on 367 screens in 6 markets for a very early total of $5.26 million.
  • Ghandi, My Father opened in 26th place with $1.13 million on 398 screens in 14 markets, which was lower than expected.
  • Surf's Up returned to the charts but failed to crack $1 million with $943,000 on 303 screens in 10 markets for a very disappointing total of $7.55 million so far. The film opened in several smaller markets bombing in nearly all of them. Its best market was Turkey where it managed second place with $133,000 on 50 screens.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End slipped below the $1 million market but still made the top 30 with $937,000 on 1066 screens in 18 markets for a total of $647.11 million internationally and $954.42 million worldwide.
  • Fracture also returned to the charts scoring 29th place with $870,000 on 266 screens in 10 markets for a total of $38.07 million. Most of this came from Australia where it earned $651,000 on 140 screens, placing fourth in the process.
  • Vacancy grew by 23%, but still fell to 30th place with $870,000 on 598 screens in 21 markets for a total of $8.52 million. Its biggest market was France, but it only managed ninth place there with $333,000 on 146 screens.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Shrek the Third, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Knocked Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Hairspray, Ocean's Thirteen, Evan Almighty, Surf's Up, License to Wed, Because I Said So, Fracture, Grindhouse, Vacancy, Partner, Gandhi, My Father, Pokemon 2007: Diamond & Pearl, Monkey Magic, Dao huo xian, Hwaryeohan hyuga, Bu neng shuo de. mi mi, Gekijô ban naruto: Shippûden, Masked Rider Den-o, Epitaph, Cash, 1408