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International Details - Knocked Up Leaps Up

September 2nd, 2007

Knocked Up went from barely making the top 30 to nearly hitting the top five after adding $6.89 million on 1628 screens in 19 markets. The film now has a total of $25.54 million internationally while its worldwide total hit $173.34 million. To put this into perspective, The 40-Year Old Virgin earned $177.34 million and Knocked Up has yet to open in France, Spain, Italy, and many other significant markets. This week it did open in two major markets, the U.K. and Germany. In the former it had to settle for second place with $3.08 million on 423 screens while in the later it topped the charts with $2.11 million on 597 screens. In both markets this represents a small drop-off from The 40-Year Old Virgin, but the movie has already covered its total cost, so there's little reason to complain.

  • The Transformers slipped one more spot to seventh with $5.67 million on 3903 screens in 50 markets for a total of $367.10 million internationally. This includes $1.47 million on 560 screens during its fourth weekend in Japan, where it has now brought in $27.62 million.
  • Evan Almighty rose to eighth place with $5.31 million on 2760 screens in 34 markets for a total of $40.70 million. The film opened in first place in Spain, which is one of the few pieces of good news it has earned during its run, but with an opening of $1.75 million on 441 screens, the celebration will be muted.
  • Heyy Babyy debuted in ninth place with $4.34 million on 763 screens in 15 markets. This is a great start and should be more than enough to make the studio happy.
  • May 18 climbed back into the top 10 with $3.91 million on 317 screens over the weekend for a total of $45.27 million in South Korean.
  • D-War also remained potent in its native market adding $3.87 million on 369 screens for a total of $54.58 million. That was enough for second in that market and eleventh overall.
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer fell to 12th place with $3.36 million on 1964 screens in 12 markets for a total of $141.67 million. The film held on well in France down 42% to $1.58 million on 681 screens for a three week total of $11.50 million.
  • Surf's Up tumbled down more than 50% to $3.28 million on 1973 screens in 34 markets for a total of just $32.16 million. Most of the film's major markets are yet to come, but it will have to perform much better to cover its $100 million production budget.
  • Disturbia returned to the charts in 14th place with $2.84 million on 809 screens in 17 markets for a total of $15.14 million so far. The weekend numbers includes a sixth place opening in France with $1.34 million on 217 screens, but at least its per screen average was strong.
  • Live Free or Die Hard is coasting on holdovers this weekend as it added $2.67 million on 1629 screens in 17 markets for a total of $220.22 million. Worldwide the film now has $353.32 million but it is rapidly running out of places to earn the $12 million needed to overtake Die Hard with a Vengeance.
  • Holidays in South Korean helped Underground Rendezvous grow by 1% to $2.55 million on 257 screens over the weekend and $8.17 million in total.
  • Hairspray rose to 17th place with $2.38 million on 1021 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.40 million internationally. The film opened in fifth place in France with $1.48 million on 317 screens, which was disappointing, but the film beat expectations Stateside so it won't need to earn as much international to breakeven.
  • Changing Partners only managed fourth place in South Korean with $2.32 million on 258 screens over the weekend, but that was enough for 18th on the international chart while lifting its running tally to $6.35 million after two weeks.
  • License To Wed was relatively flat this week down 4% to $2.23 million on 1342 screens in 16 markets for a total of $14.20 million. The film bombed in France missing the top ten with just $183,000 on 77 screens while it did significantly better in Italy with $399,000 on 162 screens during its first full weekend of wide release for a total of $547,000.
  • No Reservations climbed into the top 20, barely, with $2.18 million on 756 screens in 16 markets for a total of $7.59 million. This includes a first place, $1.23 million opening on 235 screens in Australia, which is only a middling opening.
  • Stardust had the worst week-to-week drop of on the charts falling 56% to $2.12 million on 516 screens in 4 markets for a still early total of $12.58 million. While it did fall more than 10 placed to 21st spot, this should not be seen as a indication of poor legs; it did fall 69% in Russia to $547,000 on 261 screens for a three-week total of $7.40 million, but this isn't a terribly steep decline for Russia. Also, the film was able to take the most advantage of the holidays in South Korea growing by 30% to $1.85 million on 353 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.19 million after two. These two markets are not the most representative of the international box office as a whole, so I'm hesitant to make a solid prediction yet. However, next weekend it opens in Mexico while it debuts in Australia by the end of the month, and by then we will have a much clearer picture on where it will end up.
  • Gloss opened in its native Russia scoring first place with $2.09 million on 498 screens.
  • 3 Amis debuted in second place in France with $2.09 million on 460 screens, which was enough for 23rd place overall.
  • It was a milestone weekend for Ocean's Thirteen as it hit $300 million worldwide. It did this after pulling in $2.00 million on 694 screens in 28 markets and now has $184.61 million internationally and $301.49 million worldwide.
  • Life: Tears in Heaven opened in third place in Japan and 25th place internationally with $1.67 million on 289 screens.
  • Swindler In My Mom's House only managed fifth place in its native South Korea with $1.67 million on 284 screens over the weekend and $2.26 million in total, but that was still enough for 26th place internationally.
  • The Last Legion returned to the charts thanks to a second place, $1.65 million opening on 298 screens in Spain, the only international market it is currently playing in. So far the film has only made $6.16 million internationally and has a long, long way to go before it matches its $67 million production budget.
  • Chak De India fell just 19% to $1.60 million on 473 screens in 15 markets for a total of $13.85 million, which is very high for this type of film.
  • Taxi 4 returned to the charts thanks to its opening in Japan. There the French film debuted in seventh spot with $1.10 million on 237 screens. Overall the film added $1.46 million on 286 screens in 4 markets for a total of $58.58 million, more than $30 million of which came from France.
  • Bratz: The Movie nearly fell out of the top 30 this week earning $1.45 million on 678 screens in 5 markets for a total of $6.25 million internationally. The film opened in eighth place in Spain with $554,000 on 219 screens while it fell 67% during its second weekend in the U.K. to $836,000 on 383 screens for a $5.37 million total. After the film bombed here, I assumed it wouldn't earn much of a release internationally, however, it has already earned more than I was expecting it to and it could bring in enough to eventually show a profit.
That's it for the top 30, but Sicko did starts its international run in earnest this past weekend pulling in $891,000 on 424 screens in 8 markets for a total of $1.53 million so far. This includes a second place, $491,000 opening on 241 screens in Italy while it has made $600,000 so far in Australia. It is very unlikely that this film will match Michael Moore's previous film, but a movie about the American health care system just doesn't have the international appeal that Fahrenheit 9/11 did.


Filed under: International Box Office, Transformers, Knocked Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hairspray, Ocean's Thirteen, Evan Almighty, Disturbia, Surf's Up, License to Wed, No Reservations, Stardust, Sicko, D-War, Bratz, The Last Legion, Hey Baby, Chak De India, Hwaryeohan hyuga, Underground Rendez-vous, Changing Partners, Tengoku de kimi ni aetara, Sarangbang Seonsu-wa Eomeoni, Glyanets, Taxi 4, 3 amis