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International Top Five - Ultimatum Ultimate Bourne Film

September 12th, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum regained top spot as it became the fist film from the Bourne franchise to cross $300 million worldwide while it is about a week from being the highest grossing film internationally as well. Over the weekend the film added $15.79 million on 3341 screens in 38 markets for a total of $98.24 million internationally and $308.53 million worldwide. It was aided by two openings in major markets as it scored first place in both Germany, ($4.65 million on 703 screens), and Mexico, ($1.43 million on 385 screens). Meanwhile, the film is still doing swift business in holdovers like Australia with $3.25 million on 402 screens over the weekend and $10.08 million in total and the U.K. with $2.21 million on 457 screens over the weekend and $40.63 million in total. The Bourne Ultimatum opens in France and South Korea this week while it doesn't hit Italy and Japan till November and by then it could have $200 million internationally.

Finally. Another major market opening for Ratatouille as it climbed back into second place with $9.08 million on 2908 screens in 34 markets for a total of $201.50 million internationally and $403.50 million worldwide. The opening came in Australia where it had to settle for second place with $2.80 million on 375 screens over the weekend and $2.91 million including previews. This is below the opening Cars managed last year, but that film had a better release date. Hopefully better reviews will give it longer legs and help it top the $13.45 Cars earned in total. In the meantime, Ratatouille spent its sixth week atop the French box office as it added $2.24 million on 720 screens over the weekend for a total of $54.58 million.

Hero, the adaptation of a Japanese TV show led its native market with $8.92 million on 475 screens, which was enough for third place internationally.

Shrek the Third fell from first to fourth as it plummeted 55% to $8.00 million on 1678 screens in 21 markets for a total of $451.04 million. This was mirrored by a 48% drop-off during its second weekend in Italy where it added $4.24 million on 398 screens, lifting its total to $20.22 million.

Okay, this is just damn spooky. For the fourth weekend in a row, Rush Hour 3 managed fifth place on the international charts as it added $5.09 million on 2310 screens in 27 markets for a total of $62.59 million. Brazil was the film's biggest opening but it only managed second place there with $627,000 on 180 screens. This meant it had to rely on holdover like Germany where it added $775,000 on 595 screens for a total of $10.38 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Shrek the Third, The Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, Rush Hour 3, Hero