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International Details - Chuck and Larry Hold of Late Charge by Die Hard

September 16th, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry soared into sixth place with $4.72 million on 1521 screens in 21 markets for a total of $14.61 million internationally. The film finally hit big in a non-English speaking market earning first place with $1.27 million on 364 screens in Russia, but was soft in its debuts in South Korea and Italy. In Italy it managed $683,000 on 198 screens, but that was a tiny fraction of the first place film, while in South Korea it managed just ninth place with $275,000 on 123 screens over the weekend and $312,000 in total.

  • Live Free or Die Hard returned to the charts in seventh place with $4.29 million on 995 screens in 10 markets for a total of $229.47 million. This includes a first place, $3.72 million debut on 552 screens in Spain. At the end of last weekend, the film had taken in $363.44 million worldwide, just behind Die Hard: With a Vengeance. It will top that figure shortly, but it won't earn $265 million internationally, which it would need to become the undisputed box office champion from the franchise.
  • Run, Fatboy, Run opened in its native market with $4.07 million on 461 screens. This is only a fraction of the $11.54 million Hot Fuzz opened with earlier in the year, but this is a different kind of film. That film made Roughly $80 million worldwide, over half of which came from the U.K.; this film won't make as much there, but could find more international success.
  • Knocked Up landed in ninth place with $4.03 million on 1486 screens in 22 markets for a total of $44.40 million. Its biggest opening came in Taiwan where it took in $178,000 on 51 screens while its biggest market overall was Germany with $1.41 million on 594 screens over the weekend and $7.02 million in total.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix its shedding screens and markets rather rapidly now, but it still managed a spot in the top ten with $3.66 million on 3510 screens in 44 markets for a total of $633.72 million internationally and $921.92 million worldwide. It won't take long for the film to top Dead Man's Chest on the international charts while it The Phantom Menace and The Two Towers will succumb on the worldwide as well.
  • The Simpsons Movie was also hit hard as it lost a number of screens and markets this weekend. It still added $3.44 million on 3268 screens in 22 markets for a total of $309.33 million and may hit $500 million worldwide before it opens in Japan. Speaking of which, its final market was moved up to December from March, which is a vote of confidence by the distributor.
  • Atonement opened in second place in the U.K. and 12th place overall with $3.31 million on 411 screens. This is a little lower than expected, especially since it re-united the star and director of Pride and Prejudice, but not so much so that it will affect it chances of profitability.
  • No Reservations few a few spots to 13 with $3.28 million on 1417 screens in 22 markets for a total of $18.00 million. There were no major openings to report, but it did debut in the Netherlands, ($415,000 on 75 screens), and Belgium, ($111,000 on 16 screens).
  • Disturbia also had no major openings, but in this case, it had no midlevel ones either. This left it down 29% to $2.88 million on 1133 screens in 26 markets for a total of $24.55 million.
  • Hairspray remained in 15th place with $2.65 million on 1214 screens in 26 markets for a total of $37.22 million. Its best opening of the weekend was Germany, but it only managed 5th place there with $573,000 on 230 screens.
  • My Father opened in first place in South Korea and 16th place overall with $2.53 million on 356 screens over the weekend while including weekdays the film has earned $2.92 million.
  • Evan Almighty was down 37% to $2.19 million on 1915 screens in 34 markets for a total of $51.97 million overall. The film will likely go down as the most expensive miss of the year.
  • Placing 18th was War, yes, that War. This is the second time the film made it to the international charts as it earned $1.96 million on 696 screens in 8 markets for a early total of $4.92 million. (It appears last week there was some confusion over a Russian documentary of the same name. This week the film added $737,000 on 285 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.11 million after two.
  • License To Wed sank to 19th with $1.69 million on 2167 screens in 22 markets for a total of $21.35 million.
  • Heyy Babyy remained in the top 20, barely, with $1.68 million on 623 screens in 14 markets for a total of $13.31 million. Excellent results so far.
  • The Transformers plummeted this weekend down 55% and 11 places landing in 21st with $1.67 million on 1732 screens in 47 markets for a total of $378.67 million. This free-fall can be explained by its massive drop in screens at the tail end of its run and the film is one of the biggest hits of the year.
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone fell 31%, which is high for Japan, but still managed second place with $1.66 million on 85 screens for a market leading per screen average of $19,530.
  • 1408 fell 49% during its second weekend in the U.K., but that was still above average for the top ten there this weekend while it added $1.11 million on 398 screens for a total of $4.67 million. Overall the film made $1.62 million on 548 screens in 12 markets this weekend for a still early total of $14.27 million.
  • Stardust climbed into 24th place with $1.54 million on 535 screens in 6 markets for an early total of $16.09 million. The film opened in second place in Mexico with $1.06 million on 455 screens, which is better than it managed here given the relative size of the two markets, but a little lower than I was expecting.
  • Surf's Up fell nearly 10 spots to 25th with $1.42 million on 867 screens in 27 markets for a total of $39.28 million.
  • Premonition returned to the charts with $1.38 million on 564 screens in 10 markets for a total of $29.78 million. This includes $568,000 on 223 screens in Italy, where the film opened in third place.
  • Grindhouse added $1.13 million to its total of $31.06 million. Of that, Death Proof made $1.03 million on 715 screens in 9 markets for a total of $25.16 million, which is slightly more than the double-bill made domestically. The week's only significant opening was in South Korea where it earned $395,000 on 158 screens over the weekend and $466,000 in total.
  • Life: Tears in Heaven slipped a spot to third in Japan with $1.10 million on 289 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.71 million in total.
  • Dhamaal opened in 29th place with $1.04 million on 511 screens in 16 markets, which is a disappointing start for an Indian film.
  • Sicko climbed into the top 30 with $961,000 on 454 screens in 7 markets for a total of $4.41 million internationally. This includes France where the film managed fourth place during its opening with $625,000 on 207 screens.
Two other films started their international runs with nearly identical results. 3:10 to Yuma opened in fifth place in Russia with $467,000 on 252 screens while Underdog opened in fifth place in Brazil with $427,000 on 81 screens.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Transformers, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpsons Movie, Knocked Up, Live Free or Die Hard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Hairspray, Evan Almighty, Disturbia, Surf's Up, Atonement, Premonition, License to Wed, Underdog, No Reservations, Stardust, Grindhouse, Sicko, War, Run, Fatboy, Run, Hey Baby, Dhamaal, Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo, My Father, Tengoku de kimi ni aetara, 1408, 3:10 to Yuma