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International Top Five - Bourne's the Best, Again

September 19th, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum was able to capture top spot, again, while crossing $100 million internationally. Over the weekend the film added $20.84 million on 4124 screens in 45 markets for a total of $125.06 million, which puts it ahead of The Bourne Supremacy on that chart making it the undisputed champion of the franchise. The film finally ended Ratatouille's dominance of France with a reported $4.4 million on 462 screens while it top neighboring Belgium with $861,000 on 58 screens, including previews. The film also opened in first place in South Korea topping a list of five new releases in the top ten; it managed this with $2.89 million on 403 screens over the weekend and $3.47 million in total. In addition, the film is still in first place in Germany with $2.50 million on 702 screens for a two-week total of $8.47 million.

The Simpsons Movie nearly tripled last weekend's box office climbing into second place in the process with $10.00 million on 2324 screens in 14 markets for a total of $321.30 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with an astounding $8.24 million on 616 screens, which is better than Shrek the Third managed just two weekends ago, (granted, that film had a midweek opening which hurt its weekend numbers). This is the best three-day opening of the year in that market. It also pushed its worldwide total to $502.54 million making it the 54th film to top $500 million worldwide. At this point, I can't imagine there not being a sequel.

Hero was down just 20% in Japan allowing it to remain in first place in the market and third place overall. Over the weekend the film added $7.15 million on 475 screens for a two-week total of $26.03 million.

Hairspray more than doubled last weekend's haul climbing into the top four with $5.83 million on 3194 screens in 30 markets for a total of $43.63 million. The film opened in first place in both Australia and New Zealand with $2.93 million on 306 screens and $302,000 on 70 screens. Meanwhile, the film still has openings in Spain, Italy, Japan, and other significant markets and is far from done.

Rounding out the top five was Shrek the Third $5.70 million on 1445 screens in 30 markets for a total of $459.31 million. The film opened in Greece with $938,000 on 88 screens, including previews, while it fell 48% in Italy to $2.21 million on 554 screens over the weekend and $24.34 million in total.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Shrek the Third, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Simpsons Movie, Hairspray, Hero