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International Details - Rush Hour Just Misses Going Five by Five

September 23rd, 2007

Rush Hour 3 missed spending its fifth week in fifth place by less than $4000 at $5.69 million on 2443 screens in 31 markets for a total of $69.71 million. This weekend the film opened in first place in Russia with $2.28 million on 385 screens while it had to settle for second place in Denmark with $485,000 on 41 screens over the weekend and $517,000 in total.

  • No new markets left Ratatouille tumbling down from second to seventh with $5.48 million on 2499 screens in 25 markets for a total of $210.05 million. The film fell 45% during its second weekend in Australia earning third place with $1.56 million on 375 screens for a two-week total of $5.12 million. Meanwhile, despite there being four new releases in the top five in France, the film was down only 20% to $2.01 million on 736 screens for the full week lifting its total to $55.55 million.
  • No Reservations climbed into the top ten with $4.49 million on 2137 screens in 40 markets for a total of $24.17 million. The film opened in fourth place in a trio of major markets: Germany at $948,000 426 screens, France at $924,000 on 247 screens, and Italy at $573,000 at 230. However, like the rest of its international run, these can best be described as disappointing.
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry is moving in the opposite direction down to ninth place with $4.05 million on 1574 screens in 24 markets for a total of $20.50 million. The film nearly took second place with Spain with $1.06 million on 263 screens, but that's still not a very strong opening.
  • Openings in Germany and Australia helped Surf's Up climb into the top ten with $3.16 million on 2261 screens in 32 markets for a total of $42.84 million. In Germany it scored third place with $1.13 million on 546 screens while in Australia it opened in fourth place with $796,000 on 228 screens over the weekend and $870,000 in total.
  • Superbad started its international run this weekend but just missed the top ten with $3.14 million on 471 screens in 2 markets. The bigger market was the U.K. where it earned second place with $2.99 million on 402 screens, while the smaller market was New Zealand where it placed fifth with $145,000 on 52 screens.
  • Run, Fatboy, Run was down just 23% has it remained in first place in the U.K. with $3.11 million on 411 screens for a two-week total of $9.07 million. This compares well to Hot Fuzz and its 44% second weekend drop-off, however, that film is still well ahead in terms of weekend total, ($6.47 million vs. $3.11 million), and especially running totals, ($23.38 million vs. $9.07 million). However, I am still hopeful for the film's chances in other international markets as the story is less British and more universal.
  • Atonement held on even better down just 16% to $2.74 million on 402 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.80 million.
  • Disturbia remained in 14th place thanks to its fifth place $1.46 million opening on 400 screens in the U.K. Overall it added $2.71 million on 1275 screens in 28 markets for a total of $28.01 million internationally, which is very disappointing given the film's success domestically.
  • 1408 shot up from 23rd place to 15th place with $2.48 million on 810 screens in 13 markets for a total of $17.60 million. Half of this came from Germany where it opened in second place with $1.25 million on 324 screens.
  • Knocked Up fell to 16th place with $2.37 million on 1318 screens in 22 markets for a total of $48.66 million internationally and $197.25 million worldwide.
  • Kidnapping Granny K opened in second place in South Korea and 17th overall with $2.21 million on 420 screens over the weekend and $2.74 million in total.
  • Live Free or Die Hard fell more than ten spots to 18th with $2.18 million on 967 screens in 8 markets for a total of $233.67 million internationally and $367.79 million worldwide. This makes it the highest grossing film in the Die Hard franchise on the worldwide charts. And internationally it is still not done as it remained in first place in Spain with $1.88 million on 554 screens over the weekend and $7.30 million in total.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix landed in 19th place with $2.06 million on 2592 screens in 41 markets for a total of $639.26 million internationally and $928.58 million worldwide. The film is now in fifth place internationally and sixth place worldwide, but with no further markets to open in, that's as far as it will go. (Baring re-releases, that is.)
  • Two Face of My Girlfriend opened in third place in South Korea and 20th overall with $1.70 million on 387 screens over the weekend and $2.53 million in total.
  • War expanded over the weekend but still fell out of the top twenty with $1.60 million on 652 screens in 14 markets for a total of $7.65 million. The film opened in a number of South East Asian markets including Singapore where in placed second with $225,000 on 32 screens over the weekend and $341,000 in total while it grabbed first place in the Philippines with $274,000 on 35.
  • Evan Almighty fell to 22nd place with $1.38 million on 1597 screens in 33 markets for a total of $54.21 million. This includes a third place, $163,000 opening on 50 screens in New Zealand, which is one of its better openings so far.
  • The Happy Life opened in fourth place in South Korea and 23rd overall with $1.30 million on 344 screens over the weekend and $1.80 million in total.
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone remained in second place in Japan with $1.27 million on just 91 screens for a total of $9.03 million after three weeks. The film is still earning more than $10,000 for its per screen average and it could remain on the top ten there for a long time.
  • The Last Legion returned to the charts with $1.26 million on 723 screens in 8 markets for an international total of $11.53 million. Most of this came from the film's third place, $809,000 opening on 253 screens in Italy. Next week the film opens in France and should remain on the charts, but expectations are rather low.
  • Dhamaal grew by 6% to $1.11 million on 488 screens in 16 markets for a total of $5.12 million. This is still lower than the top Indian films have managed during the past few years, but the strong holds will help it become a hit.
  • License To Wed fell to 27th place with $1.11 million on 1027 screens in 23 markets for a total of $23.26 million.
  • Stardust managed to stay in the top 30 with $1.07 million on 392 screens in 5 markets for a total of $17.66 million internationally. The film had no major, or even midlevel openings this past weekend, but it did climb to first place in Mexico with $778,000 on 309 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.25 million after two.
  • My Father fell from first to fifth in South Korea and from 16th to 29th internationally with $1.02 million on 348 screens over the weekend and $4.24 million in total.
  • 3:10 to Yuma climbed into 30th place with $1.03 million on 582 screens in 3 markets for a total of $1.76 million. This includes an eighth place $741,000 opening on 303 screens in the U.K.
That's it for the top 30, but we did have a couple films just miss in their first weekend of international release. A Mighty Heart placed 32nd with $905,000 on 359 screens in 6 markets $548,000 of which came from 152 screens in Spain. Meanwhile, Shoot 'Em Up opened with 36th place with $805,000 on 325 screens in 2 markets, including $754,000 on 294 screens in the U.K.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Ratatouille, Knocked Up, Rush Hour 3, Live Free or Die Hard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Evan Almighty, Disturbia, Surf's Up, Atonement, License to Wed, No Reservations, Stardust, War, Shoot 'Em Up, A Mighty Heart, Run, Fatboy, Run, The Last Legion, Dhamaal, Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo, My Father, Two Faces of My Girlfriend, Kidnapping Granny K, The Happy Life, 1408, 3:10 to Yuma