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International Top Five - Ratatouille Earns its First Michelin Star

October 10th, 2007

Ratatouille climbed to the top on the international charts thanks to a first place opening in Germany, which is one of its last major markets. The film pulled in $11.71 million on 853 screens, which is almost four times what Cars made during its opening and more than twice what The Incredibles debuted with. It isn't as strong as Finding Nemo but that's such a high standard that no one will be disappointed that it didn't make it there. Overall the film added $19.33 million on 3265 screens in 30 markets for a total of $245.83 million, including $63.92 million in France.

Resident Evil: Extinction was mostly flat up just 4% to $7.87 million on 2096 screens in 20 markets for a total of $29.53 million. The film opened in second place in France with $2.36 million on 408 screens while it managed first in Brazil with $1.21 million on 214 screens. However, it was down 56% during its second weekend in Germany with $572,000 on 250 screens for a total of $2.38 million, which is inline with other sharp declines it has suffered.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry came in third place with $6.11 million on 2119 screens in 36 markets for a total of $47.85 million. This includes no major openings, but the film did first place finish in Mexico for the second weekend in a row with $936,000 on 286 screens over the weekend and $2.88 million in total while it slipped to second place in Germany with $2.10 million on 495 screens over the weekend and $6.83 million after two. So far the film is doing better than the average Adam Sandler flick does, but weak compared to its domestic run.

Rush Hour 3 climbed into the top five with $6.03 million on 2117 screens in 37 markets for a total of $91.21 million. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $1.49 million on 301 screens over the weekend and $2.50 million in total. On the other hand, it bombed in Italy with just $277,000 on 132 screens, missing the top ten in the process. The film has yet to open in France, and some other markets, and should have no trouble reaching the $100 million milestone internationally, but this is still low compared to the previous films, and very low compared to its production budget.

The Bourne Ultimatum fell from first to fifth, but with all its done so far, this is not a horrible collapse. Over the weekend it added $5.76 million on 2638 screens in 42 markets for a total of $172.26 million. Next up are openings in Italy and Japan, both of which happen early in November.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, Rush Hour 3, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Resident Evil: Extinction