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International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

October 14th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace.

  • Superbad remained in seventh place down just 2% to $4.45 million on 1977 screens in 20 markets for a total of $23.18 million. It did open in third place in Germany, but with just $1.16 million on 492 screens, this was still a disappointing start as the market tends to reward this type of comedy. It did even worse in Mexico opening in fifth place with $380,000 on 270 screens. However, it did crack $10 million in the U.K. since last week and added $963,000 on 317 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.44 million.
  • Hairspray added $3.92 million on 1829 screens in 28 markets to its total of $60.83 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it did earn $1.09 million on 277 screens in Italy for a two-week total of $2.89 million.
  • The Brave One fell to ninth with $3.91 million on 2066 screens in 25 markets for a total of $14.52 million. It did open in several midlevel markets like Poland where it earned fourth place with $108,000 on 57 screens. However, it mostly had to rely on holdovers like Spain where it fell to fifth place with $728,000 on 305 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.33 million while it plummeted 63% during its second weekend in the U.K. adding just $372,000 on 336 screens for a total of $1.99 million.
  • Apocalypse Code opened in first place in mother Russia with $3.60 million on 697 screens.
  • The Kingdom started its international run in 11th place with $3.20 million on 603 screens in 4 markets. Of that, $1.88 million came on 393 screens in the U.K. and $1.13 million came on 179 screens in Australia.
  • Surf's Up climbed a spot to 12th with $2.91 million on 2018 screens in 32 markets for a total of $54.60 million. This includes a fourth place debut in Italy with $878,000 on 246 screens.
  • Un Secret, which is French for A Secret, opened in first place in France with $2.80 million on 335 screens, which was enough for 13th place internationally.
  • Stardust climbed even higher this week hitting 14th place with $2.78 million on 1005 screens in 23 markets for a total of $26.39 million. This growth was spurred by openings in several midlevel markets including Sweden where it opened in first place with $324,000 on 40 screens while it had to settle for third place in Finland, ($72,000 on 30 screens), and in Holland, ($218,000 on 49).
  • Evan Almighty added $2.78 million on 960 screens in 28 markets to its international total of $66.84 million. The religious themes are clearly helping in Italy where it was down just 25% to $1.38 million on 288 screens for a total of $3.75 million.
  • Michael Clayton entered the top 30 for the first time with $2.76 million on 652 screens in 2 markets for a total of $4.70 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with $1.90 million on 380 screens, but it is not unusual for Oscar contenders to do very well here.
  • Hero has held onto first place in Japan for a month now earning $55.12 million in that time. This includes $2.66 million on 475 screens over the weekend, which gave the film the best per screen average in the top ten there.
  • No Reservations fell ten places from 18th to 8th with $2.33 million on 1664 screens in 39 markets for a total of $41.91 million. The film is shedding screens, and markets, at a quick pace at the moment, and will quickly fall out of the top 30.
  • Happiness opened in first place in South Korea with $2.31 million on 362 screens over the weekend and $4.12 million in total.
  • Underdog barely managed a spot in the top 20 with $2.09 million on 913 screens in 14 markets for a total of $9.36 million after a month at the international box office. The film did open in first place in Argentina with $155,000 on 44 screens while its best market of the weekend was Australia where it earned $690,000 on 231 screens during its third weekend of release while Mexico was close behind with $624,000 on 300 screens over the weekend and $3.15 million after three.
  • The Nanny Diaries started its international run in earnest this past weekend earning 21st place with $1.95 million on 474 screens in 9 markets for a total of $4.82 million. The film opened in South Korea and Australia, but strangely did better in the former than the latter. In South Korea it opened in fourth place with $1.02 million on 244 screens over the weekend and $1.72 million in total while it earned just 10th place in Australia with $589,000 on 119 screens over the weekend and $599,000 in total.
  • Eastern Promises also made its debut on the charts with $1.95 million on 403 screens in 3 markets for a total of $2.57 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $1.27 million on 245 screens, while it could do no better than fifth in Russia with $431,000 on 128.
  • War returned to the charts with $1.82 million on 868 screens in 16 markets for a total of $12.72 million. This includes a second place opening in Spain with $940,000 on 235 screens and a seventh place, $554,000 on 246 screens in Japan.
  • 99 Francs fell more than 50% plummeting to 24th place with $1.82 million on 471 screens in 3 markets for a total of $6.16 million.
  • Lust, Caution added $1.63 million on 132 screens in 4 markets for a total of $7.49 million after two weeks of release. This includes a second place, $158,000 opening on 20 screens in Singapore and $863,000 on 61 screens during its second weekend in Hong Kong for a total of $2.93 million in that market.
  • Tit Samgok, a.k.a. Tie Saam Gok, a.k.a. Triangle, a.k.a. The Iron Triangle, opened in China with $1.52 million on 300 screens over the weekend and $2.13 million in total. This was enough for first place in its native market and 26th overall.
  • Run, Fatboy, Run fell out of first place in the U.K. for the first time during its run and next weekend it will fall out of the top 30 internationally next weekend. However, it still added $1.48 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.13 million after a month of release. For the first time during its run, it earned more than Hot Fuzz earned at the same point in its run, ($1.48 million to $1.34 million), which puts $25 million as the final goal. This is also what I expect the film to make domestically.
  • Katyn climbed into the top 30 during the first time in its run earning $1.25 million on 189 screens over the weekend in Poland for a total of $11.76 million after three.
  • Atonement fell to 29th place with $1.20 million on 448 screens in 3 markets for a total of $20.77 million. The film has now made $19.79 million in the U.K., including $1.14 million on 398 screens this past weekend.
  • Death At A Funeral returned to the charts, barely, with $1.17 million on 501 screens in 12 markets for a total of $7.44 million. The film managed sixth place during its debut in Brazil with $139,000 on just 52 screens.
One last note, Grindhouse nearly returned to the top 30 with $1.10 million, $1.03 million of that was earned by Planet Terror on 541 screens in 7 markets for a total of $8.37 million. Planet Terror landed in sixth place in Germany with $693,000 on 301 screens while it earned tenth in Portugal with $36,000 on 13.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Superbad, Hairspray, Evan Almighty, Surf's Up, Atonement, Michael Clayton, The Kingdom, Underdog, No Reservations, Stardust, The Brave One, The Heartbreak Kid, The Nanny Diaries, Grindhouse, War, Eastern Promises, Death at a Funeral, Run, Fatboy, Run, Se jie, Un secret, Katyn, 99 francs, Tie saam gok, Happiness, Hero, Apocalypse Code