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International Details - Superbad Neither Super Nor Bad

October 28th, 2007

Superbad climbed into sixth place with $4.26 million on 1836 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.79 million. Most of that growth came from Spain where the film debuted in second place with $2.24 million on 350 screens while it also opened in Brazil with $511,000 on 192 screens. The film doesn't have many major markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than most comparable films do during their entire run.

  • Michael Clayton also saw serious growth over the weekend reaching seventh place with $3.74 million on 960 screens in 11 markets for a still early total of $12.55 million. This includes second place openings in both France, ($1.88 million on 301 screens), and Australia, ($642,000 on 122 screens). Meanwhile, the film flopped in Mexico earning just $175,000 on 146 screens.
  • Going By The Book managed first place during its opening in South Korea and eighth overall with $3.31 million on 403 screens over the weekend and $3.84 million in total.
  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa held on better than most Indian films down just 32% to $3.12 million on 743 screens in 17 markets for a total of $10.97 million. It is already a major hit for this type of film and if strong holds continues it will become of the biggest Bollywood hits of the year.
  • The Heartbreak Kid nearly fell out of the top ten with $3.06 million on 1038 screens in 9 markets for a still early total of $18.64 million. The film had no major openings but did do well in two midlevel markets: Holland, ($294,000 on 63 screens over the weekend and $356,000 in total), and Belgium, ($245,000 on 35 screens over the weekend and $272,000 in total). The film is performing better internationally that it did domestically, but that's not saying a whole lot and overall the film has still performed disappointingly.
  • Shadows in the Palace had to settle for second place in South Korea, but it was close are is earned $3.03 million on 405 screens over the weekend and $3.77 million in total.
  • The Kingdom had one of the worst drop-off this week down 48% to $2.90 million on 1347 screens in 21 markets for a total of $15.82 million. However, the film had no major openings this weekend and that was a mitigating factor.
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry is cruising on holdovers at the moment, but it still added $2.68 million on 1440 screens in 35 markets for a total of $57.74 million. This includes $1.32 million on 494 screens during its fourth weekend in Germany for a total of $10.58 million.
  • The Seeker: The Dark is Rising nearly doubled its screen count this weekend but its box office haul slipped by 6% to $2.66 million on 1799 screens in 16 markets for a total of $6.66 million. The film opened in Mexico but only managed second place in the family friendly market with $781,000 on 350 screens while it bombed in Britain with $438,000 on 379 screens earning seventh place in the process. However, arguably the film's best market of the weekend was Spain where it added $750,000 on 290 screens for a total of $2.57 million after two weeks.
  • Knocked Up opened in third place in Italy with $937,000 on 255 screens. This is not a huge amount, but it was enough to lift the film into 15th place with $2.53 million on 1160 screens in 29 markets for a total of $61.42 million. The film has very few markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than enough to be considered a box office smash hit.
  • Hairspray opened in second place in Japan $1.05 million on 225 screens; this was the best of the three wide releases in that market, but still below the $5000 per screen average that usually separates the winners from the losers in that market. Overall the film added $2.44 million on 1132 screens in 24 markets for a total of $68.30 million.
  • The Bourne Ultimatum fell further this weekend landing in 17th place with $2.32 million on 1518 screens in 37 markets for a total of $182.91 million. It still has openings in Japan and Italy to go and is still aiming to earn more internationally than previous two installments earned combined.
  • The Invasion opened in Japan, Germany, and France, but bombed in all of them. Japan was its best new market where it placed third with $501,000 on 217 screens, but that's a terrible start for that market. It placed seventh in France with $693,000 on 241 screens while it missed the top ten in Germany with $233,000 on 198. Overall the film added $2.31 million on 1369 screens in 13 markets for a total of $13.59 million.
  • The Brave One had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts this week down 50% to $2.27 million on 1922 screens in 41 markets for a total of $24.58 million. It is rapidly running out of markets to open in and has little hope of salvaging its box office run.
  • Death At A Funeral is the little film that could remaining in the top 20 while adding $1.99 million on 539 screens in 13 markets to its total of $12.82 million. The film climbed into first place in Australia with $1.06 million on 146 screens for a two-week total of $2.80 million while it remained in seventh place in Spain with $424, 000 on 127 screens for a total of $1.07 million.
  • Brothers opened in first place in its native Hong Kong with $704,000 on 35 screens while it made $1.84 million on 285 screens overall.
  • Un Secret fell to third place in France but still added $1.79 million on 444 screens for a total of $8.38 million.
  • SMS: Sotto Mentite Spoglie was down just 18% during its second weekend of release in Italy but it was still knocked into second place with $1.66 million on 299 screens over the weekend and $4.50 million in total.
  • Earth earned $1.61 million on 509 screens in 3 markets for a total of $4.17 million.
  • El Greco, which means The Greco, opened in first place in Greece with $1.52 million on 104 screens. That was more than five times its nearest competition and almost as much as such hits like Shrek the Third earned in total in that market.
  • Hero has become a long-term resident of first place in Japan where it adde $1.18 million on 475 screens to its total of $64.80 million. However, it had to settle for third place in Hong Kong with $286,000 on 27 screens.
  • Tropa De Elite repeated as box office champion in Brazil with $1.44 million on 252 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.27 million after two.
  • Laaga Chunari Mein Daag nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.34 million on 471 screens in 16 markets for a total of $6.35 million.
  • Surf's Up has earned more internationally than it did domestically as its take overseas hit $59.11 million, including $1.32 million on 1554 screens in 31 markets this past weekend. The film still has openings in a couple major markets, but a high price tag will prevent it from showing a profit anytime soon.
  • The Game Plan grabbed the final spot in the top 30 with $1.29 million on 400 screens for a total of $3.83 million, all of which has come from Mexico so far.
Rendition started its international run this past weekend but missed the top 30 with $1.24 million on 349 screens in 2 markets, almost all of which came from the U.K. where it placed third. Meanwhile, Meet the Robinsons returned to the international box office after a hiatus, but it crashed in France with just $962,000 on 295 screens while it was little better in Belgium with $174,000 on 64 screens. Overall it made $1.21 million on 554 screens in 7 markets for a total of $58.14 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Bourne Ultimatum, Knocked Up, Superbad, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Hairspray, Meet the Robinsons, The Game Plan, Surf's Up, Michael Clayton, The Kingdom, The Brave One, The Heartbreak Kid, Earth, The Invasion, Rendition, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, Death at a Funeral, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Un secret, Tropa de Elite, Hero, SMS - Sotto mentite spoglie, Going by the Book, Shadows in the Palace, El Greco, Hing dai