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International Details - Surf's Time is Not Up

November 11th, 2007

Surf's Up grew by 77% in France adding $3.44 million on 628 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.36 million in total. This growth was due to the Toussaint holiday while it was enough to lift the film's weekend box office to $5.84 million on 1996 screens in 32 markets for a total of $72.34 million. The film has yet to open in Scandinavia as well as Japan and should hit $100 million internationally before it is done, which is significantly more than the $58.87 million it earned domestically, but not enough to show a profit just yet.

  • Thanks to the Allerheiligen holiday in Germany, Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser fell just 7% to $4.69 million on 790 screens over the weekend and $11.80 million in total. Overall the film added $5.65 million on 904 screens in 3 markets for a total of $15.39 million.
  • The Kingdom climbed into to the top ten with $5.00 million on 1762 screens in 31 markets for a total of $25.10 million. The film was the best of eight new wide releases in France, but still had to settle for third place with $1.77 milionon 293 screens.
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age also saw strong growth climbing into ninth place with $4.78 million on 793 screens in 5 markets over the weekend for a total of $7.87 million after two. This includes a fourth place opening in the U.K. where the film earned $2.81 million on 451 screens, but given the nature of the film, I was expecting more. On the other hand, it was down just 27% during its second weekend in Italy thanks to the Ognissanti or Tutti i Santi holiday, as it added $1.28 million on 333 screens in $4.38 million.
  • Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 opened in second place in Japan with $4.77 million on 330 screens, which was enough for tenth place internationally.
  • Lust, Caution returned to the charts in 11th place with $4.40 million on 542 screens in 10 markets for a total of $19.63 million so far. This includes a record-breaking $5.36 million on 600 screens in China, including midweek numbers.
  • The Bourne Ultimatum jumped into 12th place with $4.21 million on 996 screens in 30 markets for a total of $189.99 million. All this growth came from Italy where it opened in second place with $1.99 million on 357 screens over the weekend and $3.17 million in total. At this point $200 million is assured, with openings in Japan this weekend and China at the end of the month.
  • Sky Of Love earned third place in Japan and thirteenth internationally with $4.14 million on 287 screens.
  • Bee Movie made its international debut with $3.49 million on 544 screens in 2 markets, from $2.95 million on 482 screens in Russia and $533,000 on 62 screens in the Ukraine.
  • 30 Days of Night made its international debut in 15th place with $3.41 million on 477 screens in 5 markets for a total of $3.85 million. Almost all of that came from the film's second place opening with $3.19 million on 385 screens, which was just a fraction behind Ratatouille's fourth weekend of release.
  • Superbad is living up to expectations adding $3.40 million on 1433 screens in 36 markets for a total of $40.25 million. It's fifth place opening in France was unspectacular at $1.44 million on 280 screens while it was no more impressive in Belgium earning seventh place with $286,000 on 39 screens.
  • Le Grand Chef opened in first place in South Korea with $3.30 million on 434 screens over the weekend and $3.80 million in total.
  • Thanks it part to the Todos los Santos holiday, The Orphanage only dipped 19% to $3.26 million on 374 screens for a total of $26.68 million. However, that was enough for it to fall from 6th place to 19th place, which just shows how strong the competition was this week.
  • The Seeker: The Dark is Rising grew by 4%, but fell nearly 10 places to 19th with $3.27 million on 1777 screens in 29 markets for a total of just $15.51 million. This includes a seventh place, $1.43 million opening on 393 screens in France, which is no better than the other openings, which is saying a lot.
  • Le Coeur Des Hommes 2 slipped just 13% in France adding $3.14 million on 518 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.84 million after two.
  • The Game Plan returned to the charts earning $2.71 million on 908 screens in 4 markets for a total of $8.31 million. It was aided by a second place, $1.16 million opening on 212 screens in Australia, while in neighboring New Zealand it earned first place with $149.000 on 41 screens.
  • Crows: Episode 0 fell from first to fourth in Japan with $2.55 million on 259 screens over the weekend and $9.10 million in total.
  • 1408 returned to the charts in 24th place with $2.54 million on 732 screens in 15 markets for a total of $30.58 million. This includes second place finishes in Brazil with $1.32 million on 183 screens and in New Zealand with $140,000 on 34 screens.
  • Death At A Funeral finally opened in the U.K., but despite beating expectations nearly everywhere, it struggled in its home market placing seventh with $743,000 on 309 screens. However, overall it earned $2.42 million on 694 screens in 11 markets for a total of $18.78 million, which is more than twice what it cost to make.
  • Rush Hour 3 added $2.33 million on 1105 screens in 27 markets for a total of $111.56 million internationally and $251.44 million worldwide.
  • Jab We Met grew by 25% earning $2.18 million on 566 screens in 17 markets for a total of $6.30 million after two weeks.
  • Going By The Book fell to 28th place with $1.97 million on 301 screens over the weekend and $11.73 million, all of which has come from South Korea.
  • Halloween opened in Mexico with $312,000 on 186 screens, which was only enough for seventh place. Overall it made $1.97 million on 997 screens in 20 markets for a total of $9.91 million, which is well behind its domestic pace.
  • Cassandra's Dream opened in fifth place with $1.44 million on 190 screens while over the weekend it earned $1.93 million on 360 screens in 3 markets for a total for $3.33 million.
Gone, Baby, Gone started its international run in Spain but disappointed and missed the top 10 in that market and the top 30 overall. It pulled in just $328,000 on 134 screens over the weekend and $478,000 overall.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Bourne Ultimatum, Rush Hour 3, Bee Movie, Superbad, The Game Plan, Surf's Up, Halloween, The Kingdom, Gone, Baby, Gone, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, Death at a Funeral, El orfanato, Se jie, Cassandra's Dream, Sky of Love, Le Grand Chef, Jab We Met, Kurôzu zero, Lissi und der wilde Kaiser, Going by the Book, Le Coeur des hommes 2, 1408, 30 Days of Night, Always zoku san-chôme no yûhi