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International Details - Stardust still Ascending

November 18th, 2007

Stardust fell out of the top five, but still added $5.80 million on 2327 screens in 48 markets lifting its running tally to $83.50 million. Its best market remained the U.K. where it climbed a spot to second place with $2.66 million on 459 screens for a total of $23.59 million. The film has no major openings left, but $100 million internationally is still within reach.

  • Resident Evil: Extinction saw its box office sliced in half this weekend to $5.44 million on 1726 screens in 39 markets for a total of $79.52 million. The film was hampered by the fact that it had no major openings, but drop-offs in Japan and Spain didn't help. In the former market it fell 34% to $3.55 million on 327 screens for a total of $13.16 million, which is a steep decline for that market, while in the latter it fell 51% to $953,000 on 347 screens over the weekend and $5.25 million in total.
  • Lust, Caution climbed into the top ten with just under $5.00 million on 782 screens in 12 markets for a total of $27.89 million. The film was down just 2% in its home market of China with $5.26 million for the week in China for a total of $10.78 million. In the meantime, the film opened in second place in South Korea with $1.72 million on 296 screens over the weekend and $2.02 million in total.
  • 30 Days of Night climbed into the top ten with $4.93 million on 1227 screens in 11 markets for a total of $10.99 million. This includes a third place opening in Russia with $926,000 on 250 screens and a fourth place opening in Australia with $750,000 on 137 screens. However, the film struggled in Germany with just $757,000 on 262 screens for seventh place while it dropped 45% in the U.K. to $1.77 million on 385 screens over the weekend and $6.25 million in total.
  • A fourth place opening in Japan helped The Bourne Ultimatum jumped into the top ten with $4.81 million on 982 screens in 24 markets for a total of $195.74 million. In that market it earned $2.95 million on 309 screens for an impressive per screen total of $9,536, which indicates strong legs. Additionally, it was down just 32% in Italy to $1.37 million on 334 screens for a total of $5.22 million. At this pace $200 million internationally is academic while it could come relatively close to matching its domestic haul depending on how well it does in China when it opens at the end of the month.
  • Saw IV fell from the top five to out of the top ten with $4.06 million on 1506 screens in 24 markets. Again the film had no major openings this week, and again is faltered in holdovers down 53% in the U.K. to $971,000 on 339 screens over the weekend and $12.07 million after three.
  • Sky Of Love climbed into first place in Japan and twelfth internationally with $4.00 million on 287 screens over the weekend and $11.88 million in total. It was able to take first place by less than $200.
  • Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 remained in second place in Japan with a nearly identical $4.00 million on 382 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.68 million after nine days.
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age added $3.98 million on 966 screens in 8 markets for a total of $14.26 million. The film's Spanish opening was better than expected at $928,000 on 189 screens, but that was still only enough for fourth place. Meanwhile in the U.K. it was able to remain in fourth place with $1.93 million on 453 screens for a two-week total of $6.53 million.
  • Le Grand Chef repeated as box office champion in South Korea after growing 12% to $3.71 million on 376 screens over the weekend and now has $9.12 million in total.
  • Good Luck Chuck made its first appearance on the international charts with $3.59 million on 701 screens in 10 markets for a total of $9.36 million. The majority of this came from the film's surprise first place debut in the U.K. where it earned $2.74 million on 379 screens.
  • Come Tu Mi Vuoi, which means Come to Me, Vuoi, opened in first place in Italy with $3.55 million on 347 screens.
  • Bee Movie opened in first place in Singapore and second place in Malaysia, but the majority of its box office came from is sophomore stint in Russia. There the film remained in first place adding $1.94 million on 482 screens for a total of $6.72 million. Overall the film was in 18th place with $3.04 million on 564 screens in 4 markets for a total of $8.49 million.
  • Eastern Promises returned to the charts in 19th place with $2.98 million on 601 screens in 11 markets for a total of $14.66 million. Most of this came from the film's surprise first place debut in France where it earned $2.35 million on 256 screens.
  • Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser remained in first place in Germany, but fell from 7th to 20th internationally with $2.94 million on 900 screens in three markets for a total of $19.29 million.
  • Surf's Up fell out of the top 20 with $2.77 million on 1901 screens in 30 markets for a total of $76.91 million.
  • The Game Plan added $2.51 million on 780 screens in 8 markets for a total of $11.69 million. The film's next major test doesn't come till next year when it opens in the U.K. and Germany early in March.
  • The Kingdom plummeted from 8th to 23rd with $2.32 million on 1371 screens in 26 markets for a total of $28.93 million. The film still has a few major markets left to open in, but there were none this past weekend.
  • Superbad opened in second place in Norway this past weekend with $214,000 on 20 screens while in Holland it managed third place with $276,000 on 64, both results are including midweek numbers. Overall it added $2.27 million on 1222 screens in 36 markets for a total of $43.24 million, which is a fantastic total for this type of comedy.
  • The Orphanage continues to win in Spain, this week adding $2.19 million on 370 screens for a total of $29.83 million after a month of release.
  • The Three Investigators And The Secret Of Skeleton Island opened in fourth place in Germany with $1.82 million on 540 screens while it placed 26th internationally with $2.11 million on 675 screens in three markets.
  • Crows: Episode 0 placed fifth in Japan with $1.96 million on 259 screens over the weekend for a total of and $13.64 million.
  • Atonement returned to the charts in 28th place with $1.78 million on 459 screens in 8 markets for a total of $27.08 million. This includes a fifth place, $1.03 million opening on 229 screens in Germany.
  • Death At A Funeral earned $1.73 million on 655 screens in 13 markets for a total of $21.56 million. In the U.K. the film fell out of the top ten in just its second weekend there with $399,000 on 268 screens for a total of $1.65 million. On the other hand, it was number one in Australia with $900,000 on 179 screens for a total of $7.28 million after a month of release. It looks like the film will earn more there than it did domestically despite the domestic box office being ten times the size of Australia's
  • The Invasion returned to the charts, barely, landing in 30th place with $1.65 million on 915 screens in 25 markets for a total of $22.01 million. The film played well in Russia earning fourth place with $887,000 on 205 screens, but there's little hope it will earn a profit anytime soon.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Bourne Ultimatum, Bee Movie, Superbad, The Game Plan, Saw IV, Surf's Up, Atonement, Resident Evil: Extinction, Stardust, Good Luck Chuck, Eastern Promises, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Invasion, Death at a Funeral, El orfanato, Se jie, Sky of Love, Le Grand Chef, Come tu mi vuoi, Kurôzu zero, Lissi und der wilde Kaiser, 30 Days of Night, Always zoku san-chôme no yûhi