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International Details - Elizabeth a Little More Golden Overseas

November 25th, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly reached the top five with $5.79 million on 1579 screens in 12 markets for a total of $21.80 million. This includes a first place, $1.89 million opening on 470 screens in Russia, while the film added $933,000 on 394 screens in the U.K. for a total of $8.40 million so far.

  • Lions for Lambs expanded over the weekend but still fell 46% to $5.57 million on 2706 screens in 52 markets for a total of $19.49 million. The film held well in Spain, which was its best opening last weekend, down just 39% to $1.24 million on 300 screens over the weekend and $4.10 million in total. Conversely, it plummeted 63% in the U.K. adding just $496,000 on 378 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.54 million while it was little better in Australia down 54% to $374,000 on 249 screens over the weekend and $1.49 million in total. As the first film for the newly re-launched United Artists, this result is just short of a disaster. Only a relatively low production budget will save the movie now.
  • Matrimonio Alle Bahamas, which means Marriage in the Bahamas, maybe, opened in first place in its native market with $4.41 million on 431 screens. This was nearly double its nearest competitor, another local production.
  • Resident Evil: Extinction opened in Poland with $223,000 on 55 screens, while adding $3.81 million on 1483 screens in 39 markets for a total of $86.20 million. The film is the biggest hit is the franchise, however, a weak American dollar has a lot to do with that.
  • Stardust continues its march to $100 million with $3.77 million on 1876 screens in 47 markets for a total of $89.05 million.
  • Saawariya absolutely collapsed during its second weekend of release as its box office disintegrated by 72% while it fell from second to eleventh in terms of ranking. It still managed to add $3.72 million on 822 screens in 13 markets for a total of $17.06 million, but that might not be enough to show a profit.
  • Lust, Caution fell out of the top ten with $3.70 million on 710 screens in 15 markets for a total of $34.03 million. This includes $2.69 million in China, but that was for the whole week, giving the film $13.45 million there. It also added $1.64 million on 300 screens in South Korea, which was down just 4% and lifted its total to $4.73 million after two.
  • The Bourne Ultimatum reached $200 million internationally with $3.50 million on 994 screens in 24 markets for a total of $202.39 million. The film managed third place in China with $1.08 million on 150 screens, which is a respectable opening. Its best market of the weekend was Japan where it added $1.63 million on 309 screens for a total of $7.10 million while in Italy it earned $662,000 on 185 screens for a total of $6.34 million after three weekends.
  • Saw IV fell to 14th place with $3.42 million on 1548 screens in 27 markets for a total of $37.73 million. This includes a seventh place opening in Japan where the film earned $857,000, but that was on just 116 screens.
  • Sky Of Love remained in first place in Japan with $3.07 million on 289 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.84 million after three.
  • Le Grand Chef was pushed into second place in South Korea by Beowulf, but it was close with $2.86 million on 330 screens for a total of $13.65 million.
  • 30 Days of Night had one of the weaker results on the chart this week falling from 9th to 17th, and this includes a number of new openings. Overall the film earned 2.71 million on 1277 screens in 14 markets for a total of $15.38 million. The U.K. remained its best market, but it only added $840,000 on 331 screens there for a total of $7.76 million.
  • Surf's Up opened in first place in Norway with $279,000 on 70 screens over the weekend and $444,000 in total while it had to settle for third place in Sweden with $240,000 on 72 screens. Overall the film climbed into 18th place with $2.66 million on 1434 screens in 24 markets for a total of $80.11 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but $100 million internationally seems out of reach.
  • Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 added $2.64 million on 382 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.79 million. This was enough for second place in Japan and 19th place internationally.
  • Come Tu Mi Vuoi was pushed into second place in Italy, but still added $2.62 million on 367 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.26 million after two.
  • Good Luck Chuck fell from first to fifth in the U.K. with $1.51 million on 382 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.05 million. In the meantime, the film opened in ninth place in Mexico with just $248,000 on 100 screens. Overall it brought in $2.28 million on 812 screens in 15 markets for a total of $13.52 million.
  • Bee Movie opened in first place in Poland with $882,000 on 125 screens over the weekend and $1.11 million in total, which is not a surprising result as the market tends to reward animated movies. Overall it managed 22nd place with $2.12 million on 563 screens in 5 markets for a total of $11.00 million, $7.43 million of that coming from Russia, including $499,000 on 349 screens this past weekend.
  • Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser was knocked out of top spot in Germany, but still earned $1.61 million over the weekend on 790 screens for a total of $17.06. Adding in smaller markets and the movie made $189 million on 900 screens in 3 markets for a total of $21.76 million.
  • Michael Clayton returned to the charts in 24th place with $1.89 million on 750 screens in 18 markets for a total of 23.33 million. This was mostly thanks to the film's third place, $1.26 million opening on 263 screens in Spain.
  • Seven Days debuted in third place in South Korea with $1.85 million on 300 screens over the weekend and $2.47 million in total.
  • Eastern Promises fell from 19th to 26th place with $1.77 million on 554 screens in 11 markets for a total of $17.26 million. Most of that came from France where it earned $1.33 million on 282 screens for a total of $3.97 million.
  • The Game Plan had no major or midlevel openings this past weekend, but it held on as well as expected earning $1.63 million on 773 screens in 9 markets for a total of $13.99 million internationally and $101.39 million worldwide.
  • Le Coeur Des Hommes 2 returned to the charts has is slipped just 2% during its fourth weekend in France. Over the weekend the film added $1.56 million on 534 screens for a total of $12.13 million.
  • The Orphanage placed 29th with $1.52 million on 353 screens for a total of $31.50 million, all of which has come from Spain. This will be the last weekend the film spends on the charts, at least until it starts opening in other major markets internationally, but it doesn't do that till 2008.
  • One More Chance opened in first place in the Philippines and 30th place internationally with $1.50 million on 50 screens. This was more than double its nearest competition and nearly 30 times the third place film.
Two old films had significant markets but failed to reach the top thirty. Live Free Or Die Hard opened in second place in China with $1.35 million on 297 screens, but that was for the full week. Over the weekend it earned $1.17 million on 371 screens in three markets for a total of $244.74 million. Bridge to Terabithia added $799,000 this past weekend lifting its total to $50.09 million, this includes a second first place finish in Mexico where it earned $790,000 on 286 screens for a total of $2.07 million after two weeks.

In addition, there were two other films to make their international debuts this weekend, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and Fred Claus. The former opened first place in Brazil with $876,000 on 189 screens over the weekend and $1.23 million in total. While the latter managed second place in Australia with $828,000 on 214 screens and third place in New Zealand with $61,000 on 37.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Bourne Ultimatum, Live Free or Die Hard, Bee Movie, The Game Plan, Bridge to Terabithia, Fred Claus, Saw IV, Surf's Up, Resident Evil: Extinction, Michael Clayton, Stardust, Good Luck Chuck, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Eastern Promises, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Lions for Lambs, El orfanato, Se jie, Saawariya, Sky of Love, Le Grand Chef, Matrimonio alle Bahamas, Come tu mi vuoi, Seven Days, One More Chance, Lissi und der wilde Kaiser, Le Coeur des hommes 2, 30 Days of Night, Always zoku san-chôme no yûhi