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Still Having Fun on the International Charts

February 12th, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane fell to sixth place with $6.45 million on 2487 screens in 43 markets for an running international total of $53.27 million so far, which is less than half of what it earned domestically. The film opened in Singapore with $450,000 from 30 screens and managed to repeat in first place in Italy with $1.33 million on 314 screens over the weekend and a $3.96 million total after two weeks. Meanwhile in the U.K. the film fell from first to third, but it still earned $1.59 million on 374 screens for a three-week total of $9.34 million.

  • Brokeback Mountain added several more markets over the weekend and remained relatively flat with $6.08 million on 1302 screens in 17 markets for an international total of $33.15 million. In Argentina the film opening in second place with $191,000 on 30 screens while the film had to settle for eighth in Sweden with $120,000, however, in the latter market it was only playing on 13 screens and had the best per screen average in the top twenty. Holdovers include Australia where the film added $750,000 while stil playing on just 48 screens; I really can't believe it didn't expand over the weekend. The film's best market were France at $1.09 million on 255 screens for a total of $4.81 million after three weeks, however, the U.K. was just behind with $1.00 million on 277 screens for a total of $12.70 million after five weeks.
  • Valley Of The Wolves: Iraq is the latest local film to dominate the Turkish market as it pulled in $5.74 million on 277 screens during its opening weekend. In Turkey the local films dominate currently taking the top three spots at the box office.
  • Narnia fell from third to ninth with $5.50 million on 3699 screens in 50 markets for a $367.23 million international total. The film is coasting on holdovers at the moment but it has yet to open in Japan, and won't do so till next month. However, once it does, it should be huge and should push the film to $700 million worldwide.
  • Big Momma's House 2 opened in Argentina over the weekend but flopped hard finishing in eighth with $45,000 on 25 screens. It also lost more than half of its opening in Australia falling from first to fourth with $722,000 on 189 screens for a two-week total of $2.84 million. On the other hand, it remained in first place in Mexico down just 25% to $1.19 million on 443 screens for a $3.49 million total after just two weeks. In total, the film made $5.36 million on 1453 screens in 11 market and internationally the film now has $14.06 million.
  • Jet Li's latest Hong Kong production, Fearless, (a.k.a. Huo Yuan Jia) fell less than 40% in its native market climbing to first place with $1.29 million on 45 screens for a $3.30 million total after just 11 days. Adding in all other markets and the film made $4.53 million on 618 screens in 6 markets for a two-week total of $19.19 million.
  • Bambi 2, which when the direct-to-DVD route domestically, expanded over the weekend and climbed onto the charts for the first time during its short run with $4.21 million on 1201 screens in 10 markets for a running tally of $4.60 million. The film opened in a trio of major markets with mixed results, on the one hand, it finished in second place in France with $2.45 million on 576 screens. But on the other hand it had to settle for seventh in Spain with $749,000 on 200 screens and eighth in Italy with $613,000 on 206. The film opened in second place in Belgium with $318,000 on 57 screens while in poland the film was up 32% to $223,000 on 81 screens over the weekend and $489,000 after two weeks.
  • The King and the Clown climbed back into top spot in South Korea with $4.15 million on 381 screens over the weekend and $59.54 million in total. However, there is talk of weakening the quota system that has made the South Korean film industry so strong, so it will be interesting to see if that works out, or how that affects films like this in the future.
  • Underworld: Evolution opened in first place in Spain and that helped its overall box office climb to $3.89 million on 975 screens in 9 markets for an early international total of $14.35 million so far. It opened with $2.02 million on 326 screens in Spain, which is not surprising given the markets affinity for horror films, even though this film was heavy on the action it was expected to be an easy sell there.
  • My Boss, My Teacher slipped to second in South Korea with $3.77 million on 419 screens for a total of $32.06 million so far.
  • Zathura climbed back onto the charts thanks to openings in the U.K., Germany, France, and others. It pulled in a total of $3.44 million on 1291 screens in 30 markets for an international total of $18.22 million, which is still well below its weak domestic total. In the U.K. the film finished first with $2.32 million on 400 screens while the film finished eighth in both France, ($592,000 on 333 screens) and Germany, ($340,000 on 200).
  • Bastards opened in first place in its native Russia with $3.41 million on 355 screens over the weekend and $3.79 million in total.
  • The Japanese film, The Wow-Choten Hotel, regained first place in its native market with $3.31 million on 281 screens over the weekend and $29.42 million in total.
  • Flightplan is coasting on holdover at the moment, which explains is steep drop-off this weekend as it fell 40% to $3.16 million on 322 screens in 4 markets for a $119.24 million international total. Its best market was by far Japan where it made $2.97 million on 293 screens for a two-week total of $12.14 million.
  • Over the weekend, Nanny McPhee opened in Germany, Austria and South Korea, and along with holdovers it took in $3.11 million on 963 screens on 7 markets for an international total of $39.32 million. It goes without saying that Germany was its biggest market over the weekend, but it managed just fourth place with $1.52 million on 371 screens. On the other hand, the film finished second in Austria with $364,000 on 82 screens, but that was for the full week. South Korea finished in the middle with $736,000 on just 85 screens over the weekend and $865,000 in total.
  • Pride & Prejudice saw its weekend haul shoot up by 75% to $2.75 million on 962 screens in 26 markets for an international total of $58.11 million. The film opened in Italy but could do no better than third with $1.11 million on 200 screens, which is lower than I would have anticipated. However, that was better than what it did in both Turkey, (fifth place with $198,000 on 51 screens) and Argentina, (fifth place with $78,000 on 22 screens).
  • Prime also so significant growth, but it wasn't quite as high as the previous film up 46% to $2.50 million on 608 screens in 8 markets for an international total of $15.39 million. A large chunk of that came from Spain where the film debuted in sixth place with $941,000 on 241 screens but its best market was again Germany with $1.15 million on 279 screens over the weekend and $4.70 million in total.
  • On the other hand, Rang De Basanti fell 43% to $2.32 million on 383 screens in 15 markets for a $7.49 million total.
  • Rumor Has It also saw steep drop-offs falling from 15th to 24th place with $2.24 million on 1255 screens in 22 markets for a $32.78 million international total. Its biggest market was the U.K. where the film added $939,000 on 327 screens for a two-week total of $3.14 million.
  • Again Match Point had no major openings over the weekend and that was the reason why it slipped more than 10 places on the charts to 25th with $2.19 million on 738 screens in 13 markets for a $45.21 million international total. continues its amazing international run adding $3.38 million this weekend on 907 screens in 14 markets for a total of $41.62 million so far. The film had no major, or even midlevel openings this weekend, but it is still going strong in Italy adding $1.62 million on 336 screens to its three-week total of $7.83 million.
  • The Fog had what could be considered its best opening of its run placing second in Mexico with $912,000 on 300 screens while in Australia it managed just $234,000 on 81 screens and just missed the top ten in the process. Add in holdovers and the film made $2.00 million on 980 screens in 20 markets for a tiny $7.54 million international total. The only saving grace, the film was very cheap to make.
  • Je Vous Trouve Tres Beau fell to third place in France with $1.71 million on 423 screens over the weekend and $11.63 million in total. Adding in other, smaller markets and the film made $1.80 million on 444 screens in 3 markets for a four-week total of $12.14 million.
  • Derailed opened in fifth place in the U.K. with $1.22 million on 316 screens, which was the vast majority of the film's $1.65 million weekend haul on 550 screens in 11 markets. So far the film has only made $4.37 million internationally, which is even more disappointing than its domestic total.
  • King Kong had the worst week-to-week fall on the charts this week losing more than 50% and falling to $1.34 million on 1441 screens in 47 markets for a total of $321.47 million.
  • Cheaper By The Dozen 2 is coasting on holdovers at the moment adding $1.24 million on 1060 screens in 22 markets for a $39.78 million international total. The original made just over $50 million internationally, but this film should be able to top that, which is impressive since it will finish well behind the original domestically.
  • Holiday remained in fourth place in its native South Korea with $1.03 million on 145 screens for a $6.21 million total so far.
  • Hoodwinked! fell to sixth place in France with $1.02 million on 410 screens for a $2.79 million, two-week total in the market, which just happens to be the film's first during its international run. As far as legs go, that's pretty middle-of-the-pack and not far enough one way or the other to be sure of how well it will do.
  • The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl finally opened in Japan but had to settle for sixth with $762,000 on 199 screens. Internationally the film has $28.42 million, but won't rise much more above that.
  • Rowan Atkinson's latest film Keeping Mum, fell 42% in Australia, but it still climbed a couple of spots to sixth place with $415,000 on 191 screens for a two-week total of $1.42 million. On the other hand, it fell the same 42% in Spain, but plummeted from seventh to 11th with $249,000 on 209 screens over the weekend and $791,000 in total. It also opened in Norway over the weekend but missed the top ten with just $21,000 on 7 screens.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has fallen off the charts for the first time in its run. However, it still managed a top ten finish in Japan with $537,000 on 281 screens for $91.44 million in the market and $596.60 internationally. The film should be able to hit $600 million internationally, but that's the last milestone it will reach.
  • The 40-Year Old Virgin added another $406,000 on 162 screens over the weekend in Italy and now has $5.37 million in the market, $66.5 million internationally, and $176 million worldwide. Not bad for a film that cost just 426 million to make.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Fun With Dick And Jane, The 40 Year-old Virgin, Flightplan, Brokeback Mountain, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Big Momma's House 2, Underworld: Evolution, Hoodwinked, Nanny McPhee, Rumor Has It, Pride & Prejudice, Derailed, The Fog, Zathura, Match Point, Prime, Rang De Basanti, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D