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Fun Time on the International Charts

February 19th, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane added an handful of new markets this week and that allowed the film to remain in sixth place with $6.00 million on 2645 screens in 49 markets for a running tally of $63.30 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $1.54 million on 316 screens and in the Netherlands with $475,000 on 75 screens over the weekend and $520,000 in total. It took first place in Argentina as well with $136,000 on 48. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place during its debut in Denmark with $319,000 on 45 screens over the weekend and $335,000 in total. Holdovers include the U.K. where the film was down 56% to $699,000 over the weekend and $10.44 million in total and Italy with a 55% decline to $594,000 over the weekend and $4.83 million in total.

  • Despite expanding, Memoirs Of A Geisha fell out of the top five this weekend with $5.70 million on 1847 screens in 40 markets for an international total of $71.92 million. Most markets were of the smaller variety, but the film did earn $252,000 on 62 screens in Turkey, but that was only good enough for fourth place. Its best market of the weekend was Spain where it managed to hold onto second place during its fourth week of release adding $1.24 million on 240 screens to its $9.78 million total in the market.
  • Valley Of The Wolves: Iraq expanded into Germany and scored a fifth place debut with $1.13 million on just 64 screens. Meanwhile in Turkey, the film was down just 34% to $3.83 million over the weekend for a total of $13.56 million after just 10 days, which is well above the film's $8.3 million production budget. Overall the film made $5.10 million on 347 screens over the weekend and now has $14.85 million after opening in just 3 markets.
  • Brokeback Mountain opened in New Zealand scoring a third place debut with $101,000 on just 11 screens for the best per screen average in the market. That helped the film add $4.45 million on 1221 screens in 19 markets to its international total of $40.15 million while it worldwide total topped $100 million.
  • Final Destination 3 opened day-and-date in the U.K. and Iceland taking second place in both of them. In the former market it earned $3.87 million on 322 screens while in the later it made $25,000 on 3.
  • Bambi 2 continues its run internationally taking in $3.75 million on 1334 screens in 13 markets for a total of $9.50 million after just three weeks of release. France is still the film's biggest market thanks in part to s tiny 8% sophomore stint drop-off to $2.02 million on 588 screens for a total of $4.72 million.
  • The South Korean film, Vampire Cop Ricky, opened in first place in its native market with $3.58 million on 314 screens over the weekend and $4.54 million in total.
  • Pride & Prejudice opened in fifth place in Spain with $904,000 on 194 screens and that helped the film climb a few more spots this weekend. Overall it made $3.41 million 1133 screens in 30 markets for an international total of $63.00 million.
  • Nanny McPhee was flat over the weekend earning $3.11 million on 1271 screens in 13 markets for an international total of $43.34 million so far. Its biggest opening of the weekend was in France but the film could do no better than eighth with $848,000 on 158 screens. Its best market overall was Germany where the film was down just 31% to $1.04 million on 371 screens for a two-week total of $2.90 million.
  • Prime opened in first place in Italy with $1.27 million on 254 screens, which was the film's largest market over the weekend. Overall it managed $3.03 million on 874 screens in 10 markets for a $19.51 million international total.
  • Thanks in part to a first place debut in Germany, Saw II reentered the charts with $3.00 million on 851 screens in 16 markets and a $42.37 million international total. It earned nearly three-quarters of that in Germany with $2.24 million on 446 screens, but it also did well in Austria, ($525,000) and Switzerland, ($251,000), but struggled in Sweden with just $88,000 on 18 screens.
  • The King and the Clown again slipped to second place in South Korea adding $2.96 million on 285 screens for a seven-week total of $62.24 million.
  • The Japanese film, The Wow-Choten Hotel, remained in first place in Japan this week with $2.93 million on 281 screens for a total of $35.71 million.
  • Bastards remained in first place in Russia with $2.16 million on 355 screens for a two-week total of $7.03 million. Add in smaller markets and the film made a total of $2.82 million over the weekend and $7.91 million in total.
  • Narnia had one of the worst drop-off on this week's list falling from ninth to 20th with $2.78 million on 2765 screens in 44 markets for an international total of $371.88 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but will probably fall off the charts before it does.
  • Underworld: Evolution also saw a steep decline this week falling to $2.63 million on 1012 screens in 12 markets for an international total of $18.04 million so far. The film opened in Italy but had to settle for second place with $826,000 on 205 screens while it fell from first to third in Spain with $1.02 million on 326 screens over the weekend and $3.45 million in total.
  • Flightplan slid a few more places this week falling to $2.45 million on 323 screen in 3 markets for an international total of $124.56 million. Most of its weekend haul came from Japan where it remain in second place with $2.28 million on 292 screens for a three-week total of $17.35 million.
  • Casanova entered the charts for the first time with $2.35 million on 815 screens in 10 markets for an early international total of $4.81 million. It opened in a handful of markets this weekend, but none of them produced great results. For instance, the film debuted in seventh place in Germany with $940,000 on 345 screens and managed the same placing in Norway with $63,000 on 31 screens. It was moderately better in Switzerland where in opened in the Germany-speaking territory but earned sixth place in the whole country with $158,000 on 31 screens.
  • Rumor Has It had a huge increase in the number of markets it is playing in, but that didn't translate into a higher standing or a much bigger box office. Overall the film made $2.33 million on 1383 screens in 39 markets for an international total of $35.19 million. The film's best opening came from Mexico where it finished fourth with $452,000 in 192 screens while it did similar business in Russia with $302,000 on 124 screens over the weekend and $340,000 in total. On the other hand, it suffered in Poland debuting in ninth place with $62,000 on 35 screens.
  • Jet Li's last martial arts movie, Fearless, (a.k.a. Huo Yuan Jia), tumbled down the charts this weekend. Overall it took in $2.27 million on 492 screens in 6 markets for a total of $22.59 million. While the film is not showing strong legs, it is probably close to showing a profit already.
  • Jarhead opened in second place in Australia with $1.11 million on 178 screens and that helped it bounce back onto the charts with $2.23 million on 1202 screens in 35 markets for a $28.48 million international run so far. Other openings include a 10th place, $487,000 debut on 257 screens in Japan and a second place, $127,000 opening on 43 screens in New Zealand.
  • Derailed added another $2.22 million on 1092 screens in 18 markets to its $7.34 million international total. Its biggest opening of the weekend was in Spain where the film earned $655,000 on 200 screens, but that was only good enough for eighth place. On the other hand, the film finished in fifth place in Mexico with $353,000 on 250 screens in Mexico. Its best market overall was the U.K. where it fell from fourth to eighth with $676,000 on 329 screens over the weekend for a two-week total for $2.60 million.
  • With only a handful of openings in smaller markets, Zathura took a tumble nearly falling off the charts with $2.10 million on 1474 screens in 35 markets for a $21.47 million. Typical of the film's performance this week was the U.K. where it fell from first to fifth with $1.02 million on 404 screens for a two-week total of $3.69 million.
  • Incontrolable opened in third place in its native France with $1.91 million on 573 screens while it had to settle for sixth in Belgium with $125,000 on 14 screens.
  • The Pink Panther opened day-and-date in a few markets, the most impressive of which was Mexico where it came in first with $1.30 million on 471 screens. It also finished first in Puerto Rico with $340,000. Add in a couple of smaller markets and the film made $1.77 million on 564 screens in 4 markets during its first weekend of release on the international stage.
  • The German family film, Die Wilden Huhner, opened in second place in its native market with $1.61 million on 575 screens.
  • The French film, Toute La Beaute Du Monde, opened in fifth place in France with $1.52 million on 360 screens.
  • Tom Yum Goong, which still doesn't have a secure release date domestically, opened in France with $1.27 million on 301 screens finishing in sixth place in the process.
  • Mo Gik opened in Japan with $995,000 on 270 screens, which is well below the $5000 per screen average that separates the hits from the misses. It did little better in Greece with $169,000 in a market that is less than one tenth the size.
  • Libertine opened in fourth place in Italy with $786,000 on 273 screens. While this is miles ahead of what the film has done domestically so far, it is rather disappointing since the market is generally very kind to Oscar bait movies.
  • Just Friends opened in third place in Australia with $759,000 on 174 screens. Again, its performance here is a little better than how it fared domestically, which was better than expected. Take into account the film's lower than average budget and it should show a profit after its initial push into the home market.
  • Good Night, And Good Luck opened in 12th place in Spain with $407,000 while playing on just 32 screens, which is equivalent to about 300 theatres domestically. So far the film has only made about $10 million internationally, but it has yet to open in a number of major markets.
  • King Kong fell off the charts this week meaning until the studio decides to release final box office figures, we won't get an update beyond $325.71 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has also fallen off the charts with a final tally of $597 million. While it will likely miss the $600 million milestone after all is said and done, it was still a huge success.

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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, Flightplan, Saw II, Brokeback Mountain, The Pink Panther, Jarhead, Underworld: Evolution, Memoirs of a Geisha, Final Destination 3, Nanny McPhee, Rumor Has It, Pride & Prejudice, Derailed, Just Friends, Good Night, and Good Luck, Zathura, Prime, Tom yum goong, Casanova, The Libertine, Wu ji