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Bronze is Triple Gold Medallist

February 22nd, 2006

For the third weekend in a row, The French film, Les Bronzes Amis Pour la Vie, topped the international charts. This week it made $11.28 million on 1019 screens in three markets for a total of $62.48 million. It goes without saying that its best market was France where it made another $9 million on 950 screens for a $57.8 million running tally there.

Munich fell 31% but still remained in second place with $7.40 million on 3387 screens in 46 markets for a total of $64.40 million. There only opening of significance was in Russia where the film had to settle for fifth place with $329,000 on 129 screens over the weekend and $366,000 in total. However, its best market of the weekend was South Korea where it made $962,000 on 148 screens for a total of $3.95 million so far. Its best market so far continues to be the U.K. with $7.70 million, including $551,000 on 290 screens this weekend.

A mere 6% drop-off in the U.K., as well as openings in some smaller markets, helped Big Momma's House 2 climb into third place with $7.10 million on 2027 screens in 21 markets for a total of $34.96 million internationally. That puts the film on pace to become the first film of 2006 to reach $100 million worldwide. Its best market was the aforementioned U.K. where it climbed into second place with $2.84 million on 317 screens for a $9.12 million total. It also opened in first place in the Netherlands with $447,000 on 74 screens over the weekend and $485,000 in total while it missed first place during its debut in New Zealand by less than $1000 at $152,000 on 50 screens.

Walk the Line stayed in fourth place with $6.80 million on 2247 screens in 42 markets for an international total of $29.20 million so far. It opened in a trio of major markets earning $740,000 on 260 screens in France, 225,000 on 107 in Italy, and $170,000 on 131 screens in Japan. None of those results can be described as successes. On the other hand, the film earned $1.67 million on 276 screens in the U.K. for a three-week total of $8.47 million and $1.21 million on 304 screens in Germany for a total of $5.14 million, also after three weeks.

Chicken Little slipped from third to fifth with $6.57 million on 2128 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $162.79 million. Worldwide the film has $297 million and will hit $300 million by the end of the weekend. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it was down just 3% to $3.84 million on 513 screens for a two-week total of $14.76 million so far while it performed even better in Denmark up 14% to $447,000 on 71 screens over the weekend and $1.67 million in total.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Chicken Little, Walk the Line, Big Momma's House 2, Munich