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Under Climbing Up World Charts

March 19th, 2006

A number one opening in France, as well as a slew of smaller debuts, pushed Underworld: Evolution into sixth place on the international charts with $4.98 million on 1473 screens in 20 markets for a running tally of $36.12 million after nearly two months in release. In France the film earned $1.84 million on 346 screens while it managed the same feat in a trio of Asian markets: Taiwan with $600,000 on 75 screens, Malaysia with $310,000 on 45, and Hong Kong with $290,000 on 25. Interestingly, the original was banned in Malaysia.

  • Oscars and an opening in South Korea helped Walk the Line remain mostly flat with $4.23 million on 1710 screens in 31 markets for an international total of $50.12 million. In South Korea the film opened in fifth place with $625,000 on 120 screens over the weekend and $734,000 in total while in the U.K. it remained flat with $994,000 on 290 screens over the weekend and $14.26 million in total.
  • Bumer: Film vtoroy, the sequel to the Russian film, Bumer, opened in first place in its native land with $3.80 million on 415 screens, which is more than double what the original made in total back in 2003.
  • Memoirs Of A Geisha slipped further dow the charts this weekend falling to ninth place with $3.64 million on 1673 screens in 44 markets for an international total of $92.84 million. The film's biggest opening was in Poland where the film debuted in third place with $360,000 on 50 screens over the weekend and $407,000 in total. The film's biggest market of the weekend was France with $1.09 million on 251 screens for a two-week total of $3.03 million.
  • Doraemon 2006 held up well even compared to historical averages in Japan with dipping just 15% to $3.17 million on 309 scresn for a two-week total of $7.63 million.
  • Daisy opened in first place in South Korea with $3.12 million on 381 screens over the weekend and $3.75 million in total.
  • Capote just missed the top ten with $2.54 million on 645 screens in 35 markets for a international total of $8.80 million so far. It is still playing in semi-limited release in most markets. Its best market of the weekend was France where it managed tenth place with $659,000 despite opening on just 78 screens.
  • Die Wilden Kerle 3 remained in first place in Germany with $2.39 million on 590 screens over the weekend and $6.79 million in total. The film also debuted in the German speaking region of Switzerland with $175,000 on 31 screens, which was good enough for sixth place in the whole country.
  • Big Momma's House 2 slipped a few spots to 14th with $2.48 million on 1001 screens in 22 markets for an international total of $51.32 million. The film is coasting on holdovers at the moment, but still have a couple of major markets left to open in and it is the highest grossing Hollywood movie on the international charts so far this year.
  • Date Movie more than doubled it screen count over the weekend but still fell to $2.42 million on 736 screens in 9 markets for an international box office of $12.46 million. The film opened in Singapore with $247,000 on 23 screens and in Sweden with $145,000 from 30 but its biggest market was the U.K. with $1.31 million on 353 screens for a two-week total of $6.74 million.
  • Final Destination 3 continues to expand adding several more markets for a $2.34 million on 840 screens in 14 markets for a total of $21.95 on the international scene. Its beat opening of the weekend was Greece where the film debuted in third place with $295,000.
  • Firewall climbed into 16th place with $2.11 million on 919 screens in 15 markets for a early total of $9.65 million. The film opened in first place in Brazil with $501,000 on 135 screens while it had to settle for third in Argentina with $89,000 on 30. Most impressively was its performance in Mexico where it remained in first place after dropping just 19% to $691,000 on 350 screens over the weekend and $2.09 million in total.
  • Fun with Dick and Jane had the worst week-to-week performance on the charts this week plummeting 51% to $2.10 million on 1419 screens in 47 markets for an international total of $84.08 million. It goes without saying that the film had no new openings over the weekend, but it did remain flat in Russia scoring $1.01 million on 228 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $2.23 million in that market.
  • The Hills Have Eyes opened day-and-date in the U.K. finishing first there with $1.95 million on 331 screens over the weekend. If it can repeat this performance elsewhere, it should show a solid profit in no time.
  • Hostel barely hung onto a spot in the top 20 with $1.91 million on 745 screens in 17 markets lifting its international total to $8.44 million. The film had a surprising first place finish in Belgium with $230,000 on 25 screens.
  • Les Bronzes Amis Pour la Vie lost more than half of its box office this weekend but still added $1.81 million on 712 screens in three markets for an international total of $79.42 million. The film finished in third place in its native France with $1.57 million on 647 screens for a six-week total of $71.71 million in that one market alone.
  • Aeon Flux popped back onto the charts thanks to fourth place, $1.36 million opening on 273 screens in Japan. That was the vast majority of its weekend total of $1.77 million on 733 screens in 24 markets and above average compared to the rest of its $19.03 million international total so far.
  • Forbidden Quest slipped to second place in South Korean with $1.75 million on 350 screens over the weekend and $14.67 million in total.
  • Chicken Little added another $1.74 million from 1774 screens in 18 markets to is $174.61 million international total.
  • Nanny McPhee added a few more small territories this weekend, but the real news was that it broke through the $100 million market at the worldwide box office. Over the weekend it earned $1.63 million on 1376 screens in 28 markets for an international total of $58.53 million.
  • Bambi 2 nearly fell out of the top 30 with $1.61 million on 2098 screens in 20 markets and now has $27.35 million in total. The film still has major markets left to open in, but it will likely fall off radar screens before its next major opening.
  • Crash jumped back onto the charts thanks to re-releases in several markets including Spain where it shot up to second place with $1.08 million on 170 screens and in Italy where it placed ninth with $263,000 on 122 screens. Overall the film added $1.60 million on 633 screens to its international total of $32.25 million.
  • Notte Prima Degli Esami slipped to second place in Italy with $1.59 million on 327 screens for a four-week total of $9.98 million.
  • Derailed climbed back into the charts momentarily with $1.51 million on 1081 screens in 18 markets for an international box office of $18.94 million. Most of that came from France where it finished in ninth place with $933,000 on 304 screen while much of the rest came from Belgium where it debuted in eighth place with $157,000 on 35 screens over the weekend and $163,000 in total.
  • The Star Of Perfectual Government remained in third place in Japan with $1.37 million on 283 screens for a three-week total of $10.09 million.
  • Fauteuils D'Orchestre finally fell out of third place slipping to fourth during its fourth week of release in France. Over the weekend the film made $1.34 million on 481 screens for a total of $11.09 million, but those figures include both France and Belgium.
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose opened in fifth place in Japan with $1.14 million on 237 screens and now has $63.47 million internationally.
  • Zathura opened in two major markets over the weekend but the results were mixed. In Spain the film finished in third place with $850,000 on 225 screens while in Australia it missed the top ten with just $116,000 on 68. The film now has $29.04 million, which is just over what it earned domestically.
  • Last Holiday didn't do as well in Germany as I thought it would as it just missed the top ten with $269,000 on 124 screens while it just finished in tenth place is Mexico with $185,000 on 81 screens. On the other hand, it held up well in the U.K. with $537,000 on 199 screens for a two-week total of $1.46 million. Add it up and the film made $991,000 this weekend for a $2.25 million international total.
  • Lucky Number Slevin fell out of the top five in the U.K. with $984,000 on 302 screens for a $6.03 million total in that market, which just happens to be the only market is has played in so far.
  • The King and the Clown continues its record setting run in South Korea with a third place, $896,000 weekend in 151 screens for a $64.32 million total.
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit slipped a spot to third in Italy with $874,000 on 312 screens and now has $2.55 million in the market and $131.34 million internationally.
  • Pride & Prejudice is just wrapping up its international run earning $850,000 on 700 screens in 34 markets this weekend for an international total of $72.79 million.
  • Tristan & Isolde opened in its first major market earning a fourth place finish in Spain with $778,000 on 260 screens and now has $832,000 internationally.
  • A History Of Violence opened in fourth place in Australia with $509,000 on 81 screens for the best per screen average in the top twenty there. The film now has $26.96 million on the international scene making it one of David Cronenberg's highest grossing films ever.
  • Yours, Mine and Ours started its international run with a second place, $425,000 debut on 102 screens in Brazil. Its first major market is Australia where it opened this weekend while it should do the best in the U.K. when it opens later in the month.
  • The studio released an updated King Kong international box office and the big guy has brought in $327.27 million while still playing in a handful of markets.

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Filed under: International Box Office, King Kong, Chicken Little, Walk the Line, Fun With Dick And Jane, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Big Momma's House 2, Underworld: Evolution, Memoirs of a Geisha, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Crash, Final Destination 3, Yours, Mine and Ours, Firewall, Date Movie, Hostel, Nanny McPhee, The Hills Have Eyes, Last Holiday, Pride & Prejudice, Derailed, A History of Violence, Capote, Zathura, Lucky Number Slevin, Tristan & Isolde, Aeon Flux