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International Details - Scaring Up some Business

July 2nd, 2006

Scary Movie 4 opened in first place in both France and Spain, helping the film into sixth place overall with $4.89 million on 1512 screens in 22 markets for a total of $74.72 million internationally. In Spain the film made $1.76 million on 400 screens over the weekend and $1.83 million in total, while in France it brought in $3.47 million on 571 screens, but that was for the full week.

  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift added a handful of smaller markets over the weekend but still fell 41% to $4.70 million on 953 screens in 12 markets for an early international total of $15.69 million. Typical of the film's traction was its 44% drop-off during its second weekend in the U.K. where it brought in $1.86 million on 415 screens for a total of $6.54 million. It was even worse in Australia down 56% to $985,000 on 219 screens for a $3.97 million total.
  • Krrish is the latest Indian movie to open high on the international charts, this time earning an eighth place finish with $4.33 million on 893 screens in 19 markets. This included a ninth place, $383,000 debut on 46 screens in the U.K. as well as an 18th place, $52,000 debut on 7 screens in Australia.
  • It took just three weeks for The Omen to start shedding markets, which explains its 54% drop-off this weekend. Overall it earned $4.08 million on 3697 screens in 55 markets for a total of $55.75 million.
  • The Break-Up remained in the top ten, barely, with $4.00 million on 1084 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $12.34 million. Half that total, $2.03 million, came from 299 screens in France, which represents a third place debut. The film also opened in Belgium scoring second place with $312,000 on 44 screens over the weekend and $363,000 in total.
  • Click opened day and date in two markets over the weekend, Australia and New Zealand, topping both markets in the process. In Australia it earned $2.97 million on 281 screens while in New Zealand it made $853,000 on just 48.
  • Death Note remained in first place in Japan down 26% to $2.67 million on 343 screens for a total of $8.89 million after two weeks.
  • Dirty Carnival slipped just 11% during its second weekend in South Korea adding $2.35 million on 380 screens to its total of $7.56 million.
  • One Missed Call Final opened in fourth place in Japan with $1.31 million on 246 screens; while this start was slower than expected, it did manage to top $5000 per screen average, which is the usual dividing line between films that sink and films that swim. On the other hand, its fourth place debut in South Korea pulled in just $745,000 on 135 screens over the weekend and $910,000 in total; it is unlikely the film will last long there.
  • Just My Luck opened in first place in Mexico, but that was more to do with weak competition than it had to do with a strong performance by this film as it only made $859,000 on 318 screens. Overall the film made $1.94 million on 866 screens in 10 markets for a total of $4.22 million.
  • The Lake House started its international run in earnest with a second place, $1.39 million opening on 343 screens in the U.K. while it had to settle for fourth in Italy with a mere $277,000 on 186. Overall the film made $1.81 million on 560 screens in 3 markets for a very early international total of $2.11 million.
  • Trick 2 fell another 33% in Japan, which is high for that market. Over the weekend it made $1.81 million on 282 screens to its total of $12.78 million.
  • Ultraviolet opened in the U.K., and other markets, and while it was able to climb into 18th place with $1.36 million on 840 screens, its $7.93 million total is still a real disappointment. In the U.K. the film barely finished 10th with $268,000 on 216 screens, less than $1000 ahead of Thank You For Smoking.
  • The Hills Have Eyes reentered the charts with a $1.17 million weekend on 273 screens in 4 markets lifting its total to $17.26 million. Almost all of that came from the film's fourth place debut in France where it managed $1.88 million on 244 screens, but that was for the full week.
  • Limit Of Love: Umizaru was down 34% in Japan to $1.17 million on 283 screens for a total of $57.87 million.
  • Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties doesn't have a major opening until mid-July, but still added another $1.03 million on 498 screens in 4 markets to its very early international total of $3.14 million. Even if it only makes half of what the original made internationally, it will still show a profit.
  • Baruto No Gakuen slipped a spot to sixth place in Japan with $1.01 million on 297 screens for a total of $3.26 million.
  • R.V. is really struggling internationally pulling in just $957,000 on 739 screens in 24 markets for a total of $6.96 million.
  • Take the Lead climbed into 24th place thanks to openings in a handful of smaller markets, which lifted its total of $954,000 on 654 screens in 18 markets for a total of $23.28 million internationally.
  • Les Formidables opened in third place in its native South Korea with $932,000 on 291 screens over the weekend and $1.19 million in total.
  • La Maison Du Bonheur fell to seventh place in France this week, despite slipping just 20% to $925,000 on 385 screens for total of $4.00 million after three weeks of release.
  • A Song to the Sun held up very well in Japan down just 21% to $912,000 on 220 screens for a total of $3.11 million.
  • Volver has now earned more in France than it did in its native Spain thanks to a $1.47 million week long box office for a total of $12.07 million in the market, which is just a rounding error ahead of its Spanish total. Over the weekend, the film made $885,000 on 459 screens in 5 markets for a total of $35.46 million.
  • Mission: Impossible 3 had the worst week-to-week drop-offs on the charts this week down 17 places and 55%. The film landed in 29th spot ant $836,000 on 1196 screens in 45 markets for total of $205.67 million. This is enough to help the film show a profit by its initial push into the home market, but well below the studios expectations.
  • Lucky Number Slevin reentered the 30, barely, with $775,000 on 209 screens in 9 markets for a total of $17.72 million. Almost all of that came from South Korea where it debuted in fifth place with $633,000 on 116 screens over the weekend and $750,000 in total.
  • The Wind That Shakes The Barley opened in fifth place in the U.K. with $711,000 on 105 screens, which is equivalent to about 1000 theatres domestically.
  • The Shaggy Dog was one of three new films to bomb in their debuts in Germany over the weekend but it was the best with $181,000 on 301 screens finishing fourth in the process. The others were The Alibi in 8th with $136,000 on 136 screens and Slither in 11th with $90,000 on 148 screens.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Click, Mission: Impossible III, The Break-Up, Scary Movie 4, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Shaggy Dog, The Omen, The Lake House, The Hills Have Eyes, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Thank You For Smoking, Lucky Number Slevin, Ultraviolet, Just My Luck, Volver, Slither, The Alibi