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International Details - Da Vinci Sinks Poseidon

July 9th, 2006

Last minute updates in weekend numbers showed that it was The Da Vinci Code and not Poseidon grabbing the final spot in the top five. It was an exceedingly close race with the former film topping the latter by less than $3000 both with $5.68 million. The Da Vinci Code earned its box office on 4352 screens in 57 markets while Poseidon needed just 3584 in 48. On the other hand, their running tallies are worlds apart with The Da Vinci Code leading $507.68 million to $94.72 million. That film became just the 12th film to cross $500 million internationally and is less than $20 million from overtaking Finding Nemo for 10th place on the international charts.

  • The Break-Up opened in a few smaller markets and that helped it climb into seventh place with $3.21 million on 1169 screens in 14 markets for a $17.96 million international total so far. It opened in second place in Brazil with $450,000 on 300 screens while it plummeted 59% in France to $493,000 on 300 screens for a two-week total of $2.77 million.
  • X-Men: The Last Stand had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top 30 this week, but it also crossed $200 million so there's no reason to be upset at this point. Over the weekend it made $3.17 million on 2594 screens in 35 markets for an international total of $202.62 million and it could still top its domestic total with China and Japan still ahead.
  • Scary Movie 4 saw its box office nearly cut in half down to $2.65 million on 1438 screens in 26 market for a total of $80.21 million. The film did open in a few midlevel or smaller markets, including a first place, $352,000 debut on 58 screens in Belgium. However, the vast majority of its weekend haul came from holdovers including France with $1.02 million on 571 screens and Spain with $957,000 on 400. In that latter market it managed to stay in top spot despite there being five new releases in the top ten there.
  • Just My Luck climbed into the top ten with $2.61 million on 1208 screens in 14 markets for an early international total of $8.05 million. Almost all of this growth came from the U.K. where it placed second with $1.07 million on 325 screens while in Mexico it was down 46% to $478,000 on 315 screens for a two-week total of $1.97 million. So far the film has performed better than expected, but won't earn enough to compensate for its domestic struggles.
  • The Lake House shot up by 43% to $2.59 million on 1037 screens in 12 markets, but just missed the top ten. The film opened in second place in Spain with $938,000 on 225 screens but had to settle for third in Mexico with $522,000 on 150. During its second weekend in the U.K., it fell 48% to fourth with $736,000 on 342 screens. Overall the film has brought in just $6.22 million, but it's still early in its international run.
  • Death Note was knocked out of top spot in Japan by Cars, this despite dipping a mere 6% to $2.52 million on 274 screens and now has $13.53 million after three weeks of release.
  • Krrish was down 43% during its second week of release with $2.48 million on 903 screens in 19 markets for a total of $17.34 million after two weeks of release.
  • Click opened in first place on just 6 screens in Iceland bringing in 4.50 million kroner... which is about $59,000 American. It was also down just 34% in Australia to $1.98 million on 281 screens for a $6.39 million total. That was the vast majority of the films $2.28 million weekend haul, which was earned on 335 screens in just 3 markets.
  • The Omen is quickly running out of steam as it was down 49% falling from 9th to 15th this weekend. Overall it made $2.08 million on 2390 screens in 41 markets for a total of just $60.67 million. On the other hand, it appears to have been inexpensive enough to make at about $25 - $35 million that it will still show a profit by its initial push into the home market.
  • Arang, a.k.a. Forgive-Me-Not, opened in second place in South Korea with $1.86 million on 232 screens over the weekend and $2.57 million in total.
  • Fellow South Korea picture, Dirty Carnival, fell to third place with $1.55 million on 265 screens for a three-week total of $10.52 million.
  • Nos Jours Heureux opened in second place in France with $1.50 million on 368 screens, which was enough for it to place 18th on the overall charts.
  • Trick 2 fell to fourth in Japan with $1.43 million on 282 screens for a total of $14.58 million after four weeks of release.
  • The Hills Have Eyes slipped a spot to 20th this weekend despite growing 15% at the box office to $1.34 million on 569 screens in 6 markets for a running tally of $19.58 million. Most of its growth can be attributed to its Spanish debut where it finished fifth with $722,000 on 285 screens, but that is a poor debut for a horror film in that market.
  • Lucky Number Slevin climbed to 21st place with $1.22 million on 376 screens in 8 markets for a total of $19.43 million. Almost all of that came from two markets, France and South Korea. In the former it opened in fourth place with $682,000 on 190 screens while in the latter it remained in fifth with $500,000 on 130.
  • As expected, One Missed Call Final held well in Japan while plummeting in South Korea. In Japan it was down 27% to $937,000 on 247 screens for a total of $3.08 million. On the other hand, it lost 68% of its opening in South Korea with a mere $258,000 on 136 screens for a total of $1.58 million.
  • R.V. opened in two major markets over the weekend but failed to connect in either. In Germany the film did manage second place, but its box office of $249,000 on 195 screens was still terrible, but this has a lot to do with the World Cup as Germany was still alive as of last weekend. On the other hand, it placed seventh in its debut in Spain with $466,000 on 199 screens. Overall the film made $1.19 million on 933 screens for a total of $8.64 million after a month of release.
  • Volver climbed a few spots to 24th with $922,000 on 645 screens in 6 markets for a total of $37.40 million. The film is still going strong in France with $519,000 on 374 screens over the weekend and $14.05 million in total.
  • Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties continues to slip down the charts falling to 25th with $896,000 on 611 screens in 8 markets for a total of $4.40 million. It opened in a handful of smaller markets including Hong Kong, but it bombed there with just $92,000 on 31 screens. It is common for films to open there with per screen averages of over $10,000, so this was a very disappointing result.
  • Ultraviolet plummeted 70% during its second weekend in the U.K. falling out of the top ten with just $82,000 on 163 screens. It also had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten in Japan down 43% to $383,000 on 160 screens for the week and $1.82 million in total. Overall it added $872,000 on 594 screens to its total of just $10.05 million.
  • Baruto No Gakuen remained in sixth place in Japan with $814,000 on 298 screens for a total of $5.00 million in that market.
  • A Song to the Sun slipped just 9% in Japan adding $812,000 on 220 screens for a three-week total of $4.78 million.
  • Lord of War re-entered the charts in 29th place, more than eight months after it launched, overall it made $808,000 on 232 screens in 2 markets for a total of $37.99 million. Of that, $785,000 on 199 screens came from its debut in Spain.
  • Limit Of Love: Umizaru was down another 31% in Japan, which is uncharacteristically high for the market, but it is very far along in its run. Over the weekend in added $788,000 on 198 screens for a total of $58.39 million after two-months of release.
  • Take the Lead fell out of the top 30 with $775,000 on 598 screens in 17 markets for a total of $24.53 million, which is closing in on its domestic total. It opens in France this weekend, and depending on how well it does there, it could match its domestic total before all is said and done.
  • Hard Candy opened sixth place in Germany over the weekend with $132,000 on 58 screens and while this isn't a great start, it did earn the best per screen average in the market there. Meanwhile, in the U.K. it added another $257,000 on 213 screens to its three-week total of $2.94 million.
  • United 93 added $310,000 on 384 screens in 3 markets to its total of $7.6 million. This includes a fifth place, $85,000 debut on 30 screens over the weekend in Holland.
  • Slither struggled in yet another market with just $30,000 on 22 screens over the weekend in the Netherlands and $63,000 in total. So far the film has made $4.23 million internationally, more than half of that, ($2.18 million), coming from the U.K.

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Filed under: International Box Office, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Da Vinci Code, Click, The Break-Up, Scary Movie 4, R.V., Poseidon, The Omen, The Lake House, The Hills Have Eyes, Take the Lead, United 93, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Lord of War, Lucky Number Slevin, Ultraviolet, Just My Luck, Volver, Slither, Hard Candy