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International Details - Da Vinci Outpaces Fast and the Furious

July 16th, 2006

The Da Vinci Code slipped out of the top five with $3.85 million on 3037 screens in 55 markets for a total of $515.15 million. This is the 11th best international total ever, while its worldwide mark of $728.36 million places it 23rd on the all-time worldwide chart.

  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift also fell out of the top five, but that's all it has in common with The Da Vinci Code. The street racing flick was down 43% to $3.78 million on 1610 screens in 23 markets for a total of $32.03 million. It is performing better than the original in most international markets and could top $100 million internationally, but we'll know more about its potential next week after it opens in Germany and Italy.
  • The Lake House reached the top ten for the first time in its young run with $3.31 million on 1339 screens in 14 markets for a still early total of $11.21 million internationally. All of its growth can be attributed to its debut in Germany where it finished a distant second place to Over the Hedge with $975,000 on 307 screens. In the meantime, it was down just 35% in Spain to $611,000 on 227 screens for a two-week total of $1.97 million.
  • After dropping out of the top 30, Silent Hill shot back into the top ten with $3.03 million on 1010 screens in 15 markets for a total of $31.89 million. Most of that came from a handful of openings in a trio of major markets including a first place, $835,000 opening on 304 screens over the weekend in Italy, (and $891,000 in total). It earned more in Japan, ($1.07 million on 175 screens) and in Mexico, ($848,000 on 300 screens), but had to settle for fifth and fourth place respectively. As for the film's race for profitability, it would need to make about $100 million internationally to show a profit before the home market, but this isn't going to happen. On the other hand, if the film can earn $100 million worldwide, a much more reasonable goal, it should show a profit before its TV debut.
  • Poseidon barely hung onto a spot in the top ten with $2.86 million on 2244 screens in 42 markets, but that was enough to top $100 million internationally with $100.59 million. This is not enough to show a profit any time soon, and it might not even be enough to save someone's job.
  • The Break-Up only opening of note was in Portugal where it topped the market with $280,000 on 46 screens. No major openings and weak holds pushed the film out of the top ten with $2.29 million on 1046 screens in 17 markets for a total of $21,80 million internationally.
  • Brave Story opened in third place in Japan with $2.12 million on 363 screens for a 12th place on the overall charts.
  • Death Note finished one place behind, both internationally and in Japan, with $2.00 million on 272 screens. In four weeks the film has earned $17.01 million in its native market while showing week-to-week holds that have been impressive even by the market's historical averages.
  • Just My Luck was a rounding error behind with $2.00 million on 1155 screens in 18 markets for a total of $11.72 million after a month of international release. The film opened in a trio of major and midlevel markets, but bombed in all of them. Its biggest opening was in Belgium where it scored $131,000 on 39 screens over the weekend and $141,000 in total while settling to seventh place. In Holland it made $126,000 on 44 screens over the weekend for a total of $134,000 earning fifth place. But both of those markets were blockbusters compared to Italy where it missed the top ten with a mere $43,000 on 38 screens. Even taking the World Cup into account, this is a disappointing result. On the other hand, the film was down a mere 27% in the U.K. to $785,000 on 326 screens for a $2.53 million two-week total.
  • A.P.T. opened in its native South Korea with $1.86 million on 277 screens over the weekend and $2.22 million in total, which was good enough for third place in the market and 15th overall.
  • Take the Lead more than double last week's box office climbing more than a dozen spots in the process. This week it finished 16th place with $1.58 million on 923 screens in 21 markets for a $26.55 million total. All of this growth can be attributed to the film's performance in France where it secured fourth place with $927,000 on 341 screens, which is very good considering it had to go against the World Cup finals.
  • On the other hand, Scary Movie 4 had one of the worst week-to-week performances on the charts down 8 places to 17th with $1.55 million on 1245 screens in 24 markets. Its $82.95 million internationally is closing in on its domestic total, but without any major markets left, it will struggle to get there.
  • Arang, a.k.a. Forgive-Me-Not, fell to fourth in South Korean with $1.50 million on 223 screens, for a two-week total of $5.08 million.
  • Krrish was down another 41% during to $1.47 million on 743 screens in 15 markets for a three-week total of $19.90 million.
  • It's deja vu for The Hills Have Eyes as it remained in 20th place with an identical $1.34 million weekend; its theatre count was slightly higher at 699 while it opened in a couple of markets. The best new opening was Russia where it placed it placed third with $232,000 over the weekend an $300,000 in total. More impressively was its performance in Spain where it had the best week-to-week drop-off in the top 20 down just 26% to $538,000 on 284 screens for a two-week total of $1.60 million.
  • Last week I mentioned that Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties bombed in its debut in Hong Kong scoring just a fifth place finish. However, this was inaccurate. Hong Kong is one of those markets that publishes weekly result and since the film opened midweek the numbers published were comparing the film's first two days to the rest of the charts full week numbers. During its first weekend there, it placed first with $573,000 on 38 screens, well above the $10,000 per screen average it takes to be considered a hit there. Add in a second place, $166,000 debut on 72 screens in Argentina, as well as holdovers, and the film made $1.31 million on 685 screens in 9 markets for a very early international total of $6.24 million. The film hasn't opened in a major market yet, and won't for another week, and we won't have a clear picture of its potential till then.
  • United 93 opened in second place in Italy with $501,000 on 202 screens over the weekend and $584,000 in total. This helped the film climb back into the top 30 with $1.28 million on 585 screens in 6 markets for a total of $7.74 million internationally.
  • Nos Jours Heureux held on well in France down 23% to $1.15 million on 374 screens for a two-week total of $3.13 million. The film also opened in Belgium this week but just missed the top ten with $37,000 on 16 screens over the weekend and $42,000 in total.
  • No major, or even midlevel openings left Click plummeting down the charts to 24th place with $1.08 million on 309 screens in 4 markets for a total of $9.34 million so far.
  • X-Men: The Last Stand had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts this week down a massive 68% falling from 8th place to 25th in the process. Of course, the film has already beaten expectations nearly everywhere it's played so there's absolutely no reason to complain. This week it added $1.03 million on 1244 screens in 16 markets to its international total of $205.07 million after seven weeks of release and there's still China and Japan to go.
  • Trick 2 slipped a few more places to seven in Japan with $902,000 on 282 screens for a total of $16.51 million after a month of release.
  • Gwaui wik, a.k.a. Re-cycle, battled with Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties and Over the Hedge for top spot in Hong Kong all week. In the end it had to settle for second place with $561,000 on 44 screens for a two-week total of $1.42 million. Overall it made $776,000 on 106 screens in 3 markets for a total of $1.71 million.
  • R.V. has run out of gas with a mere $745,000 on 706 screens in 29 markets for an anemic international total of $10.01 million. Granted, the film has yet to open in several major markets, but I can't see it turning its fortunes around now.
  • Lucky Number Slevin opened in Belgium over the weekend but only managed seventh place with $131,000 on 39 screens over the weekend and $141,000 in total. Overall it earned $738,000 on 344 screens in 9 markets for a total of $20.90 million.
  • Dirty Carnival fell 53% to fifth in South Korea with $731,000 on 218 screens for a total of $12.23 million.
  • The Devil Wears Prada started its international run with a second place, $181,000 debut on 22 screens in Puerto Rico.

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Filed under: International Box Office, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Da Vinci Code, Click, The Devil Wears Prada, The Break-Up, Scary Movie 4, R.V., The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Poseidon, The Lake House, Silent Hill, The Hills Have Eyes, Take the Lead, United 93, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Lucky Number Slevin, Just My Luck