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International Details - Worldwide Mission Ends in China

July 30th, 2006

A first place debut in China lifted Mission: Impossible 3 into sixth place overall with $5.74 million on 838 screens in 21 markets for a total of $239.82 million. In China it earned $2.8 million on 394 screens while in Japan it managed $2.50 million on 540 for a total of $29.92 million after three weeks of release.

  • The Break-Up opened in second place in the U.K. with $4.48 million on 373 screens helping it climb into seventh place on the overall charts. Over the weekend the film made $5.63 million on 990 screens in 20 markets for a total of $31.23 million internationally. That figure pales compared to its domestic run, but members of the Frat Pack have never been big draws on the international scene.
  • Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties had its best weekend of its short international run with an eighth place, $4.50 million weekend earned on 1514 screens in 15 markets for an early total of $12.44 million. The film opened in third place in France with $1.76 million on 561 screens while it had to settle for fifth in the U.K. with $1.37 million on 327 screens. The film did even better in a number of smaller markets finishing in second in Denmark, ($370,000 on 68 screens), Finland, ($176,000 on 59), and fourth in Switzerland with ($102,000 on 24). Its U.K. debut was 34% lower than the original while in France it was down a mere 17%. Compare that to domestically where it was down more than 66% and it's clear that the film's international run will be much, much stronger than its domestic, perhaps even strong enough to show a profit.
  • A South Korean film, Hanbando, a.k.a. The Korean Peninsula, remained in first place in its home market with $4.43 million on 520 screens over the weekend and $17.07 million in total.
  • Sinking Of Japan was pushed into a distant second in Japan due to the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. But it's week-to-week drop-off of just 30% was the best in the top ten and helped the film add $3.70 million on 316 screens to its two-week total of $16.51 million.
  • Pokemon: Theater Volume 9 fell 44% during its second weekend in Japan down to fourth place with $2.03 million on 319 screens for a $8.96 million total. The film also opened in South Korea over the weekend but only managed seventh place with $373,000 on 102 screens over the weekend and $408,000 in total.
  • The Lake House opened in a handful of smaller markets including second place in New Zealand with $109,000 on 34 screens. This helped its weekend total grow slightly to $2.33 million on 1163 screens in 22 markets for a total of $19.00 million after more than a month of release.
  • Stormbreaker opened in fourth place in the U.K. with $2.31 million on 370 screens, which was enough for 13th place overall.
  • Hui Buh - Das Schlossgespenst, a.k.a., Hui Buh - The Castle Ghost, opened in second place in Germany with $1.77 million on 701 screens. Add in a couple of other, smaller markets and the film made $2.03 million on 802 screens over the weekend.
  • The Da Vinci Code continues its decent down the charts falling to 15th place this week with $1.95 million on 1743 screens in 54 markets for a total of $525.07 million internationally. That puts the film in a virtual tie for tenth place with Finding Nemo while its worldwide total of $740.94 million is 22nd on the Worldwide Chart.
  • The Sentinel opened in third place in Spain this weekend with $1.44 million on 285 screens. That was the vast majority of the film's $1.88 million weekend, which was earned on 552 screens in 10 markets. It also helped push the film's international total of $8.28 million since it debuted months ago, but that is a far cry from what it needs to earn to show a profit.
  • No new openings left United 93 slipping down the charts to 17th place with $1.25 million on 564 screens in 10 markets for a $13.43 million international total so far. It did have strong holds including down just 29% in France to $707,000 on 223 screens for a two-week total of $1.96 million.
  • Poseidon had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top 30 this weeks as is plummeted 53% to $1.12 million on 1530 screens in 33 markets for a total of just $106.80 million.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend got off to a less than super start finishing a distant second place in Australia. The film barely earned more than a third of the number one film with $949,000 on 214 screens. After bombing domestically, the film needs a huge run internationally, but if this result is any indication, that won't happen.
  • Silent Hill had to rely on holdovers this weekend as it barely hung onto a spot in the top 20 with $910,000 on 721 screens in 13 markets for a total of $37.95 million so far. Its best market was Italy where it remained in second place during its third weekend of release with $255,000 on 222 screens for a $2.64 million total.
  • Little Man opened in a trio of new markets but still fell out of the top twenty with $843,000 on 218 screens in 4 markets for a $2.51 million total. Its biggest opening was in Holland where it scored second place with $247,000 on 50 screens. Its biggest market was Australia where it fell 52% to $573,000 on 165 screens for a $2.18 million total.
  • The Shaggy Dog returned to the charts with $835,000 on 646 screens in 7 markets for an international total of $23.25 million. The majority of that came from Spain where it earned $660,000 on 350 screens finishing fifth in the process.
  • Nos Jours Heureux slipped just 4% during its fourth week of release in France as it added $807,000 on 374 screens in that market to its $5.41 million total there. Adding in Belgium and the film made $821,000 on 385,000 for a total of $5.51 million so far.
  • Tsotsi returned to the charts with $815,000 on 283 screens for an international total of $5.98 million, which is nearly double its $3 million production budget. Almost all of its weekend total came from France where it debuted in sixth place with $784,000 on 233 screens.
  • Brave Story slipped another spot to sixth in Japan with $813,000 on 266 screens for a total of $6.98 million after three weeks of release.
  • Just behind was fellow Japanese film, Death Note Part 1 with $729,000 on 264 screens for the weekend and $21.69 million in total.
  • French film, Ils, a.k.a. Them, opened in eighth place in its home market with $665,000 on 150 screens.
  • Jindabyne opened in Australia with $658,000 on a just 65 screens for a third place finish.
  • R.V. climbed a couple of spots to 28th with $653,000 on 623 screens in markets for a total of $12.04 million. This week it opened in France but missed the top ten with just $324,000 on 147 screens, which is a bad result, even compared to the rest of its international run.
  • Take the Lead fell just 39% this weekend, but that was enough to push it more than 10 places lower to 30th with $650,000 on 595 screens in 15 markets for a total of $29.52 million. The film remained in the top ten in France with $363,000 on 263 screens for a three-week total of $2.37 million.
  • Ultraviolet opened in fifth place in South Korea with $333,000 on 83 screens over the weekend and $389,000 in total. This is not a great start, but it is better than average for the film's $12 million international run so far.
  • Nacho Libre opened in a pair of Southeast Asian markets earning $204,000 on 25 screens in Singapore and $85,000 on 38 screens in Philippines. However, that latter market was hit by a typhoon this past week and that hurt the overall box office considerably.

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    Filed under: International Box Office, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible III, The Break-Up, Nacho Libre, R.V., The Shaggy Dog, Poseidon, Little Man, The Lake House, Silent Hill, The Sentinel, Take the Lead, United 93, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Ultraviolet, Tsotsi, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker