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International Details - Hedge Still a Success Overseas

August 6th, 2006

Over the Hedge may have slipped out of the top five landing in sixth place this week, but it is still bringing in plenty at the box office. After earning $7.12 million on 3877 screens in 33 markets the film now has $121.76 million internationally and is closing in on its domestic total with several more markets left to open in. Its biggest market was again Germany with $1.49 million on 743 screens over the weekend for a four-week total of $14.26 million. Should it perform well in Japan and Italy, it will have no trouble reaching $300 million worldwide. And while that is low compared to the historical averages for digitally animated films, but is still a great result.

  • Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties again had its best weekend of its international run climbing a spot to seven with $6.83 million on 2580 screens in 21 markets for an early total of $22.29 million. The film opened in second place in Mexico with $1.56 million on 685 screens and $312,000 on 90 screens in Poland. In both markets the film earned nearly as much during its opening as it earned in total here, once you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. On the other hand, the film struggled in its opened in South Korea earning sixth with $476,000 on 93 screens, while suffering a similar fate in Taiwan with $106,000 on 17. Holdovers, on the other hand, were amazing with the film down just 24% during its second weekend in the U.K. to $1.05 million on 336 screens for a total of $3.86 million so far. And in France it was even better as the film was down just 9% for the week rising to first place with at $1.91 million on 563 screens for a two-week total of $4.00 million.
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift fell out of the top five with $5.24 million on 2184 screens in 37 markets for a total of $63.82 million. The film opened in a few, mostly smaller markets including the Netherlands where it placed second with $334,000 on 60 screens over the weekend and $372,000 in total. Strangely the film remained in first place in Italy with $338,000 on 171 screens and has earned a total of $3.11 million after three weeks there.
  • The Lake House climbed into the top ten with $3.97 million on 1352 screens in 26 markets for a total of $25.12 million. Almost all of the film's grown came from France where it opened in sixth place with $945,000 on 131 screens over the full week.
  • Despite no major openings, The Break-Up held strong with $3.78 million on 958 screens in 24 markets for a total of $38.70 million. In the U.K. it fell 41% to $2.64 million on 374 screens for a two-week total of $10.20 million.
  • Mission: Impossible 3 fell out of the top ten with $3.43 million on 800 screens in 16 markets for a $247.38 million international run.
  • Dragon Tiger Gate opened in four Southeast Asian markets with a combined $3.30 million on 559 screens.
  • Poseidon opened in first place in Spain with $2.57 million on 429 screens over the weekend and $3.51 million in total. That was the vast majority of the film's $2.99 million weekend, which was earned on 1675 screens in 37 markets lifting its total to $113.27 million.
  • Sinking Of Japan fell to third place during its third weekend in Japan with $2.41 million on 316 screens for a $22.73 million total.
  • You, Me & Dupree started its international run with openings in Australia and New Zealand. In the former market is placed first with $1.92 million on 247 screens while in the later it earned $186,000 on 40. It's very difficult to use these two markets to gage the film's international potential.
  • Silent Hill opened in second place in Spain this weekend with $1.36 million on 180 screens. On the one hand, the film didn't start as fast as I would have predicted given the market's appetite for horror films. On the other hand, 180 screen count is like opening in 1500 - 1750 theatres domestically and its per screen average was the best in the market. Overall it added $1.97 million on 731 screens in 15 markets for a total of $41.17 million internationally and $88.15 million worldwide.
  • Hanbando, a.k.a. The Korean Peninsula, tumbled 60% this weekend, but that's common for the market. This weekend it placed second with $1.78 million on 447 screens for a total of $20.77 million after three weeks.
  • Pokemon: Theater Volume 9 held on much better this week down just 26% to $1.77 million on 440 screens in 2 markets for a total of $14.31 million.
  • Hui Buh - Das Schlossgespenst, a.k.a., Hui Buh - The Castle Ghost, remained in second place in Germany with $1.52 million on 695 screens for a two-week total of $4.15 million. Its strong hold was even more impressive considering the competition. Overall the film made $1.74 million on 797 screens in three markets and how has $4.80 million in total.
  • Stormbreaker held reasonably well in the U.K. down one spot to fifth with $1.46 million on 376 screens for a two-week total of $5.84 million.
  • Omkara became the latest Indian film to reach the international charts as it debuted in 21st place with $1.35 million on 477 screens in 15 markets.
  • The Da Vinci Code is shedding screens and markets but it still managed to add $1.32 million on 1113 screens in 42 markets to its international total of $527.87 million and currently sits in 10th place on that chart. Worldwide the film had $744.26 million at the end of the weekend placing it 22nd on the Worldwide Chart. It should top The Chronicles of Narnia before long but that's the last goal for the film.
  • No new openings pushed The Sentinel out of the top twenty with $1.18 million on 473 screens in 9 markets for a total of $11.67 million internationally. Its best market was again Spain where it remained in third place with $924,000 on 285 screens for a two-week total of $3.11 million.
  • Miami Vice started its international run with day-and-date releases in three Southeast Asian markets earning a combined $1.09 million on 156 screens. Taiwan was the film's biggest market as it finished first there with $438,000 on 55 screens while Thailand was close behind with $408,000 on 51. Lastly, it made $241,000 on 50 in Singapore.
  • United 93 continued to hold well despite no new openings down just 15% to $1.08 million on 503 screens in 10 markets for a $14.95 million international total.
  • Nos Jours Heureux saw growth this week up 17% to $960,000 on 385 screens in France and Belgium and has brought in $6.79 million after five weeks of release.
  • Nikto Ne Znaet Pro Seks, a.k.a. Nobody Knows About Sex, opened in third place in Russia with $477,000 on 207 screens over the weekend and $605,000 in total. While adding in smaller markets it made $855,000 on 303 screens over the weekend and $974,000 in total, which is close to its estimated $1.1 million production budget.
  • Brave Story was practically flat this week down a miniscule 1% to $798,000 on 265 screens in Japan. After for weeks of release in its native market is has amassed $9.07 million in total.
  • Baruto No Gakuen returned to the top ten in Japan with $740,000 on 363 screens for a $8.68 million total. This was enough for the film to place 29th on the international charts.
  • Stay opened in France over the weekend pulling in $722,000 on 178 screens and now has $4.33 million during its international run. While this is more than it earned domestically, the film is still a huge financial blunder costing $50 million to make.
  • On the other hand, the similarly titled Stay Alive opened in eighth place in the U.K. with $261,000 on 160 screens. Overall the film added an estimate $400,000 to its international total of $1.4 million. This is nowhere near what it earned domestically, but the film was inexpensive enough that it should still show a profit after its initial push into the home market.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Da Vinci Code, Over the Hedge, Mission: Impossible III, The Break-Up, You, Me and Dupree, Miami Vice, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Poseidon, The Lake House, Silent Hill, The Sentinel, United 93, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Stay Alive, Stay, Omkara, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker