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International Details - Cars Can't Keep Up with Top Five

August 13th, 2006

Cars fell out of the top five landing in fifth place with $6.77 million on 3003 screens in 33 markets for a total of $127.79 million after two months on the international scene. Most of its weekend haul came from the U.K. where it had the best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten down 31% to $3.52 million on 512 screens for a two-week total of $14.33 million. This would have been a good result, if it wasn't for Pixar's track record in the market.

  • Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties remained in seventh thanks mostly to stronger than expected holds including the U.K. where it had the second best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten down 35% to $694,000 on 336 screens for a total of $6.21 million in the market. It was even better in France down 29% to $1.36 million on 549 screens for a $5.41 million total after three weeks and in Poland it actually saw its take climb by 8% to $346,000 on 90 screens for $985,000 after two weeks. There no major openings this week, but the film did open in second place in Sweden with a respectable 379,000 on 120 screens. Overall the film made $5.20 million on 2520 screens in 21 markets for a $32.98 million running tally and should end with $100 million worldwide.
  • Gedo senki, a.k.a. Tales From Earthsea, remained in first place in Japan despite having the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten there. The film was down 35% to $5.10 million on 435 screens for a two-week total of $21.73 million, which is still a very good total.
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift opened in first place in Singapore with $420,000 on 27 screens, but that was the film's only opening of note. This meant the it slipped further down the charts to $4.07 million on 1910 screens in 37 markets for a total of $70.59 million.
  • The Lake House slipped a spot to 10th with $3.72 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.15 million. While the film hasn't been a breakout hit, it has done about as well as these types of films generally do.
  • Despite a handful of smaller openings, The Break-Up fell out of the top ten with $3.33 million on 1044 screens in 32 markets and now has $45.16 million. Openings include an anemic $132,000 on 45 screens in Sweden, good only for fourth place and a barely better third place start in Finland with $60,000 on 12 screens.
  • Click returned to the international charts thanks to number one debuts in a handful of markets. The largest was in Taiwan where the film earned $955,000 on 76 screens while Russia was close behind with $926,000 on 236 over the weekend, (and $1.16 million in total). The film also topped Singapore with $365,000 on 29 and Israel with $110,000 while it had to settle for second place in the Ukraine with $104,000 over the weekend and $115,000 in total.
  • Hui Buh - Das Schlossgespenst, a.k.a., Hui Buh - The Castle Ghost, shot up by 35% in its native market earning $2.07 million on 695 screens in 3 markets for a total of $7.55 million after three weeks. Adding in Austria and Switzerland and the film made $2.37 million on 787 screens for a total of $8.52 million.
  • Monster House made its first major push into the international scene with $2.23 million on 576 screens in 6 markets for a very early total of $2.85 million. The vast majority of that came from Mexico where the film finished first with $1.81 million on 479 screens, but considering how family friendly that market is, this is not a big surprise.
  • Mission: Impossible 3 reached $250 million on Thursday before adding $2.21 million on 789 screens in 13 markets over the weekend to its international total of $252.52 million. However, recent reports suggest that due to the film's expensive production budget and the overpriced star, the studio will barely break even.
  • The Sentinel is still looking for a breakout market, but at least it climbed the charts this weekend reaching 16th place with $1.90 million on 746 screens in 14 markets for a total of just $14.28 million internationally. Most of that came from two markets, Australia and Brazil; the film finished fifth in both with $683,000 on 196 screens and $375,000 on 107 respectively.
  • Sinking Of Japan remained in third place in Japan with the best week to week drop off in the top ten there. It fell just 22% to $1.88 million on 316 screens for a total of $27.66 million after four weeks of release.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend returned to the charts finishing 18th with $1.68 million on 548 screens in 4 markets for a very early total of $3.66 million. Almost all of that came from the U.K. where the film had to settle for fifth place with $1.36 million on 290 screens.
  • Poseidon had one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs on the international charts this week drop 45% to 19th place with $1.64 million on 1284 screens in 29 markets for a total of $116.97 million. This collapse was mirrored in its largest market as it fell 52% in Spain landing in second place with $1.26 million on 418 screens for a two-week total of $5.97 million.
  • Volver returned to the charts thanks to a fifth place $999,000 opening on a mere 91 screens in Germany. Overall the film made $1.62 million on 413 screens in 8 markets for an international total of $42.61 million, which bodes very well for the film's October opening.
  • You, Me & Dupree fell out of the top twenty with $1.52 million this weekend for a total of $4.24 million internationally. The film is still only playing in two markets, Australia and New Zealand. In the former market it remained in first place with $1.37 million on 247 screens while in the latter it earned $150,000 on 40.
  • The Japan film, Fly, Daddy, Fly, started its international run... in South Korea. There it earned third place with $1.49 million on 282 screens over the weekend and $1.90 million in total.
  • Masked Rider Kabuto opened in fourth place in Japan with $1.22 million on 260 screens.
  • No major openings left Silent Hill falling down the charts to 24th place with $1.40 million on 580 screens in 15 markets for a total of $43.59 million internationally. The film is just weeks away from topping its domestic total internationally, and with Australia and other markets left to open in, it should be able to top $100 million worldwide.
  • Dragon Tiger Gate plummeted 58% during its second weekend of release falling from 12th to 25th spot in the process. Over the weekend the film added $1.38 million on 455 screens in 6 markets to its total of $5.30 million.
  • To Sir With Love opened in fourth place in South Korea with $1.36 million on 174 screens over the weekend and $1.71 million in total.
  • Bandidas returned to the charts with a 27th place, $1.33 million weekend on 304 screens in 4 markets and now has $10.50 million during its run. Almost all of that came from the film's first place opening in Spain where it earned $1.30 million on 250 screens while it had to settle for eighth in Poland with $50,000 on 40 screens.
  • Despite having no new openings, The Da Vinci Code was flat this weekend earning $1.32 million on 935 screens in 33 markets for a total of $530.38 million internationally. Looking at its placings on the all-time charts, it hasn't moved up a place either internationally or worldwide leaving it in 10th and 22nd places respectively. At this pace, this time next week it should top The Chronicles of Narnia on the Worldwide Chart, but it might fall out of the top 30 in the meantime.
  • Pokemon: Theater Volume 9 fell more than ten places to 29th with $1.30 million on 402 screens in two markets for a total of $18.43 million. The absolute vast majority of that as come from Japan where it has made $17.65 million, including $1.23 million on 319 screens today.
  • Hoodwinked! returned to the chart, barely, with $1.23 million on 348 screens in 20 markets for a total of $25.75 million. Almost all of its weekend total came from its third place, $1.02 million opening on 206 screens in Australia and its second place, $157,000 opening on 49 screens in New Zealand. With openings in several major markets left, the film should add substantially to its international total, but it won't become a major hit of the genre.
  • The Ant Bully started its international run with a launch in the U.K., but it was even worse than its domestic opening. There the film managed just eighth place with $731,000 on 367 screens. It hopes to do better when it opens in France this weekend.

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