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International Details - House hasn't become a Monster Hit

August 28th, 2006

Monster House climbed one spot to sixth with $4.48 million on 1498 screens in 14 markets for total of $20.33 million at the international box office. The film added two more midlevel markets but bombed in both. In the Netherlands the film missed the top ten with $89,000 on 65 screens over the weekend and $100,000 in total while it was only slightly better in Poland earning sixth place with $71,000 on 48 screens. Holdovers, on the other hand, were better than expected with the film down a mere 16% during its second weekend in the U.K. with $1.61 million on 425 screens for a total of $5.83 million.

  • Click shot up into the top ten, thanks almost entirely to its opening in Mexico. There the film finished first with $1.76 million on 418 screens while the film only managed fourth place during its debut in Argentina with $144,000 on 30 screens. Overall the film added $4.26 million on 1159 screens in 22 markets for a total of $25.71 million.
  • The Break-Up added $4.03 million on 1485 screens in 39 markets for a total of $61.38 million. The film opened in a handful of smaller markets, but its largest was Germany with where it was down 36% to $1.65 million on 397 screens over the weekend and $5.32 million in total.
  • Cars remained in ninth place with $3.48 million on 2140 screens in 26 markets for a total of $145.35 million. The film's biggest market was the U.K. where it remained potent with $1.77 million on 497 screens for a total of $24.10 million while it earned second place in Italy with $685,000 on 321 screens, and that was with previews alone. The film should top $150 million by next weekend, assuming it does well in Italy, China and other smaller openings. Worldwide it will surpass $350 million before long assuring the studio a profit before it hits the home market.
  • Gedo senki, a.k.a. Tales From Earthsea reclaimed first place in Japan down 29% to $3.21 million on 435 screens for a total of $46.26 million. That drop-off was higher than average for the market, but this can be explained by the post-holiday weekend.
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna showed the typical drop-off for a niche market film down 54% to $3.02 million on 655 screens in 17 markets for a total of $19.86 million. This is already more than it cost to make, a record for a Bollywood film at $15 million, and it still has plenty of life left.
  • Over the Hedge continues to slip down the charts, and will for quite some time with no major openings left until Italy in mid-October. This week it earned $2.71 million on 2559 screens in 29 markets for a total of $150.66 million.
  • The Lake House remained in 13th place with $2.63 million on 1388 screens in 34 markets for a total of $39.99 million. Its biggest opening of the weekend was in Poland where it managed fourth place with $99,000 on 38 screens over the weekend and $103,000 in total.
  • Snakes on a Plane, or SoaP as it is being called by all the cool kids, started its international run with day-and-date openings in a handful of markets. The largest of these was the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.01 million on 354 screens, which is equivalent to about $12 million here. The film also opened in a few smaller markets including Thailand at $335,000 on 125 screens. It's too early to make hard prediction on the film's final international gross, but it should be between $25 million and $45 million.
  • United 93 added several markets this weekend including Australia at $422,000 on 195 screens and Mexico at $369,000 on 117. In both markets the film debuted in fifth place. Overall it saw significant growth at $2.58 million on 958 screens in 20 markets for a total of $23.16 million on the international scene.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend was again able to climb one spot this week hitting 16th with $2.42 million on 897 screens in 10 markets for a total of $11.05 million. The film's biggest market was South Korea where it managed just seventh place with $753,000 on 130 screens for a total of $903,000. On the other hand, the film debuted in first place with $125,000 on 40 screens.
  • Nacho Libre added $2.18 million on 860 scresn in 8 markets to its early international total of $8.48 million. The film opened in Spain but barely made a peep there with just $264,000 on 152 screens, which was only good enough for seventh place. It made more during its second weekend in both the U.K., ($1.15 million on 366 screens for a total of $4.62 million), and Mexico, ($640,000 on 295 screens for a total of $2.61 million).
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift opened in Argentina but barely made the top ten with $95,000 on 30 screens. Overall it added $2.09 million on 1743 screens in 38 markets for a total of $80.74 million. This is more than the film made internationally, making it the first in the franchise to manage that feat.
  • The Ant Bully added $1.84 million on 1411 screens in 15 markets to its early international total of $8.13 million. Mostly of this came from holdovers including $659,000 on 409 screens during its second weekend in France for a total of $1.86 million there. Meanwhile, it fell 50% during its second weekend in Mexico landing sixth place with $365,000 on 406 screens over the weekend and $1.42 million in total.
  • John Tucker Must Die started its international run in the top twenty, barely, with $1.68 million on 295 screens in 2 markets for a total of $1.77 million. The film opened in fifth place in the U.K. with $1.59 million on 270 screens while it only managed eighth place in Sweden with $92,000 on 25 screens over the weekend and $110,000 in total.
  • Cinderella opened in second place in its native South Korea, one of five local films to place in the top ten there. Over the weekend the film earned $1.66 million on 233 screens while including midweek numbers it managed $2.08 million. The film made nearly $40 million domestically, but if these markets are any indication, it won't make have that internationally.
  • You, Me & Dupree climbed a few spots to 22nd with $1.64 million on 534 screens in 6 markets for a total of $8.02 million internationally. The film debuted in third place in Russia with a better than expected total of $549,000 on 185 screens over the weekend and $678,000 in total.
  • Lump of Sugar opened slipped to fourth place in South Korea with $1.51 million on 237 screens over the weekend and $5.53 million in total.
  • Sinking Of Japan also slipped to fourth place in its native market, in this case, Japan. Over the weekend it earned $1.41 million on 316 screens for a total of $38.40 million after 6 weeks of release.
  • Lady in the Water earned $1.26 million on 671 screens in 14 markets for a total of $4.62 million after a month of release. The film opened in fourth place in Mexico with $524,000 on 200 screens while it had to settle for fifth in Hong Kong with $186,000 on 29. In the meantime, the film plummeted 71% during its second weekend in the U.K. down to 16th place with $250,000 on 271 screens over the weekend and $1.77 million in total.
  • The Sentinel remained in 26th place with $1.18 million on 886 screens in 18 markets for a disappointing total of $18.61 million. There was a bit of good news this weekend and the film debuted in top spot in Argentina with $185,000 on 40 screens.
  • The Science Of Sleep started its international run with $1.16 million on 251 screens in 2 markets over the weekend. The vast majority of that came from its native market of native France where it finished third with $1.10 million on 244 screens while the rest came from Switzerland.
  • An American Haunting returned to the charts with $1.12 million on 330 screens in 5 markets for a total of $5.84 million internationally. Almost all of that came from Spain where the film managed second place with $1.04 million on 241 screens.
  • La Tourneuse De Pages, a.k.a., The Page Turner, added $1.05 million on 224 screens in three makrets to its two-week total of $3.12 million. Most of that came from France where it fell to fourth place with $931,000 on 200 screens for a total of $2.57 million.
  • Hanada Shounen-shi, a.k.a. Boy Meets Ghost, opened in fifth place in Japan with $1.01 million on 216 screens over the weekend. That was enough for the film to crack the top 30 internationally.
  • Mission: Impossible 3 fell out of the top 30 this weekend, but the studio did update its international box office, which hit$259.6 million, including $900,000 over the weekend.
  • Lassie started its run with a fifth place $707,000 debut on 399 screen in France. This does not bode for its opening this weekend.
  • Pulse started its international run in Russia with a second place $569,000 on 218 screens over the weekend and $746,000 in total.
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby opened in Spain over the weekend but flopped with just $315,000 on 250 screens. Strangely, the film was given an 18 rating there, which is equivalent to an NC-17 rating here as opposed to the PG-13 it earned here.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Cars, Over the Hedge, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Click, Mission: Impossible III, The Break-Up, Nacho Libre, You, Me and Dupree, Monster House, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Lake House, Lady in the Water, John Tucker Must Die, The Sentinel, Snakes on a Plane, United 93, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Pulse, La science des rêves, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Lassie, The Ant Bully, An American Haunting