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International Top Five - Little Man a Big Deal

September 24th, 2006

Little Man shot up the charts into sixth place with $5.97 million on 1597 screens in 23 markets for a total of $22.63 million internationally. The film had million dollar debuts in both Spain, ($2.06 million on 250 screens), and Mexico, ($1.04 million on 352), while came reasonably close in Russia, ($960,000 on 217 screens, including midweek numbers). In all three markets, the film placed second on the charts. More amazingly is the film's performance in the U.K. as it dipped just 17% to $1.05 million on 315 screens over the weekend and a three-week total of $5.75 million.

  • Miami Vice fell out of the top five with just $3.92 million on 2609 screens in 43 markets for a total of $80.61 million. The film is mostly coasting on holdovers at the moment and will do so until it opens in Italy at the beginning of October and China at the beginning of November.
  • Monster House's opening in Australia helped the film remain nearly flat this weekend with $3.49 million on 2796 screens in 49 markets for an international total of $48.31 million. In that market the film scored a first place finish with $921,000 on 261 screens over the weekend and $960,000 in total. The film also opened in Denmark but failed to attract an audience landing in eighth place with $49,000 on 37 screens over the weekend and $53,000 in total.
  • You, Me & Dupree was also flat this weekend as it took in $3.12 million on 1243 screens in 17 markets for a total of $30.62 million. Unlike the previous film, this one didn't have one large opening that helped it remain strong on the charts and instead relied on a series of smaller opening, the best of which was Brazil where it managed third place with $340,000 on 84 screens. On the other hand, it's best market overall was the U.K. where it was down just 25% to $1.06 million on 382 screens for a four-week total of $12.76 million.
  • X-Men: The Last Stand hung onto a spot in the top ten, barely, with $3.10 million on 776 screens in 2 markets for an internationally total of $216.43 million. In Japan the film grew to $3.00 million on 555 screens for a total of $7.72 million and that helped it remain in first place.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend opened in second place in France with $1.52 million on 382 screens, which was the majority of the film's weekend box office. That box office was $2.69 million on 1122 screens in 29 markets for a total of $22.44 million.
  • Quand J'Etais Chanteur opened in first place in France with $2.59 million on 265 screens. In addition, the film placed eighth in Switzerland with $70,000 on 7 screens over the weekend and $74,000 in total.
  • Alatriste continues to perform in Spain with $2.47 million on 450 screens for a three-week total of $15.86 million.
  • The Queen started its international run in 14th place with $2.41 million on 538 screens in 2 markets. This includes a second place debut in its native U.K. with $1.61 million on 347 screens and a third place debut in Italy with $804,000 on 191 screens.
  • No major openings didn't hurt Click too much as it was down just 29% to $2.29 million on 1075 screens in 36 markets lifting its total to $43.87 million.
  • The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift opened in Japan, its final market, and earned a second place finish with $2.03 million on 227 screens over the weekend and $2.85 million in total. Overall the film placed 15th with $2.26 million on 639 screens in 22 markets and now has $88.27 million internationally.
  • The Sentinel had one of the worst week-to-week drop-offs on the charts falling from 6th to 17th with $2.05 million on 1215 screens in 19 markets for a total of $35.41 million. This means it will have to wait another week to top its domestic total, and with no new openings it might fall off the charts before then.
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby finally had something to cheer for as it opened in first place in the U.K. with $1.94 million on 403 screens. The was nearly all of the film's $1.98 million weekend box office, which was earned on 485 screens in 11 markets and roughly two-thirds of the film's $2.84 million international total.
  • The Break-Up climbed into 19th place with $1.94 million on 981 screens in 31 markets for a total of $74.64 million. The majority of that came from Spain where the film debuted in third place with $1.34 million on 227 screens while the film opens in Italy this weekend and should be enough to push its international total to $200 million before long.
  • Lady in the Water just can't get any traction internationally bringing in just $1.76 million on 1422 screens in 31 markets for a total of just $21.26 million. The film managed a couple of sixth place finished in Sweden, ($73,000 on 21 screens), and Denmark, ($54,000 on 12). The film still has a few markets left to open in, including Italy and Japan, but there's almost no chance that the film will recover at this point.
  • Little Miss Sunshine climbed a spot to 21st with $1.65 million on 240 screens in 5 markets for a very early international total of $3.80 million, and it was able to climb without a major opening. In the U.K. it grew by 12% to $735,000 on 132 screens for a two-week total of $1.93 million while in France it shot up 38% to $821,000 on 86 screens for a total of $1.61 million after two weeks.
  • Snakes on a Plane lost nearly half of its weekend haul plummeting from 10th to 22nd in the process. Overall it added $1.51 million on 1711 screens in 24 market for a total of $20.55 million, including the $72,000 it earned on 46 screens in its debut in Argentina.
  • Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties is shedding screens and markets at an accelerated pace and that pushed the film into 23rd place with $1.49 million on 1670 screens in 13 markets for a total of $98.33 million. Highlights this week include an incredibly close second place opening in New Zealand; the film earned just over $171,000 on 78 screens compared to the just under $173,000 on 51 screens Nacho Libre opened with. The film will reach $100 million internationally, it just might not get there before it falls out of the top 30.
  • Superman Returns is just wrapping up its international run adding $1.45 million on 1053 screens in 22 markets for a total of $187.38 million. The film is going to need to see strong home market numbers to show a profit, which is a stark contrast to the sure-fire hit many were expecting from the film.
  • Je Vais Bien, Ne T'En Fais Pas saw its weekend haul grow by 11% from its opening in France, but it still fell from first two third. The $1.42 million on 321 screens did raise its total to $3.04 million after two weeks, which is a strong start there.
  • Thank You For Smoking placed 26th this week with $1.41 million on 512 screens in 10 markets for a total of $9.13 million, most of which was earned in limited or semi-limited release. In one of its wider openings, the film placed eighth in France with $630,000 on 158 screens.
  • United 93 is coasting on holdovers at the moment and that caused it to slip 14 places to 27th with $1.39 million on 922 screens in 44 markets for a total of $39.77 million.
  • World Trade Center started its international run in with a first place, $1.35 million opened in 247 screens in Mexico. The film opens in France this week and then expands to several other major markets the weekend after. This should give a much clearer picture on the film's overall potential.
  • Nacho Libre returned to the charts with $1.25 million on 576 screens in 14 markets for a total of $14.62 million internationally. Most of this came from its two English language debuts, Australia at $808,000 on 231 screens and New Zealand at $173,000 on 51.
  • Ultraman Mebious & Ultraman Brothers opened in third place in Japan with $1.21 million on 150 screens over the weekend and $1.84 million in total.
  • An Inconvenient Truth earned $850,000 on 146 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $948,000. Its biggest market was Australia where it earned fourth place with $345,000 on 59 screens over the weekend and $504,000 in total and it did similar business in New Zealand with $54,000 on 10 screens over the weekend and $121,000 in total. Meanwhile, the film opened in limited release in the U.K. taking 20th place with $120,000 on 18 screens.
  • The Devil Wears Prada added another $716,000 on 139 screens this weekend, not including $213,000 on 273 screens the film made during previews in Mexico. That does include a third place, $518,000 debut on 24 screens in Hong Kong, which gave the film the best per screen average in that market. So far the film has made $3.06 million internationally, and while there's no chance it will match its domestic total, it has already made a profit to everything from now on is gravy.
  • DOA: Dead or Alive crashed and burned during its opening in the U.K. bringing in just $422,000 on 220 screens over the weekend. Meanwhile, the film fell more than 50% during its second weekend in Australia hitting just $194,000 on 139 screens for a two-week total of $713,000. So far the film has only managed $1.6 million, which bodes very poorly for the film's October opening here.
  • Material Girls started its international run with a sixth place, $290,000 debut on 130 screens in Australia. This is marginally better than its domestic debut, at least in terms of placing, but weaker in terms or raw dollars.


Filed under: International Box Office, X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Click, The Devil Wears Prada, Nacho Libre, You, Me and Dupree, Monster House, World Trade Center, Miami Vice, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Man, The Queen, Lady in the Water, The Sentinel, Snakes on a Plane, United 93, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Thank You For Smoking, An Inconvenient Truth, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Material Girls, DOA: Dead or Alive