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International Details - Germany Dominates the Best of the Rest

October 22nd, 2006

The German soccer film, Deutschland. Ein Sommermarchen, remained in first place in Germany and sixth overall this weekend. It managed this feat by falling just 25% to $5.41 million on 671 screens for a two-week total of $14.67 million.

  • No new openings left Perfume: The Story of a Murderer out of the top five with $5.09 million on 1773 screens in 7 markets for an international total of $64.43 million, which is already more than it cost to make. The vast majority of the film's weekend box office came from two markets, Germany and France. In the former it was down 34% to $2.61 million on 810 screens over the weekend and $39.49 million in total. Meanwhile, in France it was down just 23% to $1.54 million on 479 screens for a two-week total of $3.96 million.
  • The War Of Flowers, a.k.a. Tazza: The High Rollers, fell 55% to $3.83 million on 546 screens for a total of $30.69 million after three weeks. That was still strong enough for first place in South Korea and eighth internationally.
  • The French film, Indigenes, a.k.a. Days of Glory, climbed a spot to ninth with $2.98 million on 613 screens in 3 markets for a total of $14.34 million. There's little surprise that the vast majority of that has come from France including $2.90 million on 581 screens for a total of $14.16 million.
  • The Guardian landed in the top ten during its first weekend on the charts earning $2.60 million on 1078 screens in 10 markets for a very early international total of $4.01 million. The film's biggest opening was in Spain where it took in $1.06 million on 406 screens over the weekend and $1.65 million in total, but that was only good enough for fourth place. On the other hand, the film earned first in Sweden with $240,000 on 51 screens and in the Philippines with $220,000 on 40. This weekend the film opens in three major markets, (U.K., Germany, and Mexico), and could reach the top five.
  • Bo bui gai wak, a.k.a. Rob-B-Hood, fell out of the top ten down 53% to $2.30 million on 774 screens in 7 markets for a total of $18.19 million. It's best market remains South Korea where it added $832,000 on 174 screens to its three-week total of $2.42 million.
  • Hoodwinked! opened in Brazil this weekend, but box office numbers for that market were not available. Overall the film added $2.22 million on 1058 screens in 5 markets to its international total of $46.33 million.
  • A third place, $1.03 million opening on 255 screens in Japan helped The Black Dahlia climb into thirteenth place this weekend, however, its debut was below the $5000 per screen average that usually separated the hits from the misses in that markets. Overall the film made $2.15 million on 949 screens in 13 markets for a total of $11.43 million with debuts in Spain this weekend and France two weeks after that.
  • Step Up was very close behind with $2.14 million on 851 screens in 16 markets for a total of $13.75 million. It's only opening of note was Mexico where it flopped managing just ninth place with $148,000 on 195 screens. Only Hoodwinked! earned a weaker per screen average in the top ten, and it has been playing in that market for nearly two-months.
  • Nada SoSo, a.k.a. Nada-Sousou, remained in second place in Japan with $2.00 million on 329 screens over the weekend and $14.62 million in total.
  • Pan's Labyrinth started its international run with a first place debut in Spain with $1.93 million on 298 screens over the weekend and $3.06 million in total. I believe the film will prove to be difficult to market here, but should earn a strong following once it hits DVD.
  • Little Miss Sunshine returned to the charts in 16th place with $1.88 million on 451 screens in 13 markets for a total of $12.20 million. Its best market of the weekend was Australia where it claimed third place with $666,000 on 117 screens over the weekend and $896,000 in total.
  • You, Me & Dupree climbed back into the top 20 with $1.87 million on 1014 screens in 31 markets for a total of $45.17 million. Its biggest opening of the weekend was Spain but it really struggled there with just $593,000 on 218 screens over the weekend and $947,000 in total.
  • Cars added $1.64 million on 1813 screens in 22 markets to its international total of $210.48 million.
  • A Radio Star climbed into second place in South Korea with $1.54 million on 272 screens over the weekend and $7.61 million on total
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning entered in the international charts for the first time during its short run with $1.51 million on 407 screens in 5 markets for a very early total of $2.13 million. The vast majority of the film's weekend haul came from the U.K. but it could do no better than sixth in that market with $1.24 million on 295 screens.
  • History Boys opened in its native United Kingdom but struggled taking fifth place with $1.47 million on 292 screens over the weekend.
  • An Inconvenient Truth returned to the international charts with $1.43 million on 429 screens in 18 markets for a total of $5.84 million. The film's biggest opening of the weekend was in France where it scored $681,000 on just 100 screens for a sixth place finish but the film also did well in semi-limited release in Belgium, (fourth place with $120,000 on 22 screens), and Switzerland, ($55,000 on 9 screens).
  • Los Borgia, a.k.a. The Borgia, remained in second place during its second weekend in its native Spain with $1.43 million on 325 screens for a two-week total of $4.68 million.
  • A series of smaller openings helped Barnyard: The Original Party Animals add $1.32 million on 890 screens in 9 markets to its total of $6.18 million. The film hasn't made a big splash internationally but that could change this weekend when it opens in the U.K.
  • Scoop fell just 31% during its second weekend in Italy earning $1.02 million on 351 screens for a two-week total of $3.14 million. That was the vast majority of the film's $1.23 million weekend haul, which was earned on 369 screens in 3 markets and lifted its total to $3.63 million.
  • Monster House failed to make much of an impact in Italy earning seventh place with $369,000 on 195 screens during its opening. That was more than half of the film's weekend box office of $1.20 million on 1248 screens in 43 markets but barely a blip compared to its $59.03 million running tally.
  • Miami Vice fell 50% to $1.17 million on 675 screens in 32 markets for a total of $93.45 million internationally.
  • This will be the last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on the charts as it fell to 29th place with $1.68 million on 903 screens in 27 markets for a total of $637.30 million. However, the studio will likely update its totals for a few more weeks.
  • Little Man managed to hold onto a spot in the top 30, barely, earning $1.15 million on 979 screens in 28 markets for a running tally of $38.68 million.
  • Crank opened in sixth place in Spain with $665,000 on 259 screens over the weekend and just shy of $1.00 million in total. This lifted the film's international total to an estimated $9 million.
  • 16 Blocks finally opened in Japan, its last international market, but only managed fifth with $575,000 on 160 screens, which is well below the $5000 per screen average that usually separates the winners from the losers in the market.
  • The German film, The Little Bastard And The Old Fart: Death Sucks, which is my new favorite movie title of all time, opened in sixth place in its native market with $539,000 on 265 screens.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Cars, You, Me and Dupree, Monster House, Barnyard: The Original Party Animals, Step Up, Miami Vice, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Man, The Guardian, Hoodwinked, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, El Laberinto del Fauno, Crank, An Inconvenient Truth, The Black Dahlia, Scoop, The History Boys, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 16 Blocks