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International Details - Partying on the International Charts

November 5th, 2006

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals saw impressive growth this week up 52% to $4.26 million on 2035 screens in 20 markets for an international total of $16.58 million. The film opened in a handful of markets including placing first in Mexico with $927,000 on 310 screens, but that's a little low for this type of film in that market. Also, it missed the top five in Spain opening in sixth place with $651,000 on 220 screens. The film's biggest market of the weekend was the U.K. where it was down just 27% to $1.41 million on 446 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.66 million after two.

  • The Guardian slipped a spot to seventh with $3.67 million on 2233 screens in 23 markets for a total of $15.55 million internationally. While the film did open in a number of smaller markets including Taiwan where it scored a first place finish with $185,000 on 20 screens over the weekend and $237,000 in total.
  • Step Up entered the top ten with $3.41 million on 930 screens in 12 markets for a total of $20.07 million. Most of that came from the film's surprisingly strong start in the U.K. where it took second place with $2.30 million on 307 screens.
  • No new openings left World Trade Center plummeting 51% to $3.38 million on 2012 screens in 48 markets. On the other hand, the film's international total of $76.97 million is already higher than some were expecting.
  • Flags Of Our Fathers started its international run with a tenth place finish with $3.29 million earned on 752 screens in 4 markets. The film's biggest opening was in France where it earned $1.63 million on 430 screens, but only placed sixth. On the other hand, the film made $1.59 million on 289 screens in Japan for a second place opening.
  • Don fell from fifth place to eleventh with $2.76 million on 613 screens in 19 markets for a two-week total of $8.89 million. Much of that came from the U.K. where the film added $552,000 on 52 screens to its running tally of $1.96 million there.
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is starting to slip down the charts landing in 12th place with $2.71 million on 1336 screens in 10 markets for a total of $74.55 million internationally. The film is still have million dollar weekends in Germany adding $1.31 million on 705 screens to its total of $45.18 million there. The next major market for the film is Spain, but it doesn't open there for several weeks, while it should prove to be a big hit when it opens in the U.K. in December.
  • The Children of Men had a couple of openings this weekend including Poland where it placed sixth with $114,000 on 42 screens and Holland where it placed eighth with $1250,000 on 30 screens over the weekend and $141,000 in total. Overall the film made $2.65 million on 870 screens in 12 markets for a total of $15.23 million.
  • Deutschland. Ein Sommermarchen was finally knocked out of top spot in Germany but its weekend total of $2.64 million on 721 screens lifted its running tally to $25.13 million making it the most successful documentary in that country.
  • Over The Hedge shot back onto the charts thanks mostly to debut in Italy, which is its final foreign market. There the film finished first in a very close race topping The Departed $2.08 million vs. $2.06 million. Overall the film added $2.59 million on 677 screens in 17 markets to its international total of $172.22 million, which is low compared to previous digitally animated films but still a very, very strong result given the production budget of the film.
  • Kisarazu Cats Eye: World Series opened in first place in its native Japan with $2.57 million on 243 screens.
  • The Grudge 2 added $2.48 million on 1063 screens in 17 markets to lift its early international total to $7.65 million. Despite falling out of the top ten in the U.K., that market was still the film's biggest at $660,000 on 328 screens for a two-week total of $3.25 million. Meanwhile, the film opened in second place in Australia with $560,000 on 157 screens and second place in New Zealand with $114,000 on 32 screens.
  • Azur et Azmar opened in second place in France with $2.38 million on 551 screens while it missed the top ten by a wide margin in Belgium earning $49,000 on 27.
  • The Holy Pedigree slipped to second place in South Korean with $2.06 million on 381 screens for a two-week total of $7.32 million.
  • Click tumbled down the charts adding $2.04 million on 1466 screens in 37 markets for a total of $91.28 million internationally.
  • Traces of Love opened in third place in South Korean with $2.02 million on 315 screens over the weekend and $2.51 million in total.
  • Hearty Paws opened in fourth place in South Korean with $1.99 million on 309 screens over the weekend and $2.41 million in total.
  • The Queen earned $1.84 million on 438 screens in 6 markets for a total of $20.32 million. Most of that came from the second weekend in France where it made $1.49 million on 271 screens for a total of $3.93 million in total.
  • Poltergay, a French movie about gay ghosts, opened in third place in its native market $1.76 million on 388 screens. Meanwhile it placed 17th in Belgium with $45,000 on 15 screens.
  • Little Miss Sunshine placed 25th this weekend with $1.76 million on 591 screens in 14 markets for an international total of $17.37 million. It's a lot harder for a limited release film to success internationally, so this is an even more impressive result.
  • Indigenes, a.k.a. Days of Glory, fell to fourth in France with $1.66 million on 567 screens over the weekend and $19.64 million in total. Adding in the two other markets and the film made $1.71 million on 599 screens for a total of $20.00 million after a month of release.
  • The War Of Flowers, a.k.a. Tazza: The High Rollers, nearly fell off the charts this week grabbing 27th place with $1.70 million on 267 screens over the weekend and $38.55 million after a month of release in South Korean.
  • Hokkabaz opened first in its native Turkey and, combined with other markets, it took in $1.68 million on 429 screens in 6 markets during its opening weekend.
  • A glut of newcomers nearly pushed Pan's Labyrinth off the charts but the film managed to grab 29th place with $1.55 million on 492 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total of $8.01 million. The film placed third in both of its markets earning $947,000 on 302 screens in Spain and $607,000 on 190 screens in Mexico for totals of $6.28 million and $1.73 million respectively.
  • Scoop returned to the charts, barely, with $1.53 million on 315 screens in 6 markets for a total of $6.89 million internationally. The film earned almost all of its weekend haul in Spain where it opened in second place with $1.17 million on just 159 screens for the best per screen average in the top twenty there.
  • An Inconvenient Truth earned $1 million on 460 screens in 25 markets for an international total of $9.2 million.
  • The Prestige added $924,000 on 200 screens in five markets to its very early international total of $2.4 million. The film opens in South Korea this weekend, the U.K. the weekend after, and France and Australia the weekend after that. This means that by the time December arrives, we should have a very good idea of the film's long term potential.
  • A Good Year started its international run in the U.K. but only managed ninth with $715,000 on 276 screens. This is bad enough to make me rethink my prediction for its box office potential here.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Over the Hedge, Click, Barnyard: The Original Party Animals, World Trade Center, Step Up, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen, The Guardian, The Prestige, The Grudge 2, El Laberinto del Fauno, Children of Men, Flags of Our Fathers, An Inconvenient Truth, Scoop, A Good Year, Don, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer