International Details - Death has a Noteworthy Start
November 12th, 2006
Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name opened in two market last weekend taking in a total of $7.29 million on 393 screens including finishing first in Japan with $6.50 million on 342 screen over the weekend and $10.33 million in total. In the mean time, the film opened in second place in South Korea with a respectable total of $1.37 million, which includes more than just the weekend, obviously.
- The Departed opened in a couple smaller markets, but that wasn't enough to keep it in the top five as it dipped 14% to $7.03 million on 1706 screens in 24 markets for a total of $49.64 million after a month on the international scene. The film's best opening came in Norway where it scored $279,000 on 35 screens over the weekend and $308,000 in total. However, the film's best weekend came from Italy where it climbed to first place with $1.98 million on 422 screen over the weekend and $6.17 million in total.
- 7 Zwerge - Der Wald Ist Nicht Genug remained in first place in Germany with $4.84 million on 799 screens over the weekend and $14.93 million in total. That was the majority of the film's $6.10 million weekend on 964 screens for a two-week total of $18.64 million.
- Ne Le Dis A Personne, a.k.a. Tell No One, opened in second place in France earning $5.79 million on 434 screens and $6.03 million on 462 screens in three markets in total.
- Scoop shot up from 30th place to 10th with $3.79 million on 577 screens in 7 markets for a total of $11.96 million. Openings include a fifth place, $2.35 million opening on 286 screens in France. On the other hand, the film managed just 10th place in Russia with $133,000 on 10 screens and just 15th in Belgium with $114,000 on 17, however, it is important to note that the film still earned strong per screen averages in both markets.
- The Prestige made its first serious push into in the international scene scoring a second place, $933,000 opening on 250 screens in Mexico, including previews, while it made $1.2 million on 127 screen in South Korea, which was only good enough for seventh.
- Flags Of Our Fathers doubled its market count to 8 this week as it added $3.06 million on 1171 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.18 million. the film opened in third place in both Australia and New Zealand pulling in $553,000 on 214 screens and $68,000 on 43 respectively. However, despite this expansion, most of its weekend haul came from holdovers, holdovers including $1.20 million on 382 screens in Japan for a three-week total of $4.99 million.
- Barnyard: The Original Party Animals relied on holdovers has it fell just 29% to $3.04 million on 1910 screens in 17 markets for an international total of $21.85 million. The film remained in first place in Mexico thanks to a tiny 14% drop-off as it added $795,000 on 316 screens to its running tally of $2.31 million. Meanwhile in Spain the film grew by 1% to $655,000 on 238 screens for a two-week total of $1.74 million.
- Flushed Away started its international run with openings Russia and three south eastern Asian markets. Its biggest and best was in Russia where it scored first place with $2.43 million on 385 screens. However, it struggled in all three of its other markets including Singapore, ($175,000 on 26 screens); Taiwan, ($130,000 on 69); and Malaysia, ($107,000 on 30).
- Step Up opened strong in Belgium with $528,000 on 41 screens, including previews while its biggest market was the U.K. where it made $1.32 million on 310 screens for a two-week total of $4.72 million. Overall the film made $2.77 million on 979 screens in 15 markets for a total of $24.57 million.
- Azur et Azmar saw growth this week as the French film earned $2.63 million on 589 screens in 3 markets for a total of $6.10 million.
- On the one hand, The Guardian fell just 29% this week. On the other hand, that still left it down nearly 10 spots to 17th. The film's biggest opening was South Korea where it managed $498,000 on 95 screens, but that was only good enough for ninth place. Overall it earned $2.60 million on 1842 screens in 25 markets for a total of $20.23 million.
- Pan's Labyrinth had its first major test this weekend as it opened in France, its first major non-Spanish language market, and it did well earning sixth place with $1.25 million on just 202 screens. That was just over half of the film's $2.45 million weekend haul, which was earned on 702 screens in 4 markets, and lifted its running tally to $11.55 million.
- Over The Hedge held strong in Italy down just 12% to $1.83 million on 450 screens for a two-week total of $5.94 million. This was the vast majority of the film's weekend haul of $2.35 million on 892 screens in 16 markets and lifted its total to $176.81 million.
- World Trade Center is shedding screens and markets falling ten places to 20th with $2.27 million on 1479 screens in 42 markets for a total of $81.87 million.
- The Grudge 2 opened in a few smaller markets but still fell a few spaces down the charts to $1.90 million on 1029 screens in 21 markets for a total of $13.35 million. Its biggest opening came in Mexico where it managed third with $547,000 on 223 screens over the weekend and $721,000 in total. Meanwhile the film earned second place in both Norway, ($225,000 on 35 screens), and Finland, ($72,000 on 20).
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is coasting on holdovers for a bit and that explains why it just fell out of the top 20 with $1.79 million on 1112 screens in 10 markets for a total of $77.97 million. As usual, its best market continues to be Germany where it added $897,000 on 634 screens to its running tally of $47.70 million.
- The Indian film, Don, fell from 11th to 23rd with $1.74 million on 574 screens in 15 markets for a total of $10.87 million.
- The soccer documentary, Deutschland. Ein Sommermarchen, continues to perform well in Germany adding $1.65 million on 710 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.19 million after a month of release.
- Kisarazu Cats Eye: World Series fell 36% in Japan, which is a huge sophomore stint drop-off for that market. However, it still earned $1.62 million on 242 screens for a two-week total of $6.90 million.
- Death Note opened in second place in South Korea with $1.61 million on 205 screens over the weekend and $1.82 million in total for an international total of $26.73 million. This means there were two installments of this franchise placing in the Top 30 on the charts.
- A Good Year climbed onto the charts this week with $1.49 million on 494 screens in 2 markets for a total of $2.69 million. Good news, the film opened in second place in Spain with $1.26 million on 299 screens. Bad news, it plummeted 67% during its second weekend in the U.K. earning just $233,000 on 195 screens for a two week total of $1.43 million.
- The Children of Men fell 45% to $1.47 million on 680 screens in 13 markets for a total of $17.81 million internationally.
- No new openings didn't hurt Little Miss Sunshine as it dipped just 17% to $1.46 million on 550 screens in 14 markets for a total of $19.81 million. Indicative of the film's performance was its run in Australia where it was down a miniscule 6% to $464,000 on 134 screens for a total of $3.15 million after four weeks.
- Babel made its first appearance on the international charts with $1.44 million on 362 screens in 5 markets for a total of $3.51 million. Its most noteworthy debut was in Holland where it made $191,000 on 35 screens over the weekend and $233,000 in total.
- Hearty Paws held up better than most films in South Korea dropping 32% to $1.41 million on 258 screens for a two-week total of $4.57 million.
Filed under: International Box Office
, Over the Hedge
, The Departed
, Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
, World Trade Center
, Step Up
, Flushed Away
, Little Miss Sunshine
, The Guardian
, The Prestige
, The Grudge 2
, El Laberinto del Fauno
, Children of Men
, Flags of Our Fathers
, A Good Year
, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer