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International Details - Box Office is Far From Dead

November 19th, 2006

Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name held on strong adding $5.12 million on 397 screens in 2 markets for a two week total of $20.85 million. In Japan the film remained in top spot with $4.66 million on 346 screens for a two week total of $19.34 million.

  • Prete-Moi Ta Main, a.k.a., Rent A Wife fell out of the top five with $4.94 million on 560 screens for a two week total of $13.58 million, most of which has come from France.
  • A Good Year finally had some good news as it climbed into the top ten with $4.73 million on 1545 screens in 19 markets for a still early international total of $7.90 million. This includes a fifth place $1.09 million opening on 351 screens in Germany and a third place, $847,000 opening on 286 screens in Australia. The film also held on very well in Spain down just 24% to $963,000 on 300 screens for a total of $2.58 million in that market.
  • The Prestige climbed into ninth place with $4.26 million on 982 screens in 17 markets for a total of $11.76 million internationally. Most of this total came from the U.K. where it opened in second place with $2.27 million on 228 screens while it fell 42% during its second weekend in Mexico earning $430,000 on 250 screens over the weekend and $1.77 million in total.
  • Ne Le Dis A Personne, a.k.a. Tell No One added $4.18 million on 498 screens in opened in second place in France for a two-week total of $11.12 million.
  • 7 Zwerge - Der Wald Ist Nicht Genug earned first place Germany for the third weekend in a row earning $3.19 million on 822 screens for a total of $18.98 million. Adding in smaller markets and the film earned $3.90 million on 988 screens in 4 markets for a total of $23.37 million.
  • Babel more than doubled its weekend haul as it shot up to 12th place with $3.25 million on 700 screens in 11 markets for a very early international total of $7.48 million. Half its total came from one market as the film scored first place in Mexico with $1.68 million on 289 screens, more than triple its closest competition.
  • Flags Of Our Fathers is going to need a little help earning a profit as it is not living up to expectations internationally. Over the weekend the film added $2.65 million on 1393 screens in 12 markets to its total of $13.54 million so far. Its biggest disappointment was in Italy where it opened in fifth place with just $585,000 on 212 screens, which is even more troubling considering how well this market usually treats Oscar contenders. On the other hand, the film made $898,000 on 379 screens in its third weekend in Japan for a total of $7.04 million after three weeks of release.
  • The Grudge 2 climbed into 14th place with $2.65 million on 1602 screens in 22 markets for a total of $16.73 million. This includes openings in two major markets, Germany and Italy. In the first market it earned $679,000 on 200 screens while it placed sixth in the second with $475,000 on 251 screens.
  • Scoop added $2.63 million on 655 screen in 8 markets for a total of $15.83 million after two months of release. Its best market was Spain where it was down just 21% to $840,000 on 161 screens for a total of $4.35 million after three weeks.
  • Step Up took in $2.59 million on 1041 screens in 17 markets for a total of $27.92 million. This includes the U.K. where it was down just 9% to $1.21 million on 309 screens for a three-week total of $6.51 million.
  • World Trade Center remained flat this weekend adding $2.29 million on 1664 screens in 44 markets for a total of $85.58 million.
  • Jackass: Number Two made its first appearance on the international chart taking 18th place with $2.21 million on 398 screens in 9 markets nearly doubling its total to $5.00 million. Almost all of that came from Australia where it earned an easy first place with $1.85 million on 198 screens.
  • The Black Dahlia re-entered the charts after a brief absence. Over the weekend the film earned $2.16 million on 826 screens in 11 markets for a total of $22.94 million internationally, which is just ahead of its domestic total. The film opened in a few French-speaking markets, including France where it managed third place with an estimated $1.25 million. It wasn't as strong in Belgium where it could only manage fifth with $179,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $182,000 in total.
  • Barnyard: The Original Party Animals fell several places down the chart but just managed to grab 20th place with $1.99 million on 1728 screens in 18 markets for a total of $24.74 million. That total is well back of what it earned domestically, but it has yet to open in a lot of markets, and won't open in several of them till next year.
  • You, Me & Dupree opened in second place in Italy with $1.11 million on 197 screens, which is one of the film's last markets. Overall the it made $1.88 million on 573 screens in 28 markets for a total of $50.64 million.
  • Love Me Not opened in first place in South Korea with $1.75 million on 341 screens over the weekend and $2.07 million in total.
  • Flushed Away few a number of spots down the charts with $1.73 million on 492 screens in 5 markets for a total of $6.37 million. Most of the film's weekend and running tally have come from one total market, Russia. There the film added $1.37 million on 385 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.10 million after two weeks.
  • The Children of Men opened in sort-of wide release in Germany finished in 8th place with $521,000 on 174 screens, which gives it a merely average per screen average. Overall the film made $1.52 million on 726 screens in 18 markets for a total of $19.80 million.
  • Pan's Labyrinth fell 43% in France to an estimated $700,000 over the weekend and $2 million in total. That was about half the film's $1.45 million weekend haul, which was earned on 661 screens in 4 markets and lifted its total to $13.71 million.
  • The Queen returned to the charts with $1.43 million on 619 screens in 8 markets for an international total of $24.41 million. The film opened in seventh place in Spain with $544,000 on 185 screens over the weekend and $586,000 in total. It also opened in Norway in fifth place with $103,000 on 20 screens over the weekend and $108,000 in total.
  • Cruel Winter Blues opened in second place in South Korea with $1.43 million on 296 screens over the weekend and $1.65 million in total.
  • Azur et Azmar saw its box office sliced in half this weekend as it fell to 28th place with $1.32 million on 717 screens in 4 markets for a total of $7.52 million.
  • The Guardian also fell 50% to $1.31 million on 1274 screens in 27 markets for a total of $22.44 million.
  • Over The Hedge fell to 30th place with $1.31 million on 513 screens in 13 markets for a total of $178.39 million. The only market of note was Italy where it slipped a spot to third with $1.04 million on 383 screens for a total of $7.40 million after three weeks.
  • An Inconvenient Truth added another $628,000 on 498 screens in 30 markets for a total of $11.9 million.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Over the Hedge, You, Me and Dupree, Barnyard: The Original Party Animals, Jackass: Number Two, World Trade Center, Step Up, Flushed Away, The Queen, The Guardian, The Prestige, The Grudge 2, El Laberinto del Fauno, Children of Men, Babel, Flags of Our Fathers, An Inconvenient Truth, The Black Dahlia, Scoop, A Good Year