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.
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
, Flags of Our Fathers
, An Inconvenient Truth
, The Black Dahlia
, A Good Year