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International Details - Devil Drops Out of Top Five

November 26th, 2006

Late numbers for the international weekend meant there was a shakeup in the top five with Saw III trading places with The Devil Wears Prada. Saw III took fourth with $6.54 million on 1912 screens in 20 markets for a total of $37.18 million. Meanwhile, The Devil Wears Prada fell to sixth with $5.87 million on 2452 screens in 23 markets for a total of $172.54 million. It was also the first time in nearly two months that the film didn't place in the top five on the international box office.

  • Thanks to a handful of openings The Prestige was able to climb further up the charts hitting seventh with $4.26 million on 1323 screens in 22 markets for a total of $18.03 million. Good news, the film placed first in Australia with $1.11 million on 198 screens. Bad news, it could only manage sixth in France with $876,000 on 282 screens, and that was for the full week. To compound matters, it fell 51% during its second weekend in the U.K. earning $1.09 million on 229 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.32 million.
  • Babel climbed into the top ten with $3.88 million on 912 screens in 15 markets for a total of $13.15 million. Its biggest opening was in France where it place fourth with $1.43 million on 250 screens but its best market continued to be Mexico where it remained in first place with $1.14 million on 295 screens for a two-week total of $3.91 million.
  • A Good Year slipped a spot to ninth but it is already clear that the film will be a much bigger success on the international scene than it was domestically. This weekend it added $3.72 million on 1680 screens in 21 markets for a total of $13.10 million. The film's biggest opening was in South Korea where it earned fifth place with $554,000 on 119 screens over the weekend and $646,000 in total. Holdovers were mixed with the film down 47% in Australia to $451,000 on 284 screens over the weekend and $1.67 million in total. It held better in Germany down 32% to $572,000 on 354 screens for a two-week total of $2.13 million.
  • Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name grabbed tenth place with $3.70 million on 367 screens in 2 markets for a total of $27.93 million. In Japan the film stood firm atop the box office with $3.55 million on 334 screens for a total of $26.17 million, while the rest of its box office has come from South Korea.
  • Prete-Moi Ta Main, a.k.a., Rent A Wife fell out of the top ten with $3.70 million on 565 screens in 3 markets for a three-week total of $18.17 million, almost all of which has come from its native market of France.
  • Ne Le Dis A Personne, a.k.a. Tell No One added $2.97 million on 509 screens in three markets for a total of $14.89 million after three week. Like the previous film, this one too as earned nearly all of its box office from France.
  • 7 Zwerge - Der Wald Ist Nicht Genug was finally knocked out of first place Germany but still held well down 28% to $2.31 million on 810 screens for a total of $21.71 million. With a handful of smaller markets the film earned $2.73 million on 990 screens for a total of $26.68 million, which might be enough for the studio to produce another installment in the franchise.
  • The Children of Men saw the most growth this wekend climbing 10 spots to 14th with $2.73 million on 985 screens in 24 markets for a total of $23.13 million after two months of release. This was mainly thanks to two third place debuts: Japan, ($899,000 on 229 screens), and Italy, ($794,000 on 222).
  • Scoop remained in 15th place with $2.41 million on 690 screen in 11 markets for a total of $18.79 million. The film opened in Germany with the best per screen average in the top ten, however, it was only playing on 95 screens so its $583,000 was only good enough for seventh place.
  • For the second weekend in a row, Step Up fell less than 10%, this time dipping 8% to $2.38 million on 968 screens in 19 markets and now has $31.23 million. The film missed the top ten in France with $748,000, but it was only playing on 97 screens giving it a healthy per screen average.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend return to the charts thanks to openings in Germany and Italy. In the former it earned just $512,000 on 242 screens but secured a surprise first place debut in the latter with $1.49 million on 253 screen. Overall the film added $2.04 million on 516 screens in 7 markets for a running tally of $33.14 million.
  • Wo Ist Fred!?, a.k.a., Woe is Fred, opened in third place in its native Germany with $1.85 million on 516 screens. Adding in a trio of smaller markets and the film placed 18th internationally with $1.97 million on 568 screens in 4 markets during its first weekend of release.
  • Despite opened in South Korea, The Grudge 2 fell to 19th place with $1.95 million on 1413 screens in 20 markets for a total of just $20.07 million so far. In South Korea the film struggled with just $406,000 on 133 screens for an eighth place finish.
  • The Illusionist made its first appearance on the international charts thanks mostly to a second place, $1.37 million opening on 203 screens in Spain. The film has been playing in limited or semi-limited release for a while earning $10.93 million internationally, including $1.81 million on 518 screens this past weekend.
  • No major, or even midlevel openings left Flags Of Our Fathers falling down the charts as it fell out of the top 20. Over the weekend it added $1.64 million on 1087 screens in 12 markets to its total of $16.69 million. Over half of its international run has come from one market, Japan, where it earned $832,000 on 317 over the weekend for a total of $8.82 million.
  • How The Lack Of Love Affects Two Men opened in first place in its native South Korea with $1.42 million on 321 screens over the weekend and $1.78 million in total.
  • Barnyard: The Original Party Animals held on well despite having no new openings this weekend. It did dip from 20th to 23rd place but fell only 30% to $1.39 million on 1435 screens in 18 markets for a total of $26.60 million.
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause got its international run off in earnest this weekend with a fourth place, 791,000 debut on 224 screens in Australia while it placed second in its debut in New Zealand with $125,000 on 37 screens. Adding in holdovers and the film made $1.24 million on 610 screens in 5 markets for a total of $1.92 million.
  • World Trade Center is just wrapping up its run added $1.23 million on 1255 screens in 38 markets for a total of $88.34 million.
  • Marie Antoinette returned to the charts after a rather lengthy absence. It returned mostly thanks to its fourth place, $737,000 opening on 150 screens in Italy while it also scored fourth place in Sweden with $162,000 on 23 screens. Overall the film made $1.18 million on 343 screens in 10 markets for a total of $14.31 million internationally.
  • You, Me & Dupree fell 38% to $1.16 million on 479 screens in 28 markets for a total of $52.30 million.
  • Sexy Teacher opened in Love Me Not opened in second place in South Korea with $1.13 million on 266 screens over the weekend and $1.39 million in total.
  • The Black Dahlia saw it weekend haul nearly sliced in half falling to $1.12 million on 612 screens in 9 markets for a total of $24.61 million.
  • The Guardian opened in a few smaller markets as it just hung onto a spot in the top 30 with $1.08 million on 748 screens in 22 markets for a total of $24.36 million on the international scene.
  • Happy Feet missed the top 30 during its international debut with $867,000 on 219 screens in three markets. The film earned $325,000 on 104 in Taiwan, $295,000 on 69 in Puerto Rico while in Malaysia it took in $247,000 on 46.
In addition, Universal updated the running tallies for several films including...
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Filed under: International Box Office, Happy Feet, Over the Hedge, The Devil Wears Prada, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Saw III, You, Me and Dupree, Barnyard: The Original Party Animals, Jackass: Number Two, World Trade Center, Step Up, Flushed Away, Miami Vice, The Guardian, The Prestige, The Illusionist, The Grudge 2, Children of Men, Babel, Flags of Our Fathers, An Inconvenient Truth, The Black Dahlia, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Marie Antoinette, Scoop, A Good Year