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International Details - Open Season Starts to Close Out Its Run

December 3rd, 2006

Open Season only has a few more markets to open in and is starting to shed screens and markets; however, it sill managed sixth place with $4.08 million on 3489 screens in 49 markets for a two-month total of $76.58 million. This week the film opened in first place in both South Africa with $257,000 on 77 screens and in the Czech Republic with $79,000 on 23 screens.

  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause opened in the U.K. over the weekend with $2.46 million on 375 screens, which was good enough for third place in the market. It also climbed up into third place during its second weekend in Australia adding $711,000 on 224 screens over the weekend and $1.70 million in total. Overall the film made $3.48 million on 986 screens in 7 markets while more than doubling its international running tally to $5.55 million.
  • The Devil Wears Prada saw its screen count nearly sliced in half, so it is no surprise that the film fell 44% to $3.26 million on 1665 screens in 16 markets for a total of $181.07 million internationally. The film now has $300 million worldwide, but that is the last major milestone it will reach. The film's only million dollar market was Japan where it remained in second place down just 22% to $1.31 million on 299 screens for a two-week total of $5.57 million.
  • Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name climbed one spot to ninth with $3.14 million on 525 screens in 3 markets for a total of $35.98 million. In its native Japan it held onto first place with $2.76 million on 334 screens for a total of $33.69 million.
  • Happy Feet earned 10th place with $2.99 million on 807 screens in 8 markets for a very, very early international total of $4.18 million. The film has yet to open in a major market but did score first place in Brazil with $845,000 on 311 screens and in the Philippines with $656,000 on 46. The weekend the film opened in three major markets, (Germany, Italy and Spain), and should finish in the top five.
  • Prete-Moi Ta Main, a.k.a., Rent A Wife held strong with $3.88 million on 564 screens in 3 makrets for a total of $21.85 million, almost all of which has come from France.
  • Anplagghed Al Cinema dominated the Italian box office with $2.79 million on 525 screens, which was nearly three times what its nearest competitor earned.
  • No major openings left Babel slipping down the chart with $2.42 million on 902 screens in 16 markets for an international total of $17.29 million after a month of release.
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer returned to the charts thanks to its second place, $2.15 million opening on 306 screens in Spain, and considering what its competition was, this is a great start. Overall the film earned $2.40 million on 577 screens in 11 markets for a total of $84.78 million, nearly $50 million of which has come from Germany.
  • The lack of new openings sent The Prestige tumbling down the charts to 15th place with $2.39 million on 1150 screens in 20 markets for a total of $22.24 million.
  • Muk Gong opened in first place in its native Hong Kong with $983,000 on 47 screens while it managed 16th place overall with $2.37 million on 448 screens in 4 markets.
  • Sunflower opened in first place in its native South Korea with $2.30 million on 314 screens over the weekend and $2.62 million in total.
  • For the third weekend in a row, Step Up fell less than 10%, this time dipping 6% to $2.24 million on 881 screens in 17 markets and now has $34.36 million. Its one major opening came in South Korea where it scored fourth place with $592,000 on 117 screens over the weekend and $688,000 in total.
  • The Children of Men opened in second place in Mexico with $493,000 on 256 screens. However, overall it still dropped to 19th place with $2.09 million on 1113 screens in 24 markets for a total of $26.90 million.
  • Ne Le Dis A Personne, a.k.a. Tell No One hung onto a spot in the top 20, barely, with $2.05 million on 505 screens in 3 markets for a total of $17.54 million, most of which has come from France.
  • Barnyard: The Original Party Animals climbed a couple of spots to 21st with $2.01 million on 1429 screens in 20 markets for a total of $29.13 million. More than half of its weekend total came from Russia where it took in $1.21 million finishing in second place to Casino Royale.
  • A Good Year saw its weekend box office sliced nearly in half to $1.93 million on 1535 screens in 26 markets for a total of $16.40 million. The film still has a few more major markets left to open in, but at this point it seems very unlikely that it will recover enough to be considered a success.
  • Flushed Away returned to the charts in 23rd place with $1.83 million on 470 screens in 6 markets for a total of $9.14 million. It was propelled up the charts thanks to its third place $909,000 opening weekend in South Korea
  • Jackass: Number Two aslo returned to the charts coming in 24th place with $1.78 million on 628 screens in 8 markets for a total of $8.67 million. Almost all of that came from the U.K. where it placed fifth with $1.42 million on 358 screens; this is a lot less than the original opened with back in 2003, but the competition was a lot stronger.
  • Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny started its international run this week and it was a lot more successful than its domestic debut. Then again, it would almost have to be. The film opened in fourth place in the U.K. with $1.78 million on 316 screens
  • Depsite no new openings, The Illusionist held on strong down just 13% to $1.57 million on 524 screens in 7 markets for a still early international total of $13.30 million. The film was added by an incredible hold in Spain where it dropped just 9% to $1.27 million on 203 screens while it was even better in Argentina down a mere 5% to $81,000 on 29 screens. The film has now earned $3.06 million and $829,000 in those two markets.
  • Pan's Labyrinth returned to the charts thanks to a pair of eighth place finishes in Italy and the U.K. In the former market it struggled more than expected with $379,000 on 151 screens but it did very well in semi-limited release in the U.K. with $576,000 on just 75 screens. Overall it added $1.56 million on 690 screens in 6 markets for a total of $16.99 million.
  • No major openings left Scoop nearly out of the charts with $1.49 million on 566 screens in 13 markets for a total of $21.06 million. In Hong Kong the film opened in just 4 screens but earned eighth place with $48,000. On the other hand, the film earned just ninth place in Denmark with $35,000 on 12 screens over the weekend and $41,000 in total.
  • Private Fears In Public Places opened in fifth place in its native France with $1.45 million on 254 screens.
  • 7 Zwerge - Der Wald Ist Nicht Genug fell to 30th place with $1.39 million on 906 screens in 4 markets for a total of $28.54 million. $1.23 million of the weekend haul came from 756 screens in Germany while raising its total in the market to $23.77 million.
  • Deja Vu made its international debut with a first place, $1.02 million opening on 400 screens in Mexico.
  • Flags Of Our Fathers added $946,000 on 800 screens in 11 markets to its running tally of $19.2 million.
  • Deck the Halls made its international debut with just $700,000 on 280 screens in 7 markets. The film opened in sixth place in Russia with $260,000 while claiming seventh in Australia with $208,000.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Happy Feet, The Devil Wears Prada, Open Season, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Barnyard: The Original Party Animals, Jackass: Number Two, Step Up, Flushed Away, Déjà Vu, The Prestige, The Illusionist, El Laberinto del Fauno, Children of Men, Deck the Halls, Babel, Flags of Our Fathers, Scoop, Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny, A Good Year, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer