Smiths' Summer Tour Continues
August 14th, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in Belgium with $1.7 million on 80 screens, easily enough for first place and had a similar result with $480,000 in Poland. It also remained in first place in France with $2.88 million, (despite falling 54% there) and in the Netherlands with $740,000. In Germany the film remained in second place for the third straight week with $3.06 million for a $17.06 million running tally. The film now have $140 million in territories where Fox is handling the distribution and $192 million overall.
- War of the Worlds added another $5.8 million to its $324 million international total. Most of this week's box office came from Japan, ($.17 million); France, ($1.1 million); and the U.K., ($1.0 million.)
- Dongmakgol lead the box office in its native South Korea with $3.97 million over the weekend and $5.67 million since Thursday.
- Stealth's second weekend of release was just as bad as its first as it added $3.6 million from 1615 screens in 17 markets to its $10.5 million running tally. Its biggest opening was a seventh place, $930,000 opening on 353 screens in the U.K., but its best opening came in India where the film was the biggest Hollywood release this weekend with $280,000 on 188 screens. Holdovers were not helping as it plummeted by 57% in South Korea to $576,000 and 64% in Taiwan to $156,000.
- Sympathy for Lady Vengeance fell by 58.5% to $3.06 million during its second weekend in South Korea. That does mean the film earned $13.77 million in just two weeks, more than Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned in total.
- The Transporter 2 doesn't open domestically till September 2nd, but it made its international debut in France over the weekend earning a second place finish with $2,506,280 on 510 screens. If the film can have the same level of relative success here, it could bring in $60 million or more, however, the September release date suggests it won't.
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith had the second best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten in Japan this week slipping 29% to $2,448,421 for a 5-week total of $58,611,751. It's $440 million internationally has the film stuck in 15th place, but its $819 million worldwide is 12th on the Worldwide charts, just ahead of Independence Day.
- Robots saw steep declines in its sophomore session in all three markets this weekend. It was down 32% in Japan to $1,044,875 for a $4,676,096 running tally, which is a steep decline for the markets. In South Korea is fell 50% to $590,000 for $2.56 million so far while its worst performance came in Hong Kong where in plummeted 65% to $88,100 and $469,000 overall. The $1.7 million it earned this weekend did push its international total to $123 million and its worldwide total to $251 million.
- Skeleton Key's opening in the U.K. last weekend was a nearly perfect predictor for its domestic opening this weekend. This weekend it dropped by 44% there to $790,000, which would indicate a 50% or larger drop-off here. It also opened in France, but at just $956,000 on 247 over five days it is not a result the studio will like.
- The Wedding Crashers had the best week-to-week drop-off in the U.K. slipping by 33% to $1.49 million for the weekend and $18.2 million so far. It had a similar drop-off in Germany falling by 30%, but its box office is much smaller in the market at $190,000 for the weekend and $2.38 million after 4 weeks. Overall the film has made $23.5 million internationally and opens in France, Australia and other markets this weekend.
- Batman Begins run is nearly over, but it did add an additional $1.56 million over the weekend from 1300 screens in 50 markets. Its best market this week was Sweden with $326,000 on 87 screens for a $1.91 million box office in the market and $160 million internationally.
- The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl debuted in first place in Russia with $850,000 and finished second in Poland with $200,000. But its best market was Brazil where the film earned an impressive $1.18 million on just 160 screens for the second best per screen average in the top ten. It has now made $6.8 million internationally, $2.9 million of that coming from Mexico.
- After earning a better than expected debut in Spain, Guess Who held up relatively well dropping by 44% to $900,000 this weekend for a $3.38 million running tally. On the other hand, the film barely managed a 10th place finish in its opening in France with $470,516 on just 126 screens. Overall the film has $25.1 million internationally with several markets left to open in including Italy and Germany.
- Dark Water opened in second place in Mexico with $754,000 on 250 screens, which is not a bad result. On the other hand, it evaporated during its third weekend in the U.K. losing 80% of its box office and landing at $64,000 for the weekend. It also opened the week before last in Argentina with $138,000 on 25 screens. It is still early in the film's run, but it has only earned $4 million so far, $2.2 million of that coming from the U.K.
- Monster-In-Law remained in second place in Australia thanks to a 30% decline; with $855,000 this weekend the film has managed $4.93 million so far in the market and $41.9 million internationally.
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy opened the Netherlands with $175,000 for a seventh place finish. While that may seem low, it did only play on 39 screens, which is like having a theatre count of just shy of 1000 domestically. It also did relatively well in Sweden despite being hampered by a low theatre count; there it earned $165,000 on just 30 screens. And the same thing happened in South Africa where it earned $102,000 and sixth place debut on just 25 screens. On the other hand, it was amazing in Finland finishing first with $200,000 on just 12 screens for easily the best per screen average in the market. Add in $90,000 in Norway, $80,000 in Germany, (for a 9-week total of $8 million) and the film's international box office is sitting at $44 million so far.
- George A. Romero's Land of the Dead opened in third place in Australia with $457,000 on 149 screens, which is weak compared to its domestic debut but it could have better legs in that market. It also opened in third place in New Zealand with $77,000 on 30 screens, seventh place in Poland with $70,000 on 40 screens, and eighth place in Finland with $30,000 on 5 screens. Speaking of good legs, the film dropped just 19% in Italy for $100,253 for the weekend and a four-week total of $1,406,230. Add them up and you have $736,000 for the weekend and that put its international total at $4.3 million at the moment.
- March of the Penguins had the best week-to-week performance in the top ten in Japan dipping by 17% to $512,087 for the weekend and $3,559,414 during its run so far. On the other hand, the film failed to connect with Spanish audiences earning just $79,000 on 48 screens.
- Sin City continues its run in Australia with $350,000 this weekend for a $4.2 million total so far. It also opened in Argentina over the weekend and finished in First place with $170,000. Also of note, the film is still in first place in the Czech Republic adding $60,000 to is $350,000 total that, which is like earning $100 million domestically. So far the film has earned $51.9 million internationally and with openings in Spain and Germany this week it should add quite a bit more to that total.
- The Devil's Rejects started its international run with a ninth place, $566,000 opening on 192 screens in the U.K., which is significantly more than what the original opening with back in 2003.
- A Lot Like Love opened in Brazil with $427,000 on just 65 screens, good enough for seventh place. And it lost just 40% during its second weekend in South Africa finishing with $125,000 and fourth place. The film now has $18.6 million internationally and is slowly catching up to its domestic total.
- Les Poupees Russes, a.k.a., The Russian Dolls had the best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten in France slipping by 25% to $512,049 for the weekend and $18,926,620 in total.
- L.A.Crash opened in semi-limited release in Germany but still managed a sixth place finish with $450,000 on 74 screens. It also opened in Austria with $27,000. The film now has $2 million internationally, mostly from Australia, but it has barely begun in run.
- Valiant debuted in sixth place in South Korea with $360,000 for the weekend and $431,000 since Thursday. It did hold up well during its second weekend in Holland slipping by 12% to $33,000 for a $86,000 total. So far the film has mostly struggled earning $26.5 million internationally, roughly $16 million coming from the U.K.
- Cursed saw its weekly take in Brazil sliced in half to $200,000 for a two-week total of $600,000. It also opened in Chile the week before last with $26,000 on 8 screens.
- Bewitched added another $220,000 this weekend for a $7.2 million total in Australia. Its next major opening in next weekend in the U.K. and it continues its rollout throughout the autumn.
- Shuan of Dead was pushed out of the top ten in France this weekend with $200,000 for a two-week total of $700,000
- Racing Stripes was in free fall this weekend in France hurtling downwards by 68% to $150,000.
- The Upside of Anger debuted in just seven theatres in Finland over the weekend but still managed a sixth place finish with $35,000. It also added $101,000 to its five-week total of $930,000 in Germany. It's $5.9 million internationally is respectable for such a small film, but not up to the same level it earned domestically.
- The Descent just hung onto the final spot in the top ten in the U.K. with $124,000 for the weekend and $4.6 million total.
- The Amityville Horror opened in Italy on 16 screens with only managed $12,000, but that might just be previews. In Hong Kong it lost 57% of its opening box office falling to seventh place with $98,000. So far the film has brought in $29.1 million internationally with most of its run done.
- Son of the Mask fell out of the top ten in Spain this week, but not before $110,000 to its $1.49 million total. Overall the film has made $41.2 million internationally, which for a film that cost $100 million is nothing short of disaster.
- Flight of the Phoenix recovered somewhat after last weekend tumble in Australia falling just 37% to $108,000 for the weekend and $835,000 during its run.
- Kung Fu Hustle opened in Argentina the week before last with $103,740 on 30 screens, just good enough for eighth place. It is still creeping towards $100 million worldwide with $97.7 million so far and does open in Australia this weekend.
- The Perfect Man just snagged a spot in the top ten in the Netherlands with $103,000 on 30 screens, which is a low screen count for the market. It also opened in Belgium, but no box office data was available.
- Layer Cake had one of the best holdovers in Australia, but was still knocked out of the top ten with $100,000. That gave the film $360,000 in the market and $8.88 million internationally.
- Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning remained in fourth place in Italy with $92,746 for the weekend and $671,754 in total.
- House of Wax had the worst week-to-week performance in the top twenty in Australia losing 47% of box office lost hitting just $80,000 for a $1.43 million running tally.
- The Longest Yard held up surprisingly well in Italy slipping by just 17% for a $70,000 weekend and a $220,000 running tally.
- On the other hand, Boogeyman had the worst week-to-week performance in the top ten in Italy falling by 23% to $70,000. However, in five weeks the film has made $2.50 million in that market.
- Alone in the Dark was nearly flat during its second weekend in Italy slipping by a tiny 5% to $63,500.
- Dear Wendy opened in limited release in the U.K. earning $49,000 on 23 screens.
- Steamboy opened in South Korea with just $48,700 over the weekend and $56,250 since Thursday.
- Millions debuted in New Zealand with $36,000 on 12 screens for the best per screen average in the market.
- The Jacket debuted in South Africa with $35,000 just snagging the final spot in the top ten there. The film now has $3.6 million internationally to go with the $6.3 million it earned domestically.
- Raise Your Voice added another $32,000 to its $210,000 running tally in Mexico and now has $4 million internationally.
- Man of the House earned just $31,000 on 31 screens in Italy, which is bad even compared to the rest of its $1.77 million international run.
- Kicking and Screaming fell even faster during its third weekend in the U.K. losing 79% of is box office landing at $25,750 for the weekend and $1.27 million overall. It also had previews in Australia, but that will be added into this weekend's total.
- Ice Princess lost nearly 60% of its box office during its second week of release bringing in just $20,500 for a $85,000 total in the market.
- After plummeting last weekend in New Zealand, Are We There Yet? recovered somewhat losing just 37% to $20,000 for a $450,000 running tally in the market.
- Lords of Dogtown debuted in New Zealand with $15,000 on 7 screens, which is about as good as one would expect.
Submitted by: C.S.Strowbridge
Filed under: International Box Office
, Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith
, War of the Worlds
, The Wedding Crashers
, Batman Begins
, Mr. and Mrs. Smith
, The Longest Yard
, La marche de l'empereur
, Sin City
, Guess Who
, The Amityville Horror
, Kicking and Screaming
, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
, Racing Stripes
, The Skeleton Key
, The Transporter 2
, House of Wax
, Dark Water
, Ice Princess
, A Lot Like Love
, Flight of the Phoenix
, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
, Man of the House
, The Upside of Anger
, Kung Fu Hustle
, The Devil's Rejects
, Son of the Mask
, The Perfect Man
, Shaun of the Dead
, The Lords of Dogtown
, Raise Your Voice
, The Jacket
, Layer Cake
, Dear Wendy
, Are We There Yet?
, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
, Alone in the Dark