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Mafia Sequel Squeezes into Top Five Again

September 25th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 again led its native market of South Korean with $4.81 million over the weekend and $12.78 million during its two-week run. And like last week, this was enough for the film to secure a place in the top five overall just beating out Pride and Prejudice.

  • Red Eye saw its weekly haul grow to $4.4 million, but that wasn't enough to prevent it from falling out of the top five. It opened with $700,000 on 192 screens in Mexico and added the same amount on 325 screens in the U.K. So far the film has $5.0 million in the latter market and $17.3 million internationally.
  • April Snow (Going Out) finished in second place in Japan with $3 million on 321 screens while it dropped to seventh during its second weekend in South Korea with $545,000 on 157 screens. It didn't perform as well in its debut in Hong Kong with $120,000 29 screens.
  • The German film, Die Weisse Massai, (or as it is known in English, The White Massai) topped it native market during its debut with $3.6 million on 385 screens for the week.
  • The Brothers Grimm is clearly one of those films that will easily beat its domestic total on the international scene. This weekend it opened in second place in Russia with $1.363 million on 232 screens, (including previews) and also finished in second place in Spain with $1.13 million during its sophomore stint there for a $3.4 million running tally there. The film also remained strong in Hong Kong taking in $175,000 on 35 screens, and in Mexico with $750,000 on 350. Since last weekend, the film has doubled its international box office, which now sits at $9 million and with strong holdovers in most markets the film should earn much, much more.
  • Bewitched fell out of the top five with $3.2 million on 2030 screens in 43 markets for a running tally of $46.1 million. Its best market this weekend was Germany where the film added $1.2 million for a $5.0 million total there.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard opened in Australia earning as surprisingly strong first place debut with $2.34 million 275 screens. That was the vast majority of the film's $3.2 million weekend and a large chunk of the film's $16.4 million international total so far.
  • The Japanese film, Shinobi, opened in first place in its native market with $2.93 million on 243 screens.
  • Monster-In-Law opened in first place in Spain with $1.97 million on 311 screens while it slipped a spot in Brazil landing in third place with $655,000 for the weekend and $3.67 million during its run. The film now has $58.8 million internationally with its debut in Italy less than a month away.
  • Despite opening in two major markets, Stealth didn't see much growth this weekend adding $2.6 million from 1700 screens to its international box office of just $27.5 million so far. The film opened with $580,000 on 251 screens in Spain and $500,000 on 300 screens in Germany. Other openings including $100,000 on 33 screens in Austria and $170,000 on 50 screens in New Zealand. In Australia, the film fell from second to seventh with just $325,000, which is less than half of its opening.
  • The Skeleton Key opened in first place in Hong Kong with a fairly mediocre $210,000 on 31 screens while it remained nearly flat during its second weekend in Italy down just 7% to $340,000 on 119 screens. Overall the film added $2.3 million to its $35.9 million international box office.
  • Broken Flowers remained in top spot in France with $1.48 million on 311 screens and remained in fourth place in Germany with $500,000 on 82 screens. It also opened in first place in Poland with $200,000 over the weekend and $240,000 including previews.
  • The Island added another $2.1 million over the weekend to its international total of $121.3 million. It's biggest market was France where the film added $750,000 to its five-week total of $10.75 million.
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit began its international run with openings in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the film finished in third place with $1.3 million on 253 screens over the weekend and $1.9 million including previews. While in New Zealand in it opened with $175,000 on 57 screens. These are better results than Chicken Run, but well below expectations.
  • With $15.9 million internationally, The Transporter 2 is just a week away from topping the orignal's total. This weekend the film debuted in first place in South Africa with $115,000 on 37 screens, The film also earned $1.0 million during its third week in Germany, $290,000 during its second weekend in Russia and $280,000 for the week in France.
  • Crash opened in fifth place in France with $1.155 million on 152 screens and had the best per screen average in the top ten. It is still in the top ten in the U.K. where it earned an additional $383,000 pushing its total to $9.6 million in the market and $14.7 million internationally.
  • Sky High added $1.5 million over the weekend doubling the film's international total to $2.7 million. Much of that came from Australia where the film expanded into the rest of the country earning $537,500 over the weekend and $1.04 million in total. On the other hand, the film flopped in New Zealand opening with just $28,750 on 46 screens.
  • The Longest Yard lost a third of is debut during its second weekend in the U.K. falling to second place with $1.49 million on 381 screens. The film now has $4.47 million in that market and $23.9 million internationally.
  • The 40-Year Old Virgin slipped by another 20% in the U.K. adding $1.432 million to its running tally of $9 million in the market.
  • The Wedding Crashers opened in Russia with $488,000, including previews, and finished in third place. It held up very well during its second weekend in Italy down just 19% to $645,000 on 257 screens. While in Greece it grew by more than 10% to $285,000 and remained in first place alone the way. The film now has $56.2 million internationally, well behind its domestic total.
  • Welcome to Dongmakgol climbed into second place in South Korea with $1.4 million over the weekend.
  • The Chinese / Hong Kong co-production, Initial D, opened in Japan finishing in eighth place with $1.36 million on 171 screens. The film cost $12 million to make and has already earned more than half of that in just a few Asian markets.
  • Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo opened in Mexico earning $1.272 million on 400 screens, thanks in part to the Independence Day holiday. It also opened in first place in Bulgaria with $20,000 on 7 screens and now has $8.4 million internationally.
  • George A. Romero's Land of the Dead added another $1.2 million on 715 screens in 26 markets for a $16.2 million international box office so far. In Spain it lost more than half of its opening landing at $270,000 over the weekend and $1.07 million in total.
  • The Beast in the Heart slipped to third place in Italy down just 9% to $1.12 million over the weekend for a $3.20 million running tally.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith added another $484,000 to its $14.9 million running tally in Spain, while in France the film managed to snag the final spot in the top ten with $575,00 over the weekend and now has $21.53 million in that one market. It has earned $240 million on the international scene and will sure add to that in December when it opens in Italy and Japan.
  • The Australian film Wolf Creek opened in third place in the U.K. with $1.00 million on 292 screens.
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang opened in fifth place in France with $984,000 on 225 screens, which is not a bad start, but it's not particularly strong either. It will have to rely on strong legs to become a hit there.
  • Duelist slipped to fourth place in its native South Korea with $838,000, which was down by nearly 70% from its opening.
  • Good Night, and Good Luck opened in sixth place in Italy with $725,000 on just 174 screens, which bodes well for the film's domestic opening early next month.
  • Danny the Dog opened in sixth place in South Korea with $610,000 over the weekend and $665,000 since Thursday.
  • The Last Sign, a co-production between the Canadian, British, and French, opened in the latter country finishing in ninth place with $580,000 on 404 screens for the weakest per screen average in the top ten.
  • Perfect Catch opened in Brazil in fifth place with $295,000 on 95 screens but lost nearly half its opening during its second weekend in Australia earning just $210,000 over the weekend and $790,000 overall.
  • Four Brothers opened in Spain finishing in ninth place with $444,000 on 162 screens, which is a reasonable start given the low screen count and other factors.
  • Hooligans lost 46% of its opening falling to eighth place with $425,000 on 240 screens.
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith finish in tenth place in Japan with $400,000 on 319 screens during its 11th weekend of release in that market. So far the film has earned $81.63 million in Japan, $466.2 million internationally and $846.3 million worldwide.
  • Herbie: Fully Loaded is finally starting to slip in the U.K. falling by 42% to $395,000 for the weekend and $11.2 million during its seven-week run. That's about the same as the film did here, given the relative size of the two markets, but that's much better than the average during its $72.5 million international run.
  • The Perfect Man opened in tenth place in Australia with $265,000 on 135 screens over the weekend and $390,000 including previews.
  • Downfall earned another $390,000 during its third week in Mexico pushing its total in the market to $1.4 million.
  • The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl expanded into the rest of Australia over the weekend making $284,000 on 116 screens while it opened in South Africa earning a second place finish with $91,500 on 52 screens.
  • Sin City just missed hitting $150 million this weekend and now sits at $149.0 million. Its best market of the week was Germany where it earned $340,000 for a total of $8.57 million.
  • Little Fish was nearly flat during its second weekend in Australia added another $340,000 to its $840,000 running tally in the market.
  • Salaam Namaste remained in 14th place in the U.K. with $264,000 and remained in 13th place in Australia with $65,000.
  • Must Love Dogs opened in 15th place in Germany with $256,000 on 244 screens while it performed significantly better in Taiwan with a fourth place, $63,000 debut, including previews. It's still early in the film's run but its $4.5 million international box office has too be looked at with some disappointment.
  • Nightwatch added another $293,000 to its $2.42 million box office in Spain. The film has made $20 million internationally and has easily paid for its $4 million production budget.
  • The Man lost more than 50% of its debut in the U.K. falling to 13th place with $280,000 on 239 screens.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants finally opened in Greece with a second place, $256,000 debut.
  • The Business fell even faster this weekend in the U.K. losing 63% of its weekend haul hitting 17th place with $190,000. It has earned $2.5 million in its native market.
  • Howl's Movie Castle dipped by just 18% during its second weekend in Italy and that allowed it to remain in tenth place with $164,000 on 80 screens.
  • Hostage opened in second place in Poland with $164,000 on 54 screens, which is better than the average result in the film's $40 million international run.
  • The Cave opened in first place in Taiwan with $160,000 on 15 screens, including previews.
  • Godsend finally opened in Turkey earning a second place finish with $145,000 on 84 screens.
  • A Sound of Thunder continued its collapse in Spain plummeting more than 60% to $140,000 for the weekend and $3.5 million during its run.
  • Batman Begins slipped to seventh place in Sweden adding $106,000 to its $3.4 million box office in the market.
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know added another $70,000 to its $822,000 box office in the U.K., which is an excellent result for a limited release.
  • Valiant added another $69,000 in Poland and is now about a week away from hitting $1 million in that market.
  • Lords of Dogtown opened in the U.K. but barely managed 20th place with $48,000 on 85 screens.
  • Sahara opened in Turkey but could do no better than a seventh place debut with $43,000 on 30 screens.
  • In Australia, Kicking and Screaming plummeted more than 70% during its second weekend in Mexico falling to just $40,000.
  • The Aristocrats lost more than 60% of its opening in the U.K. landing in 22nd place with $37,000 on 32 screens.
  • Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage, a.k.a. Sophie School: The Final Days opened in Holland in semi-limited release missing tenth place with $33,000 on 17 screens.
  • Raise Your Voice dropped by 20% in Mexico adding another $28,000 to its $370,000 running tally in the market.
  • Murderball debuted in Australia in semi-limited release but could only manage $28,000 on 21 screens finishing in 16th place.
  • The Honeymooners opened in tenth place in South Africa with $25,000 the weekend before last.
  • Millions opened in ninth place in Greece with just $23,500, below expectations.
  • The German film Emil and the Detectives opened in South Korea with $21,000 over the weekend and $38,000 including Thursday.
  • Asylum lost more than half of its opening in the U.K. falling to just $20,000 for the weekend and $101,000 during its run.
  • Kung Fu Hustle crossed $100 million worldwide and now sits at $100.2 million. The film is only in the top ten in one market, New Zealand, where in added $18,500 on 14 screens to its $260,000 total there.
  • 9 Songs opened in Greece with $13,500, which is almost exactly what it debuted with here.
  • Rize opened in New Zealand with just $10,000 on 7 screens, which is about what one would expect.
  • Mondovino opened in Australia with $9700 on 4 screens.
  • Layer Cake collapsed during its second week in Mexico losing 77% of its opening landing at $7400 on just 8 screens.
  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill opened on just two screen in New Zealand finishing in the top twenty with $6600, which is an average result all things considered.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith, The Wedding Crashers, Batman Begins, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Longest Yard, The 40 Year-old Virgin, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie, Monster-in-Law, The Dukes of Hazzard, Four Brothers, Sin City, Sahara, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Sky High, Bewitched, Red Eye, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Crash, Kicking and Screaming, The Skeleton Key, Must Love Dogs, The Transporter 2, Fever Pitch, The Brothers Grimm, The Island, Hostage, Stealth, Good Night, and Good Luck, Danny the Dog, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, Valiant, Kung Fu Hustle, The Perfect Man, Wolf Creek, The Cave, Godsend, Broken Flowers, The Honeymooners, The Lords of Dogtown, Raise Your Voice, The Man, Millions, Downfall, Hauru no ugoku shiro, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Rize, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, Layer Cake, A Sound of Thunder, Murderball, Nochnoy dozor, Asylum, Green Street Hooligans, Mondovino, 9 Songs, Little Fish, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, The Aristocrats