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Brothers are not so Grimm

October 23rd, 2005

The Brothers Grimm dropped just 35% during its second weekend in France adding $2.1 million to its $5.7 million total there. In Germany, the film performed a nearly the same level falling 36% to $950,000 over the weekend and $2.9 million during its run. Overall the film made $4 million for a $27.8 million runny tally and that places it fourth on this week's charts. While the film struggled domestically, it is doing quite a bit better on the international scene, and could show a profit sometime during its home market run.

  • Company 9 continued to lead its home market of Russia with $2.48 million over the weekend and $19.3 million overall.
  • Goal! opened poorly in France with just $1.04 million on 536, finishing in fourth place. It was only marginally better in Mexico where the film earned $978,000 on 450 screens. Overal the film added $2.4 million to its $6 million international total, including $3.3 million from the U.K.
  • Serenity opened in scond place in Russia with $700,000 on 232 screens over the weekend and $800,000 since Thursday while in the U.K. it dropped just 39% to $870,000 on 348 screens. Other holdovers include $230,000 in Australia for a post-holiday drop-off of 45%, which was enough for the film to rise a spot to eighth place and gives the film a $2 million running total there. Overall the film made $2 million on 750 screens for a $6 million international run so far with openings in France and Spain this weekend.
  • Four Brothers had several opening over the weekend, the largest being its eighth place, $350,000 debut in South Korea, ($420,000 including previews). However, its best opening was the Netherlands where it scored a surprise first place opening with $250,000 on 55 screens. South Africa was in between those extremes with a third place, $54,000 debut. Holdovers including $455,000 on 232 screens in the U.K. and $427,000 on 182 screens in France. Add it up and you have a $2 million weekend and $10.5 million international run.
  • Torrente 3: El Protector is starting to wind down its run in its native Spain falling 62% to $1.68 million for the weekend and $19.4 million during its 3 week run.
  • Cinderella Man is fading fast during the late rounds of its international run this weekend adding just $1.6 million for a $43 million total. Its biggest weekend was Australia, again, with $470,000 over the weekend and $3.3 million during its run.
  • Into the Blue opened in fourth place in Germany with $1.04 million on 394 screens and earned a similar result in Mexico with just $556,000 on 250 screens. Still that's better than average compared to the rest of the film's $4.5 million international run so far.
  • In Her Shoes started its international run and over the weekend it earned a $1.22 million, second place start on 290 screens in Australia, (or $1.55 million including previews). On the other hand, it flopped in New Zealand with just $36,000 on 38 screens, which is so bad that one would have to assume it was just previews.
  • Bewitched opened in Finland with just $40,000 over the weekend and $50,000 including previews, which was barely enough for seventh place on the charts. During its third weekend in Italy the film fell 67% to $260,000 for a $3.16 million box office in the market and $65 million internationally.
  • Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo opened in first place in a couple of smaller markets with $250,000 on 22 screens in Singapore and $240,000 on 55 screens in the Philippines. It also opened in South Africa but had to settle for second with $75,000 on 40 screens. Holdovers include massive drop-offs in Australia down 55% to $151,000, down 57% in the U.K. to $125,000 and 59% in New Zealand to $60,000. Overall the film added $1.45 million on 815 screens to its $19.5 million international total, a total that should surpass its domestic one shortly.
  • Saint-Jacques... La mecque, which translates into English as Saint Jack... The Mecque, opened in its native France finishing in third place with $1.41 million on 428 screens.
  • Night Watch opened in sixth place in Italy with $280,000 on 129 screens and seventh place in Australia with $290,000 on 112. It's best placing came in Poland where the film finished fifth with $90,000 over the weekend and $110,000 including previews. Holdovers were mixed as the film plummeted 57% during its second weekend in the U.K. falling out of the top ten with $210,000 on 134 screens while it performed much better in Germany down just 38% to $460,000. The film has yet to open domestically, but has already earned $28.7 million internationally.
  • Stealth fell a steep 38% during its second weekend in Japan adding $1.32 million on 333 screens to is $6.34 million total in the market. That also lifted its international total to $38.8 million, which is well below what it needs to show a profit.
  • The Transporter 2 opened in second place in Spain with $1.2 million on 274 screens but it flopped in The Netherlands with just $42,000 on 30 screens. So far it has had more misses than hits internationally leading to a $28.1 million international total, which is more than enough to ensure a profit by the initial push into the home market.
  • Monster-In-Law fell 42% to $920,000 on 307 screens during its second weekend in Italy while it fell out of the top ten in Spain with $280,000. Those two markets were the vast majority of the film's box office this weekend and helped lift its international total to $67.9 million
  • Pride and Prejudice added another $1.05 on 399 screens to its $22.35 million total in the U.K. It is also still in the top 10 in Holland where it added $140,000 to its $1.05 million total there.
  • March of the Penguins opened in second place in Germany $1.1 million on 375 screens, which is a very strong result for a documentary, but not nearly as strong as its domestic run.
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose fell 47% to $1.08 million during its second weekend in Italy. So far that is the only international market the film has opened in and it has made $3.9 million there.
  • The Spanish film, Fragile, which stars Calista Flockhart, opened in its native market with $985,000 on 310 screens, good enough for third place.
  • Die Weisse Massai dropped to fifth place in Germany with $970,000 for the weekend and $31.1 million in total, which is easily the best running tally in the top ten.
  • Cache opened in Italy, one of the four markets that co-produced it. There is opened in eighth place with $240,000 on just 63 screens while in France it had the best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten dipping just 30% to $700,000 for the weekend and $1.9 million during its run.
  • An Unfinished Life opened in fourth place in Spain with $940,000 on 199 screens.
  • With a tiny 19% drop-off during its second weekend in its native U.K., Kinky Boots was able to climb one spot to fourth aith $895,000 over the weekend and $2.66 million during its run.
  • Oliver Twist held up well in the U.K. dropping just 27% to $890,000 for the weekend, which brings its total in the market to $2.75 million.
  • Domino made its international debut with a weak seventh place finish in the U.K. Over the weekend it earned $850,000 on 275 screens, which is about on par with its domestic debut.
  • The Descent, the British cave based film, opened in France scoring a sixth place debut with $793,000 on 144 screens for the best per screen average in the top ten.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard opened in third place in Russia with $330,000 over the weekend and $375,000 including Thursday. On the other hand, it had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten in Germany falling 44% to $420,000 on 301 screens for a $1.4 million total in the market.
  • Nationale Volksarmee - Manover Schneeflocke dipped just 13% in Germany this weekend adding $700,000 to its $3.4 million running tally there.
  • The Wedding Crashers held up better than expected during its second weekend in Spain falling just 39% to $625,000 for a $2.4 million, two-week total.
  • Der Kleine Eisb�r 2 - Die Geheimnisvolle Insel recovered from last weekend's steep decline by dropping just 21% this weekend; that meant the film was able to add $615,000 to its $4.25 million run in its native Germany.
  • Sin City added another $560,000 on 223 screens in Japan for a $5.1 million total in the market. While three new releases pushed it from first to fourth in South Africa with $40,000 over the weekend and $175,000 during its run. Overall the film has $82.6 million internationally compared with just under $75 million domestically.
  • April Snow (Going Out) added another fell 32% in Japan to $550,000 for the weekend and $20.0 million during its run.
  • Must Love Dogs opened in first place in South Africa with $110,000 on 45 screens. It also was able to remain in fourth place in Australia despite falling 48% to $380,000 on 177 screens.
  • Wicker Park opened in sixth place in South Korea with $410,000 over the weekend and $475,000 including its midweek numbers. The film now has roughly $8 million internationally, which is below its disappointing domestic run.
  • The World's Fastest Indian scored a first place finish in its native New Zealand earning $385,000 over the weekend and $415,000 including previews. That was not only enough for first over all, but with a screen count of 62 it had the best per screen average in the market.
  • Boogeyman started out slow in Spain but fell fast losing 54% of its opening adding $400,000 to its $1.9 million total there.
  • Dark Water opened in fourth place in Russia with $320,000 including Thursday while it placed second during its debut in New Zealand with $76,000 on 43 screens. The film now has $21 million internationally and is closing in on its domestic total.
  • Don't Come Knocking opened in France by missed the top ten with $350,000 on 147 screens, it also fell 70% in Italy landing in 20th place with $35,000 for the weekend and $400,000 in total.
  • Jackie Chan's latest, New Police Story, opened in Germany but missed the top ten with $250,000 on 176 screens over the weekend and $370,000 including previews.
  • Sky High held up well in Germany dropping by just 32% this weekend, but since its opening was so bad it could only manage $160,000 on 250 screens. On the other hand, the post-holiday weekend was particularly hard on the film's box office in Australia, (down 67% to $180,000) and New Zealand, (down 85% to $15,000). Internationally the film has been a hard sell with just $11.6 million, but it did enough business domestically that the planned TV series should get the go ahead.
  • The Merchant of Venice remains in the top ten in Spain with $290,000 over the weekend and $2.2 million during its run.
  • The Longest Yard opened in Spain with just $290,000 on 149 screens over the weekend and $450,000 including previews.
  • The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl was one of many kids movies hit hard by the post holiday weekend in Australia and New Zealand. In the former market it lost 70% falling to $170,000 while in the latter it was even worse losing 86% earning just $25,000. It also opened in Italy but flopped hard with just $80,000 on 91 screens, and that's including previews.
  • Red Eye lost 67% of its box office in Spain falling from 10th to 20th with just $100,000. On the other hand, the film opened in second place in Taiwan with $120,000 on 11 screens.
  • A soft descent helped the Australian film, The Proposition, climb into tenth place with $220,000 on 63 screens. The film now has a $660,000 total there after two weeks.
  • A History of Violence opened in semi-limited release in Germany earning $200,000 on just 58 screens. That would have been enough for the best per screen average in the top ten, if it had made the top ten.
  • Fantastic Four fell 68% but still managed to remain in the top ten in Italy with $190,000 on 111 screens. That gives the film $10.7 million in the market and $173.7 million internationally.
  • Ladies in Lavender dipped just 14% during its second weekend in Germany adding $175,000 to its two-week total of $480,000.
  • The Devil's Rejects opened in Australia with a thud; the film placed just 17th earning $90,000 on 65 screens. It placed much better in Russia landing in 7th, but its $80,000 since Thursday was nothing to cheer about.
  • Broken Flowers held up very well in Finland dropping less than 15% to $94,000 on just 8 screens and it opened in Norway with $68,000 on 8 screens, (including previews).
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance opened in fourth place in Hong Kong with $140,000 on 29 screens, which is a below average result there.
  • Madagascar has spent its last weekend in the top ten in Italy earning $113,000 on 106 screens. That gives the film $26.1 million in the market and $328 million internationally.
  • Little Fish added another $111,000 to is $2.04 million total in its home market of Australia.
  • The Irish film, Tara Road, dropped just 15% in the U.K. and that allowed it to climb a spot to 14th with $106,000 over the weekend, which brings it total in the market to $350,000.
  • Good Night, and Good Luck fell by 59% during its fifth weekend in Italy, which was actually better than average for the market. This weekend it added $88,0000 to its $2.63 million total in the market.
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room opened in limited release in Australia earning $70,000 on 19 screens, $90,000 including previews. This is quite an impressive result Enron was probably not a national story in Australia like it was here.
  • Happy Endings fell to $66,000 over the weekend for a $256,000 run there.
  • The Perfect Man was hurt particularly hard by the post-holiday weekend in Australia and New Zealand falling to $20,000 in each market for running totals of $1.35 million and $115,000 respectively. On the plus side, it did open in third place in Lebanon with 1,763 admissions despite playing in only 3 theatres. I'm not sure what that translates to in dollars, but I think it's around $10,000.
  • George A. Romero's Land of the Dead had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top twenty in the U.K. free-falling 80% to $50,000 for the weekend and $3.9 million overall.
  • Danny the Dog fell 62% during its second weekend in New Zealand adding $42,000 to its $180,000 total in that market.
  • Paradise Now was flat during its second weekend in Spain adding $40,000 to its $100,000 total there.
  • Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni added another $40,000 to its $300,000 run in its native South Africa.
  • Ice Princess opened in the Netherlands with just $28,000 on 43 screens over the weekend and $40,000 since its Wednesday opening.
  • Guy X, a.k.a., 8 Below, opened in the U.K. but could do no better than $40,000 on 32 screens finishing in 20th place as a result.
  • Mad Hot Ballroom had one of the better holdovers in Australia but still fell 46% to $36,000 over the weekend and $250,000 during its run.
  • Laws of Attraction lost more than half of its opening week box office in Austria falling to $36,000 for a $121,000 total in the market.
  • Perfect Catch fell from second place to seventh in South Africa with just $30,000 on 26 screens. That gave the film $120,000 in the market and $6 million internationally.
  • Hooligans fell from 7th to 16th in the Netherlands adding $23,000 to its $260,000 total in the market.
  • Downfall returned to first place in Lebanon with 2984 admissions over the weekend and 12,913 in total; it has now finished first twice in its three-week run. I'm not actually sure how much money it has brought in as my attempts to find an average ticket price / exchange rate has proven fruitless so far.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Wedding Crashers, Madagascar, The Longest Yard, Fantastic Four, Monster-in-Law, The Dukes of Hazzard, La marche de l'empereur, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Four Brothers, Sin City, Sky High, Bewitched, Cinderella Man, Boogeyman, Must Love Dogs, The Transporter 2, Fever Pitch, Pride & Prejudice, The Brothers Grimm, In Her Shoes, Stealth, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, Serenity, Dark Water, Danny the Dog, Ice Princess, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, Into the Blue, Laws of Attraction, The Devil's Rejects, The Perfect Man, Broken Flowers, Wicker Park, Domino, An Unfinished Life, Mad Hot Ballroom, Ladies in Lavender, Downfall, The World's Fastest Indian, Goal! The Dream Begins, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, The Merchant of Venice, Caché, Oliver Twist, Nochnoy dozor, Paradise Now, Happy Endings, Don't Come Knocking, Green Street Hooligans, Chinjeolhan geumjassi, Little Fish, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D