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Surprise Twist on the International Charts

October 30th, 2005

Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens. Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total.

Here's how other movies are performing internationally:

  • The Tiger and the Snow saw its second weekend's box office climb by 2% to $3.785 million on 738 screens for a two-week total of $9.42 million. This shows that last week's protest really did have an impact on the box office, and that this film should have strong legs.
  • Pride and Prejudice opened in first place in Australia with $1.1 million on 227 screens ($1.5 million including previews), but it had to settle for third place in Germany with $1.3 million on 285 screens. That did help the film's weekend haul rise to $3.4 million for a $30 million international total so far.
  • The 40-Year Old Virgin earned another $3.2 million on 1,470 screens in 29 markets for a international total of $39 million so far. It opened in second place in South Africa with $88,000 on 50 screens, but its best market was Australia, where it earned $844,000 on 245 screens for a $4.6 million during its three week run.
  • Into the Blue opened in three major markets over the weekend, with the largest opening being a fifth place finish in the U.K. ($900,000 on 210 screens). It earned fourth place in Australia with $742,000 on 181 screens, and second in Russia with $500,000 over the weekend, and $570,000 including Thursday. In Germany, the film fell from fourth to seventh with $570,000 on 394 screens. Overall, it made $3 million on 704 screens for a running tally of $7.1 million.
  • The Brothers Grimm had another excellent weekend, adding $1.37 million on 453 screens in France and $490,000 on 416 screens in Germany. Other results include a seventh place $70,000 opening on just 8 screens in Norway and a 28% increase in Holland to $130,000. Overall, the film now has $33.7 million internationally and in two weeks should be ahead of its domestic total.
  • Serenity opened in two major markets over the weekend but failed to make an impact in either. In Spain, the film started in 9th place with $484,000 on 161 screens, which gives it a below par per screen average. On the other hand, it failed to reach the top ten in France with $400,000 on 193 screens. It was better in holdovers, with $390,000 on 228 screens during its third weekend in the U.K., $360,000 during its second in Russia, and $122,000 during its fourth weekend in Australia. The film has now made $9 million internationally, but will need a very impressive home market run to show a profit.
  • The Transporter 2 opened in fifth place in the Czech Republic with $32,000 on 15 screens while it dropped to sixth place in Spain with $725,000 on 275. Overall the film added $1.4 million on 449 screens to its $30.7 million international total.
  • Company 9 retained its lead in Russia with $1.27 million over the weekend and $21.7 million during its run.
  • March of the Penguins climbed 9% during its second weekend in Germany, earning $1.23 million on 383 screens for a $2.88 million running tally. That also pushed the film's worldwide total to just shy of $100 million, a milestone it will have crossed midweek.
  • A History of Violence had one of its best openings of its young international run, finishing in third place in Spain with $870,000 on 235 screens. On the other hand, it barely made the top ten in Norway with $50,000 on 14 screens (including previews). Its biggest market so far is the U.K., where the film has earned $6.2 million of its $8.7 million run, including $270,000 this weekend.
  • Sky High opened in the U.K. over the weekend with a fourth place, $1.15 million debut on 347 screens. This market should be the film's most lucrative on the international scene, but since it has only made $13.4 million so far, there's not much competition in that regard.
  • Goal! opened in a few markets over the weekend, but its results continued to underwhelm. For instance, the film barely made the top ten in Spain with $374,000 on 300 screens for the worst per screen average in the top ten. It performed only marginally better in Poland with $40,000 on 29 screens, and $150,000 on 58 screens in Holland (including previews in both markets). Its best marked was France, where it fell to ninth place with $577,000 on 516 screens for a two-week total of $1.76 million.
  • In Her Shoes opened in third place in New Zealand with $120,000 on 40 screens ($155,000 including previews), while it remained in second place in Australia with $950,000 on 292 screens for a $3.0 million total there.
  • Domino opened in Japan in sixth place, with $510,000 on 255 screens, which is way below the $5000 per screen average that usually separates the films with good legs from the films with bad legs. On the other hand, the film performed even worse in Mexico, finishing in 12th place with $90,000 on 203 screens. That's a result so bad one has to assume it was previews. In the U.K., the film fell nearly 50% to $440,000 on 258 screens for a $1.75 million total so far.
  • Saint-Jacques... La mecque fell by 33% during its second weekend in France, adding $940,000 to its $2.65 million total there.
  • Doom opened day-and-date in nine smaller markets, earning $910,000 on 300 screens. Its largest market was Malaysia, where it earned $220,000 on 36 screens, which is average at best, and it also did respectable business in Poland with $110,000 on 40 screens. It failed to make much of an impact in the Philippians with $98,000 on 48 screens, Indonesia with $75,000 on 38 screens, and Thailand with $80,000 on 75 screens.
  • Torrente 3: El Protector was finally knocked out of the top spot in its native Spain, but it still added $874,000 on 422 screens for a $20.45 million, four week total there.
  • The Descent opened in Italy with just $245,000 on 117 screens, and it also clung to the final spot in the top ten in France with $567,000 on 144 screens for a two-week total of $1.97 million.
  • Die Weisse Massai held up better than most and remained in fifth place in Germany with $760,000 for the weekend and $14.7 million in total.
  • Fragiel dipped just 22% during its second weekend in Spain, slipping to fourth in the process with $750,000 over the weekend and $1.95 million in total.
  • Stealth plummeted by 43% during its third weekend in Japan, but it only fell one spot to third with $750,000 on 320 screens. The film now has $8.3 million in the market and $41.2 million internationally.
  • An Unfinished Life held up better than expected during its second weekend in Spain, falling just 20% to $740,000 for the weekend and $1.94 million during its run.
  • Monster-In-Law dropped to third place during its second weekend in Italy with $711,000 on 225 screens for a three-week total of $3.99 million in the market and $69.5 million internationally.
  • Broken Flowers opened in semi-limited release in the U.K. with $700,000 on just 95 screens. The film has performed better than expected, with $15.8 million internationally, which is better than its domestic total.
  • Der Kleine Eisb�r 2 - Die Geheimnisvolle Insel showed significant week-to-week growth during the weekend in Germany adding $695,000 to its $5.2 million total there.
  • Red Eye opened in Italy, but could do no better than sixth place with $650,000 on 197 screens. That gives the film $33 million internationally, and it is closing in on $100 million worldwide.
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose fell from second to fifth in Italy, losing 35% to $650,000 for the weekend. This is the film's only major international opening so far, and it has earned $4.98 million there.
  • Four Brothers had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten in the Netherlands, but it slipped by just 8% to $230,000 on 55 screens for a $590,000 running tally in the market. It didn't do so well in France or the U.K. as the film fell more than 50% in both markets to $200,000 each. In the latter market, the film has made $4.2 million, the largest single chunk of its $12.6 million international run.
  • Kinky Boots continues its leggy run in its native U.K., adding $570,000 to its $3.8 million, three-week total there.
  • Nationale Volksarmee - Manover Schneeflocke is still showing strong legs, losing just 27% of its box office this weekend adding $510,000 to its $4.11 million total in its home market of Germany.
  • Must Love Dogs opened in Italy, but barely managed tenth place with $186,000 on 80 screens. In South Africa it dropped to third place with $60,000, and slipped to sixth in Australia with $237,000.
  • Night Watch fell 52% during its second weekend in Italy, falling out of the top ten with just $130,000 for the weekend and $570,000 overall. In Poland, it suffered a similar fate, dropping to seventh with $46,000, just over half its opened weekend haul. Add in $222,000 on 245 screens in Germany, and $48,000 on 49 in the U.K., and you have a $30 million international total so far.
  • The World's Fastest Indian saw double-digit growth during its second weekend in New Zealand. Over the weekend the film added $440,000 on 62 screens to its $1.0 million, two-week total.
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang opened in semi-limited release in Germany, and missed the top ten with $430,000 on 195 screens. That helped push the film's early international total to $3.2 million.
  • 2 for the Money opened in third place in Russia with $370,000 over the weekend and $430,000 including Thursday.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard dropped to fifth place during its second weekend in Russia with $225,000, and made $150,000 during it third weekend in Germany. That pushed the film's international total to $29.7 million so far.
  • The fact that Cinderella Man has crossed $100 million worldwide will probably save someone's job, but there's not much left that might save its run. This weekend it added $340,000 to its $3.77 million, four week total in Australia, which is one of the film's few bright spots.
  • The Wedding Crashers fell out of the top ten in Spain, adding $340,000 to its running tally of $2.88 million in the market.
  • Cache grew by 35% during its second weekend in Italy, adding $315,000 to its two-week total of $680,000.
  • Sin City is just about out of the top ten in Japan, earning $310,000 on 212 screens for a $6 million total in the market and $83.66 million internationally.
  • Lord of War opened in first place in Taiwan with $300,000 over the weekend and $400,000 including previews.
  • Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story started its international run in the U.K., but missed the top ten with just $265,000 on 208 screens.
  • The Constant Gardener opened in a few more markets, scoring a third place finish in Taiwan with $75,000 over the weekend and $95,000 including previews. It was less potent in Poland, finishing in fifth place with $86,000, and in Norway, finishing seventh with $64,000.
  • Dark Water opened in Australia, but could manage no better than ninth place, with $170,000 on 76 screens. During its second weekend in New Zealand it fell from second place to fifth, with $47,000 on 44 screens for a total of $144,000 so far.
  • The Merchant of Venice finally fell out of the top ten in Spain, but it still added $215,000 on 76 screens to its $2.5 million total in the market.
  • The Proposition fell another 20% in is native Australian, but it was still able to climb a couple of spots to 8th. Over the weekend the film added $175,000 to its running tally of $910,000.
  • Crash opened in semi-limited release in the Netherlands with $111,000 on 24 screens over the weekend and $160,000 including previews.
  • Spain is usually a very kind market to horror films, but Boogeyman was an exception. This weekend it lost nearly two-thirds of its box office, plummeting from 8th to 17th in the process, although it did add $150,000 to its $2.1 million total in the market.
  • The Longest Yard fell from 10th to 19th place with $130,000 during its second weekend in Spain and it now has $630,000 in the market and $31.4 million internationally.
  • Good Night, and Good Luck grew by 15% during the weekend in Italy, adding $100,000 to its $2.8 million total in the market.
  • Little Fish was nearly flat this weekend in Australia, adding $100,000 to its $2.2 million total in its home market.
  • Fantastic Four fell out of the top ten in Italy, the last major market for the film; this weekend it earned $95,000 and now has $10.8 million in the market and $174.4 million internationally.
  • Holidays helped Ice Princess nearly triple during its second weekend in the Netherlands, adding $80,000 on 43 screens to is $175,000 running tally there.
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room was nearly flat during its second weekend in Australia, dropping just 8% to $65,000 for the weekend and $180,000 during its run.
  • The Great Raid opened in fifth place in Hong Kong with $58,000 on 15 screens.
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance fell to seventh place with just $40,000 in Hong Kong. That gives the film $230,000 in that market.
  • The Man opened in Australia, but missed the top twenty with just $39,250 on 40 screens.
  • Danny the Dog just hung onto the final spot in the top ten in New Zealand with $27,000 on 30 screens. It now has $230,000 in the market and $24.7 million internationally.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Wedding Crashers, The Longest Yard, Fantastic Four, The 40 Year-old Virgin, Monster-in-Law, The Dukes of Hazzard, La marche de l'empereur, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Four Brothers, Sin City, Sky High, Cinderella Man, Red Eye, Crash, Boogeyman, Must Love Dogs, The Transporter 2, Pride & Prejudice, The Brothers Grimm, The Constant Gardener, In Her Shoes, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, Stealth, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, Doom, Serenity, Dark Water, Danny the Dog, Ice Princess, Lord of War, Into the Blue, Broken Flowers, Domino, The Great Raid, An Unfinished Life, The Man, The World's Fastest Indian, Goal! The Dream Begins, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, The Merchant of Venice, Caché, Oliver Twist, Nochnoy dozor, Chinjeolhan geumjassi, Little Fish, 2 For the Money