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Flightplan has Mile High Weekend

November 16th, 2005

It was a first place finish for Flightplan this weekend with $15.2 million on 3,484 screens in 39 markets for a running tally of $60.2 million on the international scene. The film had several first place finishes including $2.8 million on 303 screens in Spain, $1.6 million on 313 screens in Australia, $570,000 on 85 screens in the Netherlands. It also performed well in France with $2.3 million on 500 screens finishing in third place, South Korea with $2.1 million on 120 screens in South Korea, and in Russia with $750,000 on 160 screens. Holdovers include a $1.3 million, first place finish on 303 screens in its second weekend in Italy and $1.3 million on 660 screens during its fourth weekend in Germany for a total of $12.4 million total in the market.

The Legend of Zorro again saw steep declines in many markets as it fell out of top spot with $10.2 million on 5300 screens in 65 markets for an international box office of $74 million so far. The film opened in first place in South Africa with $190,000 on 80 screens, but that's not really an impressive start there. It's best market this weekend was France where it fell from first to fourth with $2.2 million on 637 screens over the weekend and $12.5 million in total. With Japan, Australia, and New Zealand left to go, the film should have no trouble hitting $100 million, but will have to wait till its initial push into the home market to show a profit.

In Her Shoes made its major push into the international marketplace this weekend earning a total of $6.5 million on 1600 screens while doubling its international haul, which now stands at $12.9 million. Its openings ranged from a first place finish in the U.K. at $2.33 million on 325 screens, to average in Germany with $1.80 million 407 screens, to disappointing in Japan with $631,000 on 227 screens to disastrous in Italy with $467,000 on 186 screens.

A couple of openings in midlevel markets helped Chicken Little climb into the top five with $6.4 million on 1634 screens in 12 markets for a $15 million international box office so far. The film opened in first place in both Brazil and Belgium with $715,000 and $540,000 respectively, but its best market was Mexico where the film dipped just 25% to $2.4 million over the weekend and $6.6 million in total.

Rounding out the top five was Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with $5.5 million for an international total of $115 million so far. The film's best market continues to be the U.K. where it added $1.95 million to its $52.9 running tally there, which is nearly same amount it has earned domestically. The film is also still a player in France where it added $1 million to its $13 million total there.


Filed under: International Box Office, Chicken Little, Flightplan, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Legend of Zorro, In Her Shoes