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Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

December 4th, 2005

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets.

  • The South Korean film, When Romance Meets Destiny, opened in first place in its native market with $3.14 million on 254 screens over the weekend and $4.35 million in total.
  • The Brothers Grimm was just behind on the overall charts with $3.12 million on 1,052 screens in 16 markets for a $61.35 million international total and just a rounding error away from $100 million worldwide. This was an expensive film to make, but it appears that it should recover its expenses on the home market, which didn't appear to be possible shortly before its release. The film opened in Australia with $846,000 on just 130 screens, which was enough to capture top spot. It also held up very well in South Korea, having the best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten there falling just 31% to $1.19 million on 182 screens for a $3.68 million running total. Other holdovers include $431,000 on 251 screens in Japan and $306,000 on 156 screens in Italy.
  • Just Like Heaven opened in its first major market, scoring a second place finish in France with $$1.78 million on 445 screens. This isn't a surprising start since the movie is based on a French book. The film finished first in Russia with $586,000 on 150 screens over the weekend and $657,000 total, but while it placed higher on the charts, it was a weaker start. It also opened in Turkey with $216,000 on 82 screens and in Hong Kong with $153,000 on 16 screens. Overall, the film managed to bring in $2.88 million on 744 screens in 8 markets for an early international total of $3.43 million.
  • The Constant Gardener added another $2.22 million on 788 screens in 15 markets for an international total of $17.03 million. The film was hurt by no major or even midlevel openings, but was helped by strong holdovers. For instance, the film was down just 7% in Australia with $438,000 on 138 screens while in New Zealand it grew by 6% to $74,000 on 23 screens.
  • Joyeux Noel, (Merry Christmas) fell to third place in its native France with $1.56 million on 524 screens for a three week total of $8.81 million. It also opened in Germany, but could only score $261,000 on 131 screens for a seventh place finish and in Greece with $96,000 for a fifth place finish. Overall the film made $1.92 million on 665 screens in 3 markets for a total of $9.26 million so far.
  • Mellisa P also earned $1.86 million, but it did it on just 318 screens in two markets and now has an international total of $4.93 million. Most of that came from its native market of Italy where it slipped to second with $1.66 million on 297 screens for a total of $4.69 million there.
  • The Legend of Zorro tumbled down the charts this weekend earning just $1.84 million on 2,367 screens in 57 markets for a total of $83.78 million. Its best market was France where the film hung onto a spot in the top ten with $565,000 on 363 screens for a total of $15.48 in the market.
  • The South Korean film, Wedding Campaign, opened second place in its native market with $1.74 million on 288 screens over the weekend and $2.54 million in total.
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit added another $1.65 million on 2,127 screens in 30 markets to its international total of $122.19 million. It fell to ninth place in the U.K. with $484,000 for the weekend and $59.83 million in total and has now earned more in that one market then it did domestically.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire helped kill The Corpse Bride as it fell from 8th to 16th this weekend with $1.58 million on 1,355 screens in 30 markets for a total of $61.05 million, which is more than enough to show a profit. Its best market was Australia where it dropped 29% during its second weekend or release adding $489,000 on 163 screens to its total of $1.58 million there.
  • This weekend The 40-Year Old Virgin added $1.56 million on 997 screens in 31 markets to its total of $56.67 million. The film is coasting on holdovers and no one market is adding a particularly large percentage of its total, but its legs are amazing.
  • Always - Sunset On Third Street was finally knocked out of top spot in its native Japan by a little film called Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It still earned $1.42 million on 269 screens for a four-week total of $13.37 million.
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents opened in its native U.K. with a fourth place, 1.37 million on 355 screens. It also opened in Denmark but only managed $37,000 on 39 screens.
  • Saw II fell several spots on the international charts this weekend with just $1.41 million on 605 screens in 7 markets for an early international total of $22.61 million. More than half of that came from Australia where it fell 42% to $750,000 on 174 screens.
  • Match Point is still coasting on holdovers, but it is holding up well with $1.39 million on 452 screens in $14.65 million. It just snagged the final spot in the top ten in France with $564,000 on 267 screens for a running tally of $9.28 million there.
  • The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada opened in France scoring a fourth place finish with $1.32 million on 252 screens. Add in the $47,000 on 12 screens in Switzerland and the film made $1.37 million on 264 screens over the weekend.
  • Elizabethtown was in free fall this week falling from 9th to 22nd with $1.31 million on 1,414 screens in 30 markets for an international total of just $21.52 million so far. In Russia is plummeted 57% to $107,000 on 100 screens, which was typical of its international run this week. It did open in Denmark but missed the top ten with just $14,000 on 7 screens.
  • March of the Penguins fell down the charts with $1.28 million on 704 screens in 5 markets for a total of $33.94 million so far. The film had a strong opening in Finland earning third place with $37,000 on 22 screens and was also in third place during its second weekend in Italy with $946,000 on 305 screens over the weekend and $2.62 million overall.
  • A History of Violence opened in Russia with a eighth place, $138,000 on 102 screens, which allowed the film to remain nearly flat at the international box office with $1.24 million on 1,048 screens in 24 markets for a total of $19.86 million.
  • Domino popped back onto the radar screens on the international charts thanks mostly to its seventh place finish in France with $722,000 on 286 screens, which is not a strong start by any definition. The film did little better in Belgium with $100,000 on 30 screens and was even worse in the Netherlands with $71,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $106,000 including previews while it bombed in Sweden with just $31,000 on 23 screens, missing the top ten entirely. On the other hand, the film did rather well in Russia with $307,000 on 138 screens over the weekend and $361,000 in total. Add it all up and the film made $1.21 million on 535 screens in 10 markets for an international total of just $6.14 million so far.
  • The French film, Les Chevaliers Du Ciel (a.k.a. Sky Fighters) continues to plummet down the charts, falling to just $1.19 million on 554 screens in 3 markets for a total of $8.21 million. The vast, vast majority of that came from France where it made $1.13 million on 533 screens for a running total of $7.85 million.
  • Lord of War dropped below $1 million this week, adding $960,000 on 391 screens in 13 markets for a total of $13.53 million so far. The film plummeted 68% to just $117,000 in South Korea, which sums up its run pretty well.
  • The Transporter 2 finally opened in the U.K., but could only manage fifth place with $785,000 on 221 screens, but it missed the top ten in Italy with just 113,000 on 75 screens. Adding in a handful of smaller market and the film made $942,000 on 429 screens in 7 markets for a total of $34.81 million.
  • Doom opened in Norway, earning a fourth place finish with $48,000 on 12 screens. However, that's not nearly enough to compensate for the rest of the film's international run. This week it was only able to earn $937,000 on 999 screens in 33 markets for a total of $19.11 million.
  • Le Petit Lieutenant fell from third to six in France with $890,000 on 250 screens over the weekend and a two-week total of $2.63 million.
  • Prime dipped by just 16% in Australia adding $447,000 on 178 screens to its $1.20 million total there. It fell a little faster in Russia down 29% to $398,000 on 147 screens for a total of $1.22 million. Those two markets are the vast majority of the film's $2.6 million international total so far.
  • The South Korean film, A Moment to Remember, continues to be a player in Japan adding $841,000 on 295 screens to its running tally of $21.59 million.
  • Mr. Socrates dropped a spot to fourth in South Korea adding $819,000 on 184 screens for a $6.38 million.
  • Cry Wolf made its international debut with a fourth place finish in Italy. It earned $697,000 on 184 screens, which is much better than it did here when you compare the relative sizes of the two markets.
  • Nanny McPhee has had an amazing run in the U.K. earning another $693,000 on 416 boosting its total to $30.07 million, which is close to its $34 million production budget.
  • Shadowless Sword fell to fifth in its native South Korea with $640,000 on 230 screens, which is 55% lower than it opening.
  • The Italian film, La Seconda Notte Di Nozze fell from third to fifth with $586,000 on 203 screens over the weekend and $3.04 million in total.
  • Serenity had openings in several markets, including two major ones, but it failed to perform up to expectations brining $550,000 on 376 screens in 6 markets for an international total of just $12 million so far. Its best market in was Germany where the film finished in 5th place with $404,000 on 222 screens, and it also made the top ten in Denmark with $32,000 on 8 screens. On the other hand, it bombed in Italy with just $70,000 on 97 screens and was only marginally better in Sweden with $16,000 on 5 screens.
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang opened in Sweden but bombed with just $20,000 on 12 screens. However, it is still doing well in Australia with $242,000 on 65 and in the U.K. with $203,000 on 96 screens. Internationally the film has $8.6 million, $2.5 million of that coming from the U.K.
  • An Unfinished Life opened in eighth place in Germany with $251,000 on 130 screens while it lost half its opening in Italy dropping to tenth place with $193,000 on 126 screens fort a total of $716,000 so far.
  • A Sound Of Thunder had a couple of top ten debuts this weekend include a second place finish in Russia with $414,000 on 125 screens over the weekend and $465,000 in total. Meanwhile in the Czech Republic it earned $24,000 on 15 screens, which is still an impressive start considering its domestic run.
  • Local film, Peddersen & Findus Nissemaskinen, opened second place in Denmark with $169,000 on 51 screens over the weekend and $199,000 overall. It also opened in Sweden, the second country it was co-produced by, also earning a second place finish with $253,000 on 81 screens.
  • Zathura started its international run with two mediocre results in two midlevel markets. Its best start came in Singapore where the film made $216,000 on 30 screens while Malaysia wasn't far behind with $199,000 on 36 screens.
  • Pride and Prejudice fell just 21% in Australia, earning $164,000 on 153 screens and it also still in the top ten in Germany at $187,000 on 284 screens and in New Zealand with $27,000 on 31 screens.
  • Wolf Creek remains a force in Australia earning $314,000 on 151 screens pushing its total there to $3.44 million.
  • SPL remained in top spot in Hong Kong with $291,000 on 34 screens, which is impressive as films tend to suffer steep drop-off there.
  • The Beast And The Beauty is still hanging around in the top ten in South Korea with $289,000 on 98 screens for a five-week total of $8.67 million.
  • Crash remained in ninth place in Italy with $253,000 on 96 screens for a running tally of $1.38 million in the market and $26 million internationally.
  • Four Brothers fell out of the top ten in Germany with just $114,000 on 120 screens for a three-week total of $1.17 million. I was expecting more for the film there. On the other hand, it lived up to expectations in New Zealand, opening in third place with $137,000 on 43 screens.
  • The Cave opened in Australia but could only manage a ninth place finish with $210,000 on 89 screens.
  • It took Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to remove The World's Fastest Indian from first place in New Zealand and even so it still performed very well down just 13% to $189,000 over the weekend and an incredible $2.91 million overall.
  • The Libertine fell out of the top ten in the U.K. down 66% to just $178,000 on 164 screens for a two-week total of $1.01 million.
  • 2 For the Money opened in Greece with $167,000, which was good enough for third place.
  • The Interpreter fell out of the top ten in Italy but still added $148,000 on 49 screens to its $6.43 million total in the market.
  • Goal! opened in Russia with just $120,000 on 51 screens landing in ninth place in the process. The film has really struggled internationally, which doesn't bode well for its run here or for its planned sequel.
  • Madagascar is still doing well in Greece, earning $108,000 over the weekend and $1.71 million so far. Overall the film now has $332 million internationally, which is the third best of the year.
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind remained in ninth place in South Korea for the third weekend in a row. This time it made $107,000 on 18 screens for a total of $917,000 in the market.
  • Proof fell to eighth place in Hong Kong with $68,000 on 11 screens over the week and $188,000 in total. It also opened in Sweden but earned just $16,000 on 6 screens.
  • Into the Blue opened in Turkey but barely managed a tenth place finish with $50,000 on 20 screens. It did place higher during its debut in Finland, earning a fifth place finish with $29,000 on 15 screens. The film has made just shy of $20 million internationally, but that is still a disappointing figure.
  • Broken Flowers opened in Holland with $70,000 on 18 screens for the second best per screen average in the top twenty there.
  • Everything Is Illuminated opened in the U.K. and Australia with $42,000 on 14 screens and $21,000 on 10 screens respectively.
  • The Merchant of Venice opened in third place in Argentina with $53,000 on 12 screens, which is better than average for the film's $15 million international run.
  • Mad Hot Ballroom opened in the U.K. earning $49,000 on 29 screens, which is way below its performance here.
  • Thumbsucker opened in Australia but only managed an 18th place finish with $38,000 on 8 screens.
  • The Beat My Heart Skipped grabbed the final spot in the top ten in Greece with $31,000.
  • The Weather Man opened in semi-limited release in Belgium with $25,000 on 8 screens over the weekend, $55,000 including previews.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Madagascar, The 40 Year-old Virgin, Saw II, La marche de l'empereur, Four Brothers, The Interpreter, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Crash, The Corpse Bride, Just Like Heaven, Nanny McPhee, The Legend of Zorro, The Transporter 2, Pride & Prejudice, The Brothers Grimm, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Constant Gardener, In Her Shoes, A History of Violence, Doom, Zathura, Elizabethtown, Serenity, Lord of War, Match Point, Prime, Into the Blue, Wolf Creek, The Cave, Broken Flowers, The Weather Man, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Domino, Cry Wolf, An Unfinished Life, Mad Hot Ballroom, Proof, The World's Fastest Indian, Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada, The Libertine, Goal! The Dream Begins, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, The Merchant of Venice, A Sound of Thunder, Everything is Illuminated, Thumbsucker, De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté, 2 For the Money