Johnny English Continues to Lead International Markets
April 23rd, 2003
Johnny English’s second week on the international market was just as impressive as its first week. The Rowan Atkinson comedy earned another $18.5 million in nearly 3500 theatres in 38 markets to push its total to $50 million dollars. Second week highlights included a tiny 26% drop in UK and similar strong second weeks in Spain and Austria, record openings in both Singapore and Malaysia as well as excellent showings in other Asian markets. And next week it will be released in 12 more markets. Johnny English opens domestically on July 18th.
But despite the success of Johnny English, the international market is still as weak as … well as weak as the domestic market. All this is putting great pressure on X-Men 2, which opens in two weeks in the biggest movie rollout ever. X-Men 2 will open in 93 countries within 3 days, and if that doesn’t revitalize the Box Office, we could be in for a long dry summer.
Submitted by: C.S.Strowbridge
Source: Screen DailyFiled under: X2, Johnny English