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International Box Office: Twilight is a Ray of Sunshine at the Box Office

November 23rd, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 wasn't the only film playing internationally, but it might as well have been with how much it dominated the box office. It opened with $152.9 million on 9,950 screens in 54 markets for a global opening of $291.0 million. This was the best opening for the franchise so far, although Part 2 will likely top it. Its biggest opening came from the U.K. where it managed $21.84 million on 543 screens, while it also topped the chart in Russia with $15.85 million on 1,268. It earned nearly identical results in Italy ($12.10 million on 719) and in Australia ($12.01 million on 618). Other first place results include Spain ($11.73 million on 957); Brazil ($10.29 million on 1,008); and Mexico ($10.12 million on 2,176). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in France, but still managed a very strong $14.85 million on 759 screens. The film opens in Germany this weekend, while it doesn't finish its run till February when it debuts in Japan.

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn rose to second place with $23.46 million on 1,814 screens in 54 markets and now has a total of $189.48 million internationally. It opened in China with $7.4 million on 7,030 screens, but no further details were given. At this pace, it should have $200 million internationally by this time next week. And by the time it opens domestically, it may have made enough to pay for its production budget.

Immortals fell from first to third with an early figure of $17.5 million over the weekend, for a total of $65.8 million after two. Due to the holidays, no further details were given, but when the final numbers are in, it may rise to second place.

Intouchables remained in fourth place with $16.78 million on 678 screens over the weekend, for a total of $62.48 million after two. The film held off The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 in its native France earning top spot with $16.22 million on 665 screens over the weekend, for a total of $59.68 million after two.

Love Is Not Blind was the final film to earn more than $10 million over the weekend with $15.54 million. So far the film has pulled in $45.19 million in its native China, which should be enough to get some business elsewhere.


Filed under: International Box Office, The Adventures of Tintin, Immortals, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, Les Intouchables