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International Top Five: Alice is Just a Little Shy

March 24th, 2010

Alice in Wonderland remained in first place for the third weekend in a row, adding $47.50 million on 6,827 screens in 49 markets for a total of $299.78 million internationally. I guarantee it reached $300 million internationally early on Monday. In fact, weekend estimates had it topping $300 million on Sunday, before the revised final numbers were released. The film again had no major market openings this weekend, but it remains a powerhouse in many countries. This includes the U.K., where it pulled in $7.26 million on 525 screens over the weekend for a total of $45.65 million after just three weeks of release. The film now has made $565.22 million worldwide after just three weeks of release. With openings in France, Spain, Japan, and Brazil ahead of it, it is on track for $750 million.

It was a milestone weekend for Shutter Island, as it topped $100 million internationally, having previously surpassed $200 million worldwide. This weekend it made $15.81 million on 4,010 screens in 44 markets for a total of $108.60 million internationally and $224.35 million worldwide after a month of release. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $2.24 million on 332 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.54 million. Meanwhile, it was down just 19% in the U.K., adding $2.71 million on 419 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.21 million.

Avatar remained in third place with $12.87 million on 3,432 screens in 68 markets for a total of $1.94 billion internationally and $2.67 billion worldwide. The film is shedding screens and it looks like it will land just short of $2 billion internationally. It would have been nice to get to that big, round number, but failing to do so hardly matters in the big picture.

How To Train Your Dragon opened in fourth place with $8.89 million on 905 screens in 9 markets. The vast majority of this came from Russia, where it took first place with $7.28 million on 818 screens. A huge opening for that market. It's about the same as a $80 million opening here. Granted, fantasy does do well in Russia, but it still bodes well for its debut here this weekend.

The Bounty Hunter debuted in fifth place with $7.69 million on 1,143 screens in 7 markets. In the U.K.. the film took in $3.08 million on 394 screens. It earned almost as much in Russia with $2.94 million on 445 screens. It was not as strong in Australia, with just $1.26 million on 204 screens. However, it reached second place in all three markets.


Filed under: International Box Office, Shutter Island, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Avatar, The Bounty Hunter