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International Details - Terminator's Salvation Yet to Come

June 7th, 2009

The top films on the international scene were published on Wednesday and can be found here.

Terminator Salvation opened worldwide this weekend, but we won't have those numbers till Wednesday. In the meantime, it earned third place with $13.37 million on 1283 screens in 12 markets for a total of $25.52 million. Most of this has come from South Korea, where it slipped to second place with $4.21 million on 713 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.52 million after two. So far the film has been a disappointment domestically, but it can salvage its run with a massive box office next weekend on the international stage. If it does so, profitability will be assured, but that's a big 'if'.

  • Rookies dominated Japan with $12.90 million on 428 screens over the weekend, giving it a per screen average of $30,145. That's impressive, even compared to most blockbusters in that market. If this film shows the kind of legs possible in its native market, then there's no telling how much it will earn in the end.
  • Wolverine remained in fifth place internationally thanks in part to a first place, $3.95 million opening on 1329 screens in Mexico. Overall it made $8.13 million on 5241 screens in 68 markets and now has $170.29 million in total, which is just a hair shy of what it has made domestically. At this point, $350 million worldwide is a sure thing, and that's before it opens in Japan in August.
  • Star Trek became the first film in the franchise to reach $100 million internationally. This might not seem like a lot of money in this day and age, but half the previous films didn't reach the century mark worldwide, so this film is certainly improving on the average. Over the weekend it added $7.89 million on 4359 screens in 51 markets for a total of $101.68 million. This includes an opening in Japan, but its result there was only mixed, as it pulled in $1.57 million on 275 screens over the weekend and $2.04 million in total, which was only enough for fourth place.
  • Mother opened in first place in South Korea and seventh place internationally with $5.32 million on 626 screens over the weekend and $6.49 million in total.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo climbed a spot to eighth with $4.88 million on 1439 screens in 9 markets for a total of $49.43 million. This includes a second place opened in Spain, where it made $2.01 million on 280 screens, while it had to settle for third place in Italy with $1.34 million on 437 screens. It is still in the top five in France with $1.46 million on 545 screens, but that was for the full week. After three weeks of release in that market, it has made $7.56 million.
  • Drag Me To Hell opened in ninth place internationally with $4.57 million on 677 screens in 2 markets. Of that, $3.13 million was earned on 397 screens in the U.K., which was enough for second place in that market, while the film placed third in its debut in France with $1.44 million on 280.
  • Up opened with a nearly identical $4.22 million on 656 screens in 2 markets, but it opened in first place in Russia with $3.88 million on 542 screens. The film's next major market opening comes in Mexico this weekend, while it has important debuts throughout the summer, and right till December when it ends its run in Japan.
  • The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past climbed back onto the charts in 11th place with $3.47 million on 1490 screens in 19 markets for a total of $17.27 million after a month on the international chart. Almost all of the growth came from Germany where it placed third with$1.67 million on 320 screens.
  • Hannah Montana the Movie fell from sixth to twelfth, but still added $2.72 million on 2184 screens in 19 markets for a total of $35.61 million after a month of release. No major market openings hurt, but the film does debut in Germany this weekend, while it has openings in France and Australia later this month.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens returned to the charts earlier than expected thanks to an opening in Poland. Poland is not what you would call a major market, but it does usually provide a box office boost to digitally animated movies, and this was no exception, as Monsters vs. Aliens earned $1.30 million on 153 screens. That was nearly half of the film's $2.71 million weekend haul, which was earned on 1263 screens in 35 markets lifting its total to $166.34 million. The film's final market is Japan, where it opens in July.
  • State of Play also returned to the international chart scoring $2.68 million on 970 screens in 26 markets for a total of $24.26 million. A third place, $1.60 million opening on 242 screens in Australia helped, but the film has barely matched its production budget worldwide, which is not a great result this far into its run.
  • 17 Again opened in Russia but only managed fourth place with $677,000 on 279 screens. Overall it fell to 15th place with $2.62 million on 1902 screens in 33 markets, but with $57.86 million internationally, there's little reason to complain.
  • April Bride earned third in Japan and 16th place internationally with $2.25 million on 310 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.85 million after four.


Filed under: International Box Office, Up, Star Trek, Monsters vs. Aliens, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, Hannah Montana the Movie, 17 Again, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Drag Me To Hell, State of Play