International Top Five - Apocalypto Remains Best of the Rest
February 4th, 2007
For the second weekend in a row Apocalypto earned sixth place on the international charts, this time pulling in 7.03 million on 2308 screens for a total of $47.42 million. Its best market of the weekend was Mexico where it had an easy first place finish with $2.43 million on 502 screens over the weekend and $2.66 million including previews. It was also strong during its second weekend in Spain as it was down 40% to $1.17 million on 284 screens for a total of $3.64 million.
- Manuale D'Amore 2: Capitoli Successivi remained in first place in Italy with $5.35 million on 588 screens for a two-week total of $16.78 million.
- Babel was flat this weekend adding another $5.06 million on 1172 screens in 12 markets for a total of $53.71 million. What more impressive was it did it without and major opening and relied instead on holdovers like Spain where it climbed into second place with $1.19 million on 213 screens for a total of $9.37 million after a month of release.
- Deja Vu fell to ninth place with $4.70 million on 2051 screens in 36 markets for a total of $97.00 million. By the end of the weekend the film will have crossed $100 million internationally, making it the first Denzel Washington film to do that since Philadelphia.
- Dororo opened in first place in its native Japan with $3.72 million on 295 screens, which was enough for 10th place internationally.
- Casino Royale fell out of the top ten with $3.45 million on 2015 screens in 48 markets for a total of $405.62 million internationally. The film because the 23rd one to reach $400 million internationally, which is did during the midweek, and now it has basically two milestone left to reach: Top twenty internationally and $600 million worldwide. Neither is a lock, but both are within reach with a little help.
- Happy Feet remained firm in 12th place with $3.44 million on 1275 screens for a total of $163.1 million. The only opening of note this week was in Turkey where it placed second with $488,000 on 132 screens.
- Miss Potter returned to the charts with a vengeance earning more than double last week's take with $3.10 million on 865 screens for a total of $13.15 million. The film was propelled by its fourth place, $1.12 million opening on 240 screens in Australia while it took in $980,000 on 176 screens over the weekend in South Korea and $1.17 million in total.
- Arthur And The Invisibles opened in Germany with a weak $1.07 million on 494 screens for third place. Overall it did climb 5 places to 14th with $3.08 million on 1588 screens for a total of $62.76 million. On the one hand, this is a good figure for a non-Hollywood film. On the other hand, it is not enough to pay for its $85 million production budget.
- Pars Vite Et Reviens Tard, a.k.a. Have Mercy On Us All, opened in second place in its native France with $2.89 million on 524 screens.
- The Departed added another $2.85 million on 1259 screens in 33 markets for a total of $141.02 million internationally. It didn't have a very strong hold in Japan falling from first to fourth with $1.51 million on 361 screens for a two-week total of $5.85 million. Even with this drop-off, the film should still reach $150 million internationally, but it might drop-off the charts before then.
- The Perfect Couple opened in its native South Korea in second place with $2.72 million on 284 screens over the weekend and $3.28 million in total.
- Epic Movie started its international run in 18th place with $2.53 million on 272 screens, nearly all of that coming from the film's first place, $2.17 million opening on 207 screens in Australia while the film had to settle for second place in New Zealand with $241,000 on 40.
- Curse Of The Golden Flower returned to the charts in 19th place thanks to its first place, $2.41 million opening on 240 screens in South Korea. That was practically all of the film's weekend haul of $2.47 million on 308 screens while its international total rose to $45.32 million.
- The Holiday plummeted from 10th to 20th this weekend with $2.43 million on 1893 screens in 44 markets for a total of $114.03 million. While the film lost a lot of its momentum this weekend, its total is already more than expected and probably puts the film in the black.
- Marie Antoinette fell to 21st place with $2.18 million on 566 screens, including $1.65 million on 274 screens in Japan. After two weeks the film has $6.78 million in that one market and $29.68 million in total.
- Bobby made its first appearance on the charts in 22nd place with $2.06 million on 698 screens for a total of $3.87 million. The film opened in 10th place in semi-limited release in France, with an estimated $500,000 on 147 screen, while missed the top ten in the U.K. with $555,000 on 180.
- Dreamgirls also made it to the international charts for the first time placing 23rd with $1.96 million on 623 screens in 5 markets for an early total of $3.64 million. It's best openings was in Spain where it placed fifth with $633,000 on 183 screens while it was poor in Mexico with just $217,000 on 112. However, it was arguably the most disappointing in Italy; its $359,000 on 172 screens was low, especially for a film that earned eight Oscar nods as these films tend to excel in the market.
- Mapado 2 fell to third place in South Korea with $1.96 million on 337 screens for a total of $8.32 million.
- Smokin' Aces returned to the charts with $1.93 million on 574 screens in two markets. In Russia the film debuted in first place with $1.39 million on 326 screens while it fell out of the top ten in the U.K. with $551,000 on 251 screens for a three-week total of $5.32 million.
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer dipped just 11% on the charts this weekend to $1.89 million on 723 screens for a total of $110.29 million internationally. Because the film did so poorly here, it will likely have to wait till it comes out on DVD in the various markets before it shows a profit, but it will get there.
- The Prestige nearly fell off the charts this week down 44% to $1.85 million on 1896 screens in 39 markets for a total of $48.79 million, but it did hit $100 million worldwide in the process. The film still has a few more markets left to open in and should top its domestic total soon.
- Step Up was one of several films to return to the charts this week as it climbed to 28th place with $1.81 million on 289 screens, $1.57 million on which came from 236 screens in Italy, which is one of its last major markets.
- Flushed Away nearly fell out of the charts this weekend with $1.78 million on 2174 screens in 57 markets for a total of $107.28 million internationally. This is not a terrible total by any stretch of the imagination, but the film simply did not live up to expectations at the box office.
- Eragon had the worst week-to-week drop-off on the charts this week, again, this time falling from 9th place to 30th. In addition it lost 63% of its box office plummeting to $1.73 million on 1850 screens in 35 markets for a total of $165.45 million. While the film struggled domestically, its international total might be enough to convince the studio to go on with the series, but if they did, it would be with a reduced production budget.
- Venus opened in the U.K. with $622,000 on 195 screens, which is quite a bit weaker than I was expecting.
Filed under: International Box Office
, Happy Feet
, Casino Royale
, The Departed
, Step Up
, Flushed Away
, Déjà Vu
, The Holiday
, The Prestige
, Epic Movie
, Smokin' Aces
, Marie Antoinette
, Arthur et les Minimoys
, Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
, Miss Potter
, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer