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International Details - Not Much News to Report Other Than Spider-Man

May 13th, 2007

With Spider-Man 3 dominating the global market last weekend, there was very little else happening on the international charts that was newsworthy. With little in the way of new releases, or even expansion for holdovers, it was impossible just to fill out a top 30 chart. And with several films expected to attempt a worldwide opening over the next couple months, it will likely be that way till mid-August.

  • Wild Hogs was able to place second with $4.70 million on 2645 screens in 33 markets for a total of $64.92 million. However, there were no new openings for the film and its best market was Germany where it added $1.44 million on 583 screens for a three week total of $7.54 million.
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday is just coasting on holdovers has it added $4.60 million on 3444 screens in 46 markets for an international total of $166.33 million. It seems very unlikely that the film will top the $206 million in original earned, in fact, it might not make that much worldwide after it opens here in late August.
  • Golden Week propelled Gegege No Kitaro into fourth place on the international charts with $3.50 million on 339 screens, all of which was earned during its second place performance in Japan.
  • Another Japanese film, Detective Conan Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure, rose to fifth place with $3.15 million on 328 screens.
  • Next fell to sixth place with $2.94 million on 1445 screens in 12 markets for a very early total of $10.58 million. The film's best market was France where it added $1.29 million on 386 screens to its total of $3.50 million, but that was for the full week.
  • Shooter saw its weekend haul sliced in half to $2.71 million on 1815 screens in 49 markets for a total of $34.69 million. The film only has a few more openings left, and it seems like $100 million worldwide is out of reach.
  • Bridge to Terabithia pulled off a daring second place debut in the U.K. earning $2.08 million on 409 screens while going head-to-head with Spider-Man 3. Overall the film added $2.50 million on 988 screen in 13 markets for a total of $32.44 million.
  • Perfect Stranger is also struggle internationally earning just $2.40 million on 2056 screens in 50 markets for a running tally of $34.79 million. This is more than the film earned domestically, but that is hardly reason to celebrate.
  • Crayon Sinchan was the third Japanese film in the top ten as it added $2.27 million on 305 screens to its three-week total of $10.98 million.
  • Babel climbed into 11th place with $1.83 million on 406 screens in 6 markets for a total of $94.47 million. Of that, $1.81 million was earned on 340 screens in Japan giving the film $8.71 million in that market.
  • 300 took a tumble falling from 6th to 12th with $1.82 million on 2084 screens in 45 markets for a total of $228.68 million internationally. While the film did lose more than half of its weekend box office, it also is shedding screens, and markets to a lesser extent, so this is to be expected.
  • The Reaping earned $1.80 million on 1547 screens in 37 markets for a total of $31.26 million. The film is performing much better on the international scene, but not by enough to make a huge difference to its financial picture.
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum remained in 14th place with $1.59 million on 478 screens in 17 markets for a total of $7.13 million.
  • The Lives of Others reached $50 million this weekend after earning $1.48 million on 652 screens in 15 markets and not has $50.45 million. This is a very strong showing for a German film and is at least partially the result of the film's Oscar win.
  • The Number 23 fell to 16th place with $1.47 million on 779 screens in 14 markets for a total of $35.22 million.
  • Epic Movie had the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten in Italy down 41% to $892,000 on 245 screens over the weekend and $3.28 million in total. Overall the film fell 47% to $1.22 million on 573 screens in 9 markets for a total of $43.58 million.
  • A Day with My Son opened in second place in South Korea with $1.17 million on 298 screens over the weekend and $1.72 million in total.
  • Another South Korean film, A Murder in Kuk Rak Island, was just behind with $1.16 million on 255 screens over the weekend and $13.42 million in total.
  • Music and Lyrics is just wrapping up its run and while it won't reach $100 million internationally it will come close with $93.68 million so far. That includes $1.06 million on 975 screens in 21 markets over the weekend.
  • Because I Said So went head-to-head with Spider-Man 3 in Australia, which was a bit of good luck as that was one of the few markets the film didn't outperform the previous two films in the franchise. However, it still struggled there with $687,000 on 165 screens. Overall the film added $1.01 million on 330 screens in 7 markets for a total of $11.96 million.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the final film on the international charts to crack $1 million earning $1.00 million on 1652 screens in 28 markets for a total of $32.79 million. Interestingly, the film grew by 10% during its second weekend in South Korea adding $484,000 on 212 screens to its total of $1.06 million.


Filed under: International Box Office, Wild Hogs, Bridge to Terabithia, TMNT, Music and Lyrics, Shooter, Because I Said So, Epic Movie, The Number 23, Babel, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, The Reaping, Perfect Stranger, Next, Das Leben der Anderen, Ta Ra Rum Pum, 300