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International Top Five: Munich Marches to the Top

February 1st, 2006

Munich had the widest international opening in a long time and that helped it reach the top of the charts with $15.34 million on 2911 screens in 30 markets. Its biggest market was France at $2.5 million on 437 screens and it did similar business in the U.K. with $2.15 million on 383 screens. Other million dollar markets include Germany at $1.69 million on 394 screens, Spain at $1.67 million on 218, Italy at $1.63 million on 296, and Australia at $1.34 million on 211. While those numbers are acceptable, the film wasn't able to top any of the markets. On the other hand, it finished first is Israel with $151,000 on 30 screens.

Fun with Dick and Jane climbed into second place with $9.20 million on 2558 screens in 39 markets for an international total of $41.66 million so far. The film opened in first place in Italy with $2.13 million on 314 screens and Sweden with $504,000 on 67. Its biggest market of the weekend was the U.K. where it maintained its pole position with $2.45 million on 419 screens for a two-week total of $7.04 million.

Narnia was finally knocked out of top spot but it still managed to add $9.04 million on 4904 screens in 49 markets to is international total of $356.02 million. That international total makes it Disney's biggest Live Action film of all time topping Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl while its worldwide box office of $634 million is second on that chart to Pirates. So it seems all Disney needs to do to have massive success with a Live Action film is have a ridiculously long name. The film did have one opening this weekend topping the Hong Kong charts with $1 million on just 54 screens.

Thanks to new openings in Germany, South Korea and other markets, Chicken Little jumped into fourth place with $7.96 million on 2668 screens in 34 markets for a running tally of $126.69 million. In Germany the film easy won the box office race with $2.73 million on 778 screens while in South Korea it had to settle for sixth with $756,000 on 176 screens.

Memoirs Of A Geisha slipped to fifth place with $7.92 million on 1746 screens in 23 markets for a $49.58 million total. Its best market was Spain where it remained in top spot with $2.27 million on 222 screens for a two-week total of $5.79 million. It didn't hold up nearly as well in Australia where it fell from first to third with $1.28 million on 200 screens for a $4.34 million total.


Filed under: International Box Office, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Chicken Little, Fun With Dick And Jane, Memoirs of a Geisha, Munich