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International Top Five - Impossible Holds While Poseidon Sets Sail

May 17th, 2006

Mission: Impossible 3 was again able to top the international charts this time down 42% to $40.5 million on 7,390 screens in 57 markets. It showed amazing legs in some unusual markets including Germany where it was down 19% to $2.25 million on 881 screens for a total of $5.91 million while in South Korea it was down 24% to $5.54 million on 390 screens for a total of $17.73 million. On the other hand, in France the film tumbled 53% to $2.79 million on 850 screens for a two-week total of $10.4 million. So far the film has amassed $129.2 million internationally with openings in Japan and other smaller markets yet to go. On a side note, the film looks like it will be banned in China even though several parts of the movie were filmed there. Surprisingly the film is not being banned due to TomKat overexposure but because the movie shows the Chinese police and government officials as corrupt and / or incompetent.

Ice Age: The Meltdown remained in second place with $7.6 million on 7282 screens in 45 markets for a total of $421 million internationally and $608 million worldwide. Its best market of the week was Italy where it made $1.09 million on 414 screens for a total of $21.86 million. Meanwhile, its best market overall is Germany where the film has pulled in $58.47 million overall including $993,000 on 931 screens this week.

Limit Of Love: Umizaru remained in first place in Japan with $6.33 million on 315 screens for a two-week total of $21.05 million.

Poseidon started its international run with a few openings in a handful of south Asian markets for a total of $4.4 million on 729 screens in 6 markets. Its best marked was Thailand with $1.25 million on 220 screens and a first place finish while it also topped Singapore with $938,000 on 60 screens. On the other hand, it finished second in India with $793,000 on 175 screens for the best per screen average in the market.

Camping fell by 46% but still lead the French box office with $3.66 million for a total of $21.56 million.


Filed under: International Box Office, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Mission: Impossible III, Poseidon