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International Details: Closed for the Holidays

December 31st, 2005

As previously stated, in many markets the box office was closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and as a result some studios didn't tracks the international box office numbers. This has left precious little to report outside of a few big hits. What little there is to report is here.

  • Cheaper By The Dozen 2 opened in a trio of markets this past week scoring a second debut in Australia with $895,000 on 223 screens over the weekend and $1.41 million in total. It had to settle for fourth in Spain but still earned $848,000 on 302 screens. Meanwhile, the film managed second place in Puerto Rico with $160,000.
  • Fun with Dick and Jane opened in Australia on Boxing Day with $700,000 on 250 while it struggled in Japan with $500,000 on 140.
  • The Family Stone opened in third place in Mexico with $496,000 on 253 screens. On the other hand, the film plummeted in all three major markets it opened in last weekend down 54% in Germany to $404,000 on 258 screens, down 61% in the U.K. to $167,000 on 153 and down 81% in South Korea to just $39,000 on 31 screens.
  • Zathura had another disastrous opening when it made just $300,000 on 350 screens in Mexico, which is a country known to be very kind to family films.
  • And that's pretty much all the Hollywood movies being tracked. There were some local hits making waves over the weekend.

  • Typhoon remained in first place in South Korea adding $5.20 million from 500 screens to its $18.39 million running tally.
  • The Italian film, Natale A Miami, grew by 18% during its second weekend of release bringing in $4.24 million on 478 screens for a two-week total of $9.67 million.
  • The Art of Seduction just missed second place when it opened in South Korea with $3.39 million on 243 screens over the weekend and $4.59 million overall.
  • The Turkish film, Organize Isler, opened in first place in its native market with $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is more than three times as much as King Kong made when it opened there last week.
  • Ti Amo In Tutte Le Lingue Del Mondo also so growth in its home market of in Italy rising by 10% to $2.63 million for the weekend and $6.28 million in total.
  • Yamato slipped just 17% in Japan to $2.35 million on 293 screens for a $8.71 million total so far. It also became the faster grossing film for Toei, it distributor.

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    Filed under: International Box Office, Fun With Dick And Jane, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Family Stone, Zathura