International Details - Island Scores Solid Sixth in Debut (Blog)

Category: Nim's Island News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: April 20, 2008 | Publication: The Numbers | Author: C. S. Strowbridge
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Nim's Island made its first push onto the international chart landing in sixth place with $4.53 million on 970 screens in 7 markets for a very early total of $5.64 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with $1.71 million on 304 screens while it expanded into fourth place in Australia with $780,000 on 196 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.69 million after two. The film also made its debut in France with $1.65 million on 399 screens, which was only enough for fifth place. Nim's Island is using a graduated release schedule and doesn't have a major opening for the rest of the month. On the other hand, it has major openings practically every month right through till the end of summer.


The Spiderwick Chronicles fell out of the top five adding $4.26 million on 2937 screens in 49 markets for a total of $66.24 million. It was hurt by no major openings this week, but that won't be a problem next time around with the opening in France while it debuts in Japan at the end of the month.
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon fell from third to eighth but still added $3.93 million on 1096 screens in 6 markets for a total of $16.28 million. At this pace, it will match its $20 million production budget next week and should show a healthy profit, especially if it can expand outside of its native markets.
Shutter landed on the international top 30 for the first time during its run earning ninth place with $3.20 million on 1133 screens in 17 markets for a total of $6.87 million so far. It opened in third place in Spain with $1.40 million on 400 screens, but that is weak for the genre for the market. It did place second in Mexico with $755,000 on 372 screens, but that was thanks mostly to weak competition (there have only been three big releases in the past three weeks there).
The Game Plan bombed in France missing the top ten with just $449,000 on 219 screens. However, it climbed into the top ten overall with $3.19 million on 1424 screens in 13 markets for a total of $47.50 million.
10,000 B.C. fell faster than expected down 50% to 11th place, however, it still topped $250 million worldwide. Internationally it made $2.92 million on 2804 screens in 59 markets for a total of $160.41 million, and has yet to open in Japan.
Jumper also tumbled down to $2.85 million on 1794 screens in 16 markets for a total of $134.94 million. The film is coasting on holdovers at the moment, but with a total of more than $200 million worldwide, the studio should be happy regardless of how fast it disappears from now on.
Vantage Point's international numbers have surpassed its domestic total, but it lacks major markets to go much further. Over the weekend it earned $2.67 million on 1666 screens in 53 markets for a total of $72.71 million.
Krazzy 4 opened in 14th place with $2.58 million on 742 screens in 16 markets, which is a little disappointing compared to the average Indian release recently.
The Kite Runner fell to 15th place with $2.45 million on 860 screens in 26 markets for a total of $51.38 million. Most of that came from the film's third weekend in Italy where it added $1.68 million on 370 screens for a total of $9.60 million.
Leatherheads opened in 16th place with $2.31 million on 553 screens in 4 markets over the weekend for a total of $2.51 million. This includes a weaker than expected opening in the U.K. ($936 million on 335 screens) and a stronger than expected opening in Italy ($1.23 million on 218 screens).
Untraceable earned $2.29 million on 1090 screens in 16 markets for a total of $14.49 million so far. It opened in Japan last weekend bombing with just $341,000 on 137 screens, which was only enough for 10th place.
Taken returned to the charts in 18th place with $2.23 million on 346 screens in 2 markets for a total of $11.79 million. Most of its weekend haul came from South Korea where it earned first place and $2.02 million on 326 screens over the weekend and $2.88 million in total. On the other hand, more than $9 million of its total came from its native market of France.
Juno is coasting on holdovers at the moment earning $2.23 million on 1087 screens in 19 markets for a total of $79.32 million. This includes Italy where is was down just 23% to $673,000 on 236 screens for a two-week total of $1.91 million.
The Eye returned tot the charts in 20th place with $2.19 million on 789 screens in 26 markets for a total of $15.47 million so far. Its big opening of the weekend came in France where it earned $1.06 million on 180 screens; this was only enough for seventh place in the market, but that wasn't as bad as it could have been.
U, Me Aur Hum opened in 21st place with $2.18 million on 641 screens in 15 markets, which is disappointing for an Indian film.
Fool's Gold opened in a number of smaller markets and that helped it slide just 8% this weekend to $2.15 million on 838 screens in 24 markets for a running tally of $15.68 million. It has a string of major openings in the next few weeks, but it might be too late to salvage its run.
27 Dresses fell more than 10 spots to 23rd with $2.09 million on 822 screens in 14 markets for a total of $69.16 million. Next up for the film is China and France next weekend, while it doesn't open in Japan till the end of next month.
The Other Boleyn Girl added $2.00 million on 802 screens in 19 markets for a total of $31.41 million. Its run isn't over, but its hard to imagine it will turn its fortunes around now.
Jalsa held on very well for an Indian film down just 13% during its sophomore stint. Over the weekend it made $1.90 million on 633 screens in 11 markets for a total of $7.19 million, which is still below average.
Les Randonneurs A Saint-Tropez debuted in 4th place in France with $1.71 million on 520 screens while it placed 26th overall with $1.82 million on 545 screens in 2 markets during its opening weekend.
Masked Rider: Den-o & Kiva opened with $1.77 million on 136 screens, which was enough for first place in Japan and 27th place overall.
Definitely, Maybe returned to the charts in 28th place thanks to a fifth place opening in South Korea. There the film made $325,000 on 178 screens over the weekend and $648,000 in total, while overall it made $1.72 million on 709 screens in 23 markets for a total of $15.68 million.
Superhero Movie climbed into the charts for the first time scoring 29th place with $1.71 million on 450 screens in 8 markets for a still very early international total of $5.21 million. The film debuted in second place in Australia with $918,000 on 188 screens over the weekend, which works out to a $10 million opening once you take into account the relative size of the two markets.
The final film to chart was The Bucket List with $1.63 million on 756 screens in 32 markets for a total of $63.11 million. It earned sixth place in South Korea with $300,000 on 79 screens over the weekend and $484,000 in total, while it has yet to open in Japan and does so in May.

- C.S.Strowbridge

Date posted: 2008-04-20