Robert Pattinson's romantic drama Remember Me has taken in approximately $10.5 million at the international box office up to March 28, 2010, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. (Australia and Bulgaria, March 21.)
After being greeted by mixed-to-negative reviews, Remember Me has earned a total of $17.7 million in the United States/Canada up to April 1. Its worldwide cume currently stands at about $28.2 million — actually more than that; as stated above, international figures are one week behind.
To date, Remember Me's top international markets have been Russia* with $3.159 million, Brazil with $1.476 million, Italy with $1.043 million, Australia with $916K (March 21), and Germany with $843K. Apparently, Robert Pattinson has a large following in those countries.
Next in line are Greece (423K), Sweden ($405K), Poland ($333K), Mexico ($270K), Portugal ($229K), and New Zealand/Fiji ($216K).
Remember Me, which was executive produced by Pattinson, officially cost $16 million. Summit Entertainment should get about half of the film's worldwide gross (if $28.3 million, that would mean approximately $14 million or so for the studio; the box office split, however, can vary depending on the film and the territories where it has played).
As I've said in previous posts, even after including advertising and distribution costs, Remember Me will most likely end up in the black after worldwide box office rentals and ancillary revenues are added up.
In fact, this latest Robert Pattinson vehicle is already close to covering its production costs at the global box office even though it's just now opening in major markets such as the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Spain.
Remember Me has yet to open in Japan, China, France, South Korea, Denmark, Turkey, and Argentina and many other large and mid-size territories.
Directed by Allen Coulter from a screenplay by Will Fetters, Remember Me stars Robert Pattinson as a young rebel at odds with his father (Pierce Brosnan). Emilie de Ravin plays Pattinson's romantic interest. Also in the cast: Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, and Tate Ellington.
* Actually, the Commonwealth of Independent States, which includes Russia and most of the old Soviet Union republics.
Photo: Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin in Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)