$100 mil club Reels in nods


Nielsen EDI will recognize 29 films with its International Gold Reel Awards on Thursday night at the closing-night banquet at Cinema Expo International in Amsterdam.

The award goes to those films that have surpassed $100 million in the international marketplace outside of North America. Cumulatively, the movies account for more than $5.5 billion in international boxoffice receipts.

The 2007 honorees, listed by distributor, are Buena Vista International's "Cars," "Deja Vu," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Constantin Film/Summit Entertainment's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"; Paramount Pictures International's "Flushed Away," "Over the Hedge" and "Shrek the Third"; PPI/Paramount Vantage/Summit's "Babel"; 20th Century Fox International's "Borat," "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Eragon" and "Night at the Museum"; Sony Pictures Releasing International's "Casino Royale," "Click," "Ghost Rider," "Open Season," "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "Spider-Man 3"; Universal Pictures International's "The Holiday," "Miami Vice" and "Mr. Bean's Holiday"; and Warner Bros. Pictures International Distribution's "Blood Diamond," "The Departed," "Happy Feet," "Poseidon," "Superman Returns" and "300."

Special Platinum Reel Awards recognizing those films that have surpassed $500 million in the international marketplace will be awarded to "At World's End," "Dead Man's Chest" and "Spider-Man 3."

Said Tim Ganser, vp international client service at Nielsen EDI: "Of the 29 films being honored, 22 of them grossed more internationally than in North America.

This is an emphatic affirmation of the importance of the international marketplace, which now accounts for approximately 60% of the global total."

Nielsen EDI is a division of the Nielsen Co., parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.