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JULIA ROBERTS MOVIE RISES SLOWLY TO TOP OVERSEAS

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What with its numerous foreign locales, Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, would seem like a natural for strong overseas ticket sales, but the Hollywood Reporter noted today (Monday) that it has taken nearly two months for the drama to rise to the top of foreign box office. It did so this week, as it collected $17.4 million in 56 countries to bring its overseas total to $64.1 million. In second place was Universal’s Despicable Me, with $16.6 million, bringing its overseas total to $135.5 million. Meanwhile, the trade publication observed, the major Hollywood studios are seeing a record increase of nearly 35 percent in total ticket sales over last year. (The article fails to mention, however, that during the same period, the dollar rose markedly against most foreign currencies, including a 28-percent surge against the euro, only to begin retreating this month.)