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OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE CHEERS HOLLYWOOD

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While the domestic box office failed to cure itself of the blahs last weekend, the foreign box office remained relatively robust, with Resident Evil: Retribution remaining on top for a second week with $30.5 million. Its foreign total now stands at $103.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, The Expendables showed no signs of becoming […]

AVENGERS SINKS BATTLESHIP OVERSEAS

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal may have been wise to move up the overseas debut of its tentpole release Battleship to April so that it wouldn’t have to compete with the London Olympics and Euro 2012, the European soccer championship, but it might not have sufficiently taken into account competition from another studio’s tentpole — also moved ahead of […]

WRATH OF THE TITANS BEATS HUNGER GAMES OVERSEAS

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It did not have the same titanic opening overseas that Clash of the Titans did, but Wrath of the Titans galloped to an impressive victory over its opposition — including The Hunger Games — nonetheless, collecting $78 million in 60 countries. That was more than twice what it earned domestically and augurs well for the […]

ABROAD, SMURFS STAY ON TOP FOR SEVENTH WEEK

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, it was another winning week for The Smurfs — the live/animated movie’s seventh straight foreign victory. Its foreign tally now stands at $364.4 million versus $138.4 million for its domestic run. Together, the worldwide sum has passed a half-billion dollars ($502.8 million). Meanwhile, the latest Rowan Atkinson comedy, Johnny English Reborn is continuing to […]

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 […]

“TOY STORY 3″ SETS RECORD IN U.K.

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Delayed openings of Toy Story 3 in several European countries because of the World Cup pushed the Disney/Pixar film back to No. 1 at the overseas box office. According to trade accounts, the movie drew $52 million in ticket sales from 43 countries, putting its overseas gross at $351 million and its worldwide tally at […]

“TITANS” STILL RULES OVERSEAS

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Clash of the Titans prevailed for a third straight weekend, grossing $53.6 million in 57 countries. Its foreign gross now stands at $188.7 million. Thanks to openings in Japan and Spain, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland experienced a resurgence at the overseas box office, where it added an additional $34 million and pushed it past […]