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MAN OF STEEL CROSSES $500-MILLION MARK WORLDWIDE

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel added $52.2 million to its foreign gross, which now stands at $271.7 million. Together with its $248.7-million domestic take, the film flew past the $500-million mark to $520.4 million worldwide. IMAX screenings have accounted for $45.9 million of that amount. Some analysts are now predicting that the Superman movie […]

MORE FILMS TO DEBUT OVERSEAS BEFORE NORTH AMERICA

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With overseas grosses often accounting for as much as 80 percent of a film’s worldwide gross, movies, especially the big blockbusters, will increasingly make their debuts abroad before hitting the domestic market, a reversal of traditional distribution, CBS News observed on Monday. Some box office observers claim that an overseas launch ahead of North America […]

CLEAR SAILING FOR LIFE OF PI OVERSEAS

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Ang Lee’s The Life of Pi, continued to sail on as the No. 1 film, even as it dropped out of the top ten domestically. It earned an additional $60.1 million to push its foreign total past the $300-million mark to $301.9 million. It has taken in $91.1 million domestically, bringing its worldwide total […]

THE HOBBIT NEARS $500 MILLION OVERSEAS

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took an expected journey to the top of the overseas box office over the weekend; what was unexpected was the profitability of the journey, now in its third week. The film dipped just 12 percent from a week ago in those markets where it was playing last week, and it […]

HOBBIT TRIUMPHS OVERSEAS, TOO

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had an impressive opening overseas, where it brought in an estimated $138.2 million in 56 markets, putting its worldwide total at $223 million. The U.K. boasted the biggest single opening — $18.3 million in 601 theaters, or a whopping $30,000 per-theater average. Meanwhile, IMAX issued a news release noting that […]

EVIL IS WICKED AT OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Resident Evil: Retribution may have had a lukewarm launch in the U.S. over the weekend, taking in the lowest amount of any installment of the franchise, but it launched with solid ticket sales abroad. It raked in $49.6 million, the franchise’s best foreign opening to date, producing expecially impressive ticket sales in Japan, where it […]

TED DRIVES KNIGHT BATTY OVERSEAS

August 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That trash-talking teddy bear who stars in the title role of Universal’s Ted lost nothing in translation as the movie expanded into 10 new markets, landing in first place in seven of them. Collecting $32 million, the Universal film topped Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises,, in such key markets as Russia, where, with $5.5 […]

KNIGHT CONTINUES TO RISE OVERSEAS

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. expanded The Dark Knight Rises to 57 markets from 17 the previous weekend and boosted its overseas gross an additional $122.1 million, bringing its foreign total to $248.2 million. That’s roughly half what 2008’s The Dark Knight took in ($469 million). Meanwhile, Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed $49.4 million in 69 markets, propelling […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES HOT OVERSEAS, TOO

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Risestook in an additional $88 million in a limited number of overseas markets. The final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy had its strongest debut in the U.K., where it raked in $22.4 million, putting ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man’s opening ($17.2 million) but slightly behind The Avengers (released in the U.K. […]

CONTINENTAL DRIFT ICES FIRST PLACE OVERSEAS

July 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The overseas box office has been blanketed by a new Ice Age. The latest installment of the animated franchise, Continental Drift, earned $80.3 million in its opening weekend in 35 countries. The three previous entries also performed far more strongly abroad than they did domestically. Indeed, the third Ice Age movie grossed $690.1 million abroad […]

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