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ICE AGE 4 HOT OVERSEAS

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift got off to a spectacular start overseas, where it debuted in 34 markets, in advance of its domestic opening on July 14. The animated feature collected $78 million in just 34 markets, with $13.78 million of that amount coming from Mexico alone and another $11.8 million coming from France, which […]

MADAGASCAR 3 WINS OVERSEAS, TOO

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted was, well, the most wanted, particularly in Europe. Of a $75.5-million foreign gross, $7.6 million came from France alone. Nevertheless, the opening of Euro 2012 clearly had an effect on attendance, with several countries reporting steep drop-offs from Friday to Saturday. The second week of Prometheus drew a solid […]

HARDLY ANY SLOWING FOR UNIVERSAL’S BATTLESHIP OVERSEAS

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Overseas, Universal’s Battleship continued to steam full speed ahead of the competition, earning $58.4 million in its second weekend, to bring it total to $129.6 million. The film, based on a hit videogame from Hasbro, is opening in foreign territories weeks ahead of its domestic debut in order to avoid having to compete for attention […]

TITANIC IS JUST THAT IN CHINA

April 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Underlining the Chinese box office’s increasing clout, Titanic 3D raked in an astonishing $58 million at 2,600 theaters in China over the weekend, Daily Variety reported on its website today (Sunday). With an average of more than $22,000 per theater, China’s total represented two-thirds of the weekend’s $88.2 million overseas box office for the film, […]

TITANIC STRONG OVERSEAS, BUT NOT A WINNER

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Titanic had a stronger relaunch overseas than it did in North America, earning an estimated $35.5 million in 84 countries. But it was not all clear sailing, as it came in second behind the second week of Wrath of the Titans, which generated $43 million in ticket sales. Following in third place was Lionsgate’s The […]

CHINA DRIVES WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE TO RECORD LEVEL IN 2011

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With a 35-percent growth spurt in 2011, China helped push the worldwide box office up 3 percent last year to $32.6 billion, despite a 4-percent decline domestically, the MPAA said today (Thursday). According to its annual theatrical statistics report, the overseas box office climbed to $22.4 billion, up 6 percent from 2011, while the domestic […]

WILL FOREIGN AUDIENCES BAIL OUT JOHN CARTER? (Updated)

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney executives are no doubt hoping that overseas audiences may come to the rescue of John Carter, which has suffered an unmitigated disaster at the box office domestically. The movie grossed an estimated $40.7 million in 54 countries over the weekend to bring its foreign gross to $126.1 million. By contrast, the film took in […]

JOURNEY 2 HOLDS ON TO FOREIGN LEAD

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island held on to the top position for the fourth consecutive weekend. But the fact that it earned only $14.7 million reflected the poor performance of the overall foreign box office. The No. 2 film was 20th Century Fox’s romantic comedy This Means War, which earned $14.1 million. Universal’s Safe […]

NEW FILMS FAIL TO REVIVE SLUGGISH BOX OFFICE

December 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Following this weekend’s results, it became apparent that the 2011 domestic box office would total about $10.1 billion, down 4.5 percent from 2010, with attendance down 5.3 percent. That’s on top of the 6-percent decline last year. The downturn comes despite an increase in the number of theaters equipped to show 3D films and the […]

TWILIGHT BRIGHTENS OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE

November 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 easily set a franchise record, coming in ahead of New Moon’s $132.5-million debut and well ahead of Eclipse‘s $104.5-million. The estimated three-day tally in the U.K. was $22 million. Russia was the No.-2 market with $15 million in ticket sales. France accounted for $14.5 million, while […]

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