Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pre-Holiday Foreign Derby

The vampries, to nobody's surprise, frolic a Number One. But animation is still bopping along.

... No. 2 on the weekend was Sony-Paramount’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in 3D, which grossed $21.7 million from 13,039 screens in 53 markets. A China opening via Paramount posted $7.4 million from 7,030 locations. Total foreign gross comes to $187.6 million ...

Happy Feet 2, opening in Mexico and four smaller markets, was $2.6 million from 969 sites. It was No. 1 in Malaysia ... Real Steel has grossed a total of $159.9 million overseas thus far. Its seventh weekend registered $6.9 million from 42 markets. It ranks No. 5 on the weekend. ... Disney’s The Lion King 3D grossed $3.6 million in its 15th weekend on the foreign circuit in 40 markets, pushing its overseas cume to $64.6 million. ... Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, $304.9 million ...;

The seasonal family title Arthur Christmas, opened No. 9 in Germany ... Early cume is $9 million. ... DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots is playing just five offshore markets, but has managed to roll up a foreign cume of $53.1 million

Puss has a worldwide accumulation of $175 million to date. Whether it reaches that total domestically (I doubt it) remains to be seen. If pre-existing gross ratios continue, the cat will double its U.S.-Canadian grosses before the turnstiles stop twirling.

Meanwhile, Lion King is up around $161 million globally. Happy Feet the Second seems to be softer than HF the 1st.


Anonymous said...

The HF2 opening looks like a disaster. It won't make $75 million domestically, and confirms my suspicion that there's only so many tickets you can sell for dancing penguins.

Arthur Christmas will almost certainly do better than HF2, but perhaps not by much. A number two opening in the UK (barely ahead of Tintin in its third weekend) and a ninth place opening in Germany are bad signs for an Aardman film, and the US has never been fertile ground for Aardman.

el diablo said...

the whole twilight thing is disgusting. its all womens fault. women have awful taste for movies( and while Im at it,for men.!)


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