August 22, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, already a billion dollar movie worldwide, is now closing in on a billion dollars overseas alone.  The estimated worldwide gross for the final Harry Potter film now stands at $1.275 billion, with an estimated final domestic gross of $375 million and overseas gross to date of $900 million.  Click “read more” to see the complete Top 25 worldwide box office chart.

The Smurfs has risen to #10 on the 2011 worldwide chart, with some more potential to go in overseas dollars.  However, it will be a tall order to rise to #9 and catch Thor.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is up to #13, and will probably march its way up the level of #10 and The Smurfs.

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.