July 25, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Despite a downgraded estimated domestic total, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 expanded its international gross to date to come very close to the billion dollar mark.  Transformers: Dark of the Moon is starting to top out in its overseas gross — the worldwide gross will probably end up around $950 million.  Captain America: The First Avenger debuts at #16 (out of 72 wide-release films this year to date), as its paltry overseas gross to date is due to a very slow rollout.  As Mitch Salem pointed out in a previous post, the “America” in the title is a problem in many markets, and even if the title is changed the underlying issue will still be there, limiting its potential overseas.  Not shown on the chart, Friends with Benefits debuts at #47 with an estimated final domestic total of $69 million and zero overseas receipts to date.

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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.