June 7, 2011


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X-Men: First Class added to the Worldwide gross list in the top 10, while Pirates 4 continues to dominate.
X-Men: First Class enters the 2011 Worldwide gross list at #8, while Hangover Part II is closing in on Thor and should take fourth place as early as next week.  Kung Fu Panda 2 jumped past Rango in the rankings this week.  Bridesmaids, which still has not been released overseas, moved into a tie for #15.  But the gold standard remains Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which has grossed $600 million overseas alone.
Complete chart available after the jump.  

The 56 films released so far this year total $7.4 billion in worldwide box office, with almost exactly half coming from overseas.  As we move through the summer, we expect the overseas share to grow because blockbusters tend to do well exceedingly well in foreign markets.

Remember to come back for Weekday Domestic performance on Wednesday and Weekend Predictions on Thursday.

About the Author

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.