May 30, 2011

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS MAY 29: Pirates 4 Dominates But Watch Out for Hangover and Panda Sequels

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Hangover Part II and Kung Fu Panda 2 added to the Worldwide gross list in the top 10, both with much more upside to come.
Hangover Part II enters the 2011 Worldwide gross list at #5 (and Kung Fu Panda at #7), both having solid openings in only a few markets.  As both films expand around the world, the overseas total will balloon, pushing them toward the top of the list.  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, playing all around the world, skyrockets to almost half a billion dollars overseas alone.
Complete chart available after the jump.  

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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.