October 9, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Overseas, The Smurfs film continues to do solid business and is closing in on two more benchmarks: $400 million overseas (only $7 million to go) and $550 million worldwide ($13 million to go).  $550 million is important because that would match Cars 2, which it now looks like it can pass.

DreamWorks and Disney’s Real Steel has grossed $22 million overseas, just behind its $27 million North America opening.  The ShowBuzzDaily Final Domestic Gross estimate is $81 million, and we give Real Steel a shot at making $90 million overseas.  The combined $171 million worldwide (if that comes to pass) would put it right in between The Help ($177 million worldwide) and Cowboys & Aliens ($169 million), around 27th place on our chart below.  Not exactly the high rent district.

The other recent releases are not doing any significant business overseas at this time.

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.