September 11, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>The biggest gainer in the international box office this week was The Smurfs.  Now with an overseas total of $321 million, The Smurfs has moved past Thor into the #9 position. 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is starting to stall out overseas and will probably remain in 11th place, just behind Thor.

The Help is just behind #25 (Mr. Popper’s Penguins).  With only $4 million overseas, The Help will not big a big player internationally, but it should pick up enough in the next week or two to make its way into the Top 25 chart. 

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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.