April 22, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>The Hunger Games has moved up to $216 million overseas (up from $194 million last week).  The film is probably headed for a worldwide total of $650 million, including the $388 million forecast domestic total.  Click “read more” to see the updated weekly worldwide table.     

Titanic 3D is doing even better internationally, now at $225 million overseas to date (up from $146 million overseas last week).  China’s total alone now stands at $105 million (up from $58 million at this time last week).  Russia’s total for the 3D re-release is now $10.3 million (up from $5.2 million last week), while Italy is now $8.2 million (up from $3.1 million last week).

Battleship (from Universal) has now grossed $129.6 million overseas (up from the $58 million international opening last week).  The film opens in North America May 18.   

This weekend’s North America openers (Think Like a Man, The Lucky One and Chimpanzee) should have extremely limited potential overseas in coming weeks.  

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.