December 12, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Overseas box office show big gains for Puss in Boots and Real Steel, now at $142 million and $186 million overseas to date, respectively.  Both films are solidly in the top five films worldwide, approaching $300 million worldwide each.

New Year’s Eve has $13 million overseas to date, but it only stands at $44 million worldwide when the estimated domestic total is factored in, well behind the $216 million worldwide total for Valentine’s Day.  The other opener this weekend, The Sitter, has no overseas receipts yet and should not be much of a factor internationally at any point.


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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.