December 27, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>International box office continues to bail out American movies released late this year.  While Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 can legitimately be called a hit domestically and abroad, Adventures of Tintin and Real Steel are both major hits only because of business outside North America. And Puss in Boots would have been a slight disappointment given its genre were it not for a very healthy international take.   

More recently, the oddly animated Arthur Christmas is being saved from complete dud status by an overseas total that is really starting to kick in.  Hugo, in contrast, has not seen many international dollars to bulk up its rather puny worldwide total. 

Because of the Christmas holiday, some of these overseas totals might be lagging.  This chart will be updated as necessary. 


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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.