July 1, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Madagascar 3 has ballooned to $244 million overseas to date (up from $157 million through last week).  The third Madagascar has now tied the overseas take for the first Madagascar ($244.2 million) and is now gunning for the $423.9 million overseas total for Madagascar 2.

Meanwhile Snow White and the Huntsman had a nice weekly gain to $189 million overseas to date (from $125 million last week).

None of this weekend’s domestic openers (Ted, Magic Mike, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection and People Like Us) opened overseas, but Ice Age: Continental Drift ($78 million overseas in 34 territories at 9,505 theaters) and The Amazing Spider-Man ($50 million overseas in 13 territories and 6,068 theaters) got started early elsewhere in advance of their domestic openings on July 13 and July 3, respectively.  Ted is the only new film this weekend with any international potential, probably somewhere around $135 million overseas (between the foreign totals of $119 million for Bridesmaids and $190 million for The Hangover).


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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.