July 11, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The overseas gross for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has now reached the level of the forecast total domestic gross (as measured by the ShowBuzzDaily Domestic Final estimate).  The overseas number will continue to grow, pushing Transformers 3 up toward the worldwide total of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  As expected, Kung Fu Panda 2’s worldwide total has caught up with The Hangover Part II’s, thanks to a very solid overseas gross.   
The two new movies this weekend debuted outside the top 20: Horrible Bosses at #28 ($97 million worldwide, $97 million estimated domestic total, no overseas gross to date) and Zookeeper at #43 ($73 million worldwide, $66 million estimated domestic gross, $8 million overseas gross to date).  

The 68 wide-release films in 2011 total an estimated $10.3 billion worldwide: $4.9 billion estimated domestic total and $5.4 billion overseas to date.

Click “Read More” below to see the Top 20 worldwide releases chart.

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.