July 8, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Amazing Spider-Man pulled its overseas total to $202 million to date (up from $50 million at this time last week).  We’ll give The Amazing Spider-Man an initial overseas target of $510 million, toward the high end of the overseas totals for the previous trilogy with Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 3 May 2007 $554 million overseas total, Spider-Man May 2002 $418 million, Spider-Man 2 June 2004 $410 million).  If it hits $510 million overseas, the Andrew Garfield version would come in right around $800 million worldwide, toward the lower end of the previous trilogy (Spider-Man 3 $891 million worldwide, Spider-Man $822 million, Spider-Man 2 $784 million). 

Madagascar 3 increased to $258 million overseas to date, a decent increase from $244 million at this time last week.  The top three movies worldwide released in the last four months are basically finished growing, in contrast.  Marvel’s The Avengers is up two million dollars overseas from last week, The Hunger Games is up three million, and Men in Black 3 is the same as last week’s tally.

Brave remains at a fairly low $37 million overseas to date (up from $27 million last week).  In much wider circulation overseas, Ice Age: Continental Drift now stands at $198 million overseas to date, up from $78 million at this time last week.


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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.