June 10, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Men in Black 3 increased again this week, to $352 million overseas to date (up solidly from $275 million last week).  Snow White and the Huntsman also grew, up to $84 million overseas (from $39 million last week).  Madagascar 3 enters the chart with $76 million overseas, while the other North American opener this weekend, Prometheus, now stands at $92 million overseas to date (although keep in mind it has been playing internationally for a few weeks already in many territories).  Both new openers have great international potential, with $375-400 million possible for Madagascar 3 overseas, putting its ultimate worldwide gross around $600 million.  Prometheus could gross $350 million overseas, putting its worldwide total around $500 million.  Marvel’s The Avengers now totals $824 million overseas (up from $803 million last week).  The overseas total could max out around  $875 million, placing the worldwide Avengers total just under $1.500 billion.

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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.