March 12, 2012


>John Carter joins the worldwide box office chart, ranked at #13 out of 44 wide-release films over the past three months.  We are currently estimating John Carter could total $75 million in North America, but the overseas total to date is already $70 million.  If the overseas total ends up around $125 million, the film could end up with a worldwide total just behind Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, moving up to a #6 or #7 ranking.  Click “read more” to see the updated chart.

The other films opening this weekend, Silent House and A Thousand Words, are dead last in the worldwide ranking, each with little chance of moving their overseas total above the current level of zero.

The Lorax has only grossed $2 million total to date overseas, in what appears to be an extremely slow rollout beyond North America. 


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.