November 28, 2011


More articles by »
Written by: Mitch Metcalf
Tags: , , , , , , ,

>Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is now closing in on $275 million overseas to date (close to the expected domestic final tally), as it approaches $600 million worldwide.  One level down, The Adventures of Tintin has broken $200 million overseas and could be a $400 million worldwide picture if it does at least decently here when it opens at Christmas. 

This week’s openers are off to a slow release pattern overseas.  The Muppets looks like a $122 million domestic total and overseas has generated only $2 million so far.  In contrast, Arthur Christmas (playing in more markets) has grossed $22 million overseas but is looking like a more anemic $52 million domestically.  Hugo should play to a similar domestic haul ($49 million), although its overseas potential is difficult to assess as it has not started its international run.


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.