November 6, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Surging to the top of the worldwide box office chart, The Adventures of Tintin from Steven Speilberg has racked up $125 million overseas in two weeks.  The animated film (with the unorthodox but highly successful pattern of opening overseas well before it does in North America) has a shot at well over $300 million worldwide if it hits its preliminary domestic total of $160 million.  Click “read more” to see the updated worldwide chart.

Tintin is set to be released in the United States on December 21 by Paramount.  Directed by Spielberg and produced by Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Peter Jackson, the movie is based on the comic books by Belgian artist Herge.  Universal exited the project in 2008, leaving Paramount and Sony the task of counting the money.
Real Steel has also pushed past $125 million overseas, well beyond its estimated domestic final of $88 million, giving it $215 million worldwide.  Puss in Boots now sports an updated estimated domestic final of $170 million, and it is just getting started overseas with $39 million to date.  In a few weeks it could be looking at a worldwide total of $325 million.


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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.