November 2, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Real Steel is knocking on the $200 million worldwide door, as the overseas gross to date jumped above $100 million (outweighing a downgrade in our domestic total estimate).  Picking up steam, Paranormal Activity 3 doubled its overseas tally to $54 million, and it is just getting going.  (See the updated chart after the jump.)

Making more overseas than either of these films is Johnny English Reborn.  But thankfully, America has utterly rejected the latest Rowan Atkinson comedy ($8 million estimated domestic final versus $124 million overseas to date).  Doesn’t the world understand that mediocre filmed entertainment flows in one direction around the globe?  Despite globalism and the blurring of national boundaries, this country draws the line at soccer and Rowan Atkinson. 

Look for a big jump next week in the overseas total for Puss in Boots as it rolls out around the world.


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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.