March 17, 2013


Oz the Great and Powerful had a very good week overseas, up $67 million to $137 million foreign to date and almost $400 million total projected worldwide.  It should approach $600 million worldwide, ending up at around #5 on our chart.

The other significant gainer this past week was A Good Day to Die Hard, up $23 million this week to $200 million overseas to date and approaching $300 million worldwide.

Down at the bottom of the chart this week we have added some summary lines to show how concentrated international box office is in the hit films.  The 10 films the past six months have grossed almost $2.1 billion in North America, while those films have grossed almost twice that amount overseas ($3.9 billion).  The next 20 films (ranked 11-30) have grossed a fairly similar $1.6 billion in North America but only about the same amount overseas ($1.8 billion).  For the other 47 films (ranked 31-77) there is virtually no overseas market: fully $1.2 billion domestic and only $361 million overseas.



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.