August 12, 2012


The big gainer overseas this week was The Dark Knight Rises again, up $67 million to an overseas total of $445 million.  A billion dollars worldwide is still possible, but $950 million could be more realistic.  

Ice Age 4 continues to pound away, up another $37 million overseas this week to $621 million to date.

Brave, Madagascar 3 and Total Recall each increased their overseas gross this week by more than $20 million.  Brave was up $29 million this week to $147 million overseas to date.  Madagascar 3 rose $24 million this week to $336 million foreign.  And Total Recall was up $22 million this week to $28 million so far after two weeks.

No overseas numbers yet for this weekend’s crop, although The Bourne Legacy is the only one with any real potential outside 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.