August 19, 2012


The four new films in North America this weekend have had very little presence overseas so far — only ParaNorman has overseas receipts to date (and only $5 million at that).  The one film from this weekend that should eventually gross some international dollars is Expendables 2, which should head for about $150 million overseas (somewhat below the $171 million for the first Expendables).  That would put Expendables 2 on a course for a worldwide total of just under $240 million, compared to the $274 million total for Expendables.  

Over the past week, the biggest North American film on the international front remains Dark Knight Rises, up $43 million the past week to $488 million overseas to date.  The other significant international gainers the past week include: Brave (up $32 million), Total Recall (up $30 million), Bourne Legacy (up $28 million), Ted (up $24 million) and Ice Age: Continental Drift (up $23 million).


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.