August 5, 2012


Total Recall joins the chart this week in the middle of the pack, with a projected $66 million final domestic total and $6 million to date overseas.  It might get to $95 million overseas ultimately, which would put its eventual worldwide total around $160 million (just behind The Dictator, not what Sony was banking on).

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days might eventually get to $15 million overseas, putting its eventual worldwide target at $55 million, well below the $72 and $76 million of the first two Wimpy Kid installments.

The big gainer again this week was The Dark Knight Rises (up $130 million to $378 million overseas).  It is very likely Dark Knight Rises can hit $1 billion worldwide (with about $450 million domestic and $550 million overseas, almost the exact flip of $533 million domestic/ $469 million overseas for The Dark Knight in 2008).   

Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to do well outside North America, up another $73 million this week to $584 million overseas.  Ted was up $38 million overseas this week, to $77 million to date.  And Brave was the fourth-biggest gainer overseas this week, up $26 million to $118 million overseas to date.


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.