December 30, 2012


Skyfall is still growing overseas, albeit at a slower rate.  But another $16 million this week puts the overseas total over$700 million and the worldwide total comfortably over $1 billion, joining Marvel’s The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises in the 2012 Billion Dollar Club.

The Hobbit: An Expected Journey vaulted $180 million overseas last week.  We are adjusting the overseas target upward to $610 million, which is at the midpoint of the three overseas grosses for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  That puts the worldwide target for The Hobbit at around $900 million.

Life of Pi is quietly building a very good following overseas, up another $60 million internationally.  The overseas total could get up to $300 million and the worldwide total to just over $400 million.

Django Unchained has not been released overseas yet, although Les Miserables is off to a solid start with $49 million in a fairly limited eight markets.


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.