February 3, 2013


Django Unchained (up $47 million overseas since last week) is starting to gain on Les Miserables (up $23 million overseas).  Django is now only $29 million behind Les Miz in our worldwide projection.  (Django leads domestically, while Les Miz holds a shrinking lead overseas).

A wide variety of films has grossed over $20 million this past week.  Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is up $26 million since last week (to $62 million overseas to date and over $100 million worldwide).  On the more artistic side of the movie spectrum, The Impossible and Life of Pi rose $24 million and $21 million overseas, respectively, since last week.  Both films have been much stronger overseas than in North America.  The Impossible will soon cross $150 million worldwide, while Life of Pi is closing in on a stunning $600 million worldwide.

Better late than never, Lincoln and Flight had modest weeks overseas.  Lincoln rose $18 million overseas since last week, bringing its overseas total to $33 million against a worldwide total over $200 million.  Denzel Washington’s showcase performance in Flight generated $14 million overseas last week, pushing the overseas total to $22 million and a worldwide total of $116 million.

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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.