January 13, 2013


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Hobbit, like Breaking Dawn Part 2, is finally starting to peter out overseas (each around $550 million overseas and $800+ million worldwide).  Still growing briskly, Life of Pi has hauled in another $56 million overseas since last week’s report and is closing in on an impressive $500 million worldwide.

Les Miserables was the second biggest American film overseas since last week (up $52 million to $119 million overseas to date).  It’s same-weekend competitor Django Unchained will end up beating Les Miz handily domestically, but Django is a much tougher sell overseas (and has not even been released outside North America yet).

Zero Dark Thirty currently has $3 million overseas and a projected $90 million domestic final gross.  We estimate Zero will end up with $50 million overseas, giving it a worldwide total of $140 million.  This compares to Hurt Locker‘s $49 million worldwide gross ($17 million domestic and $32 million overseas).


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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.