July 23, 2012


The Dark Knight Rises opened with $88 million overseas in a modest 17 territories.  We’ll give Rises a preliminary overseas target of $490 million, slightly higher than 2008’s The Dark Knight, which grossed $469 million overseas.  If our overseas target is correct, that put puts the worldwide target for Dark Knight Rises at $980 million, just behind The Dark Knight‘s $1.002 billion.

Ice Age: Continental Drift continues its blistering pace overseas, now $440 million to date (up from $339 million last week).  We’ll raise the overseas target for Continental Drift to $590 million, which would be the second-highest overseas total for the series (behind $690 million for Ice Age 3 but ahead of Ice Age 2‘s $460 million and Ice Age‘s $207 million).

Amazing Spider-Man is starting to slow down overseas, now $386 million to date (up from $321 million last week).


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.