July 29, 2012


Overseas box office for The Dark Knight Rises has risen to $248 million to date, up from $88 million at this time last week.  The ultimate overseas number could hit $490 million, up somewhat from $469 million for The Dark Knight.  If our projected domestic total for Rises is correct, the worldwide total will be around $930 million, somewhat behind $1.002 billion for The Dark Knight.

Ice Age: Continental Drift continues a terrific run around the world, now up to $511 million overseas (up from $440 million last week).  The fourth Ice Age should zoom past $700 million worldwide soon, in an attempt to push past The Amazing Spider-Man.

New this weekend, The Watch and Step Up Revolution join the chart below toward the bottom of the ranking, where the two films will stay in weeks to come.

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.