May 19, 2013


Updated International Box Office numbers below.  Iron Man 3 moved up $72 million overseas in the past week, reaching over $700 million overseas to date.  If Iron Man 3 ends with, let’s say, $820 million overseas, the latest Marvel film will end with $1.24 billion: near The Avengers ($1.512 billion worldwide) and blowing past Iron Man ($585 million worldwide) and Iron Man 2 ($624 million worldwide).

Star Trek Into Darkness was the second-best American film overseas this week, up $49 million to $81 million to date overseas.  We’ll give it an ultimate $200 million overseas, placing Into Darkness at around $420 million worldwide (a touch better than Star Trek‘s $386 million worldwide, which was $258 million domestic and $128 million overseas).

In its second week of release, The Great Gatsby moved up $37 million this past week overseas to $42 million to date.  The film should be able to get to $300 million worldwide.

International May 19 2013

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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.