October 7, 2012


Taken 2 enters the worldwide chart at #10 among recent movies, with a projected $138 domestic total when all is said and done and an overseas to date total of $67 million already.  An eventual overseas total of $200 million is possible, putting the worldwide target at $338 million.  This compares to a worldwide total of $226.8 million for Taken in January 2009 (with a slightly higher $145.0 million domestic but a much lower $81.8 million overseas).

The other big gainers this week included Madagascar 3 (up $28 million overseas to $451 million overseas to date — but still far behind Ice Age: Continental Drift’s $700 million overseas total so far).  Also, Resident Evil: Retribution gained $23 million this week (to $160 million overseas to date) and Hotel Transylvania (up $21 million this week to $29 million overseas so far) had significant gains internationally the past 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.