Via the Nikkster, media analyst Richard Greenfield has bad news re DWA.
... "Overseas, Megamind’s box office is far worse on a relative basis to prior DWA films, with only $67M of box office to-date. ... We are lowering our international box office estimate to $156M from $176M. ...
What strikes me here is, two of DreamWorks Animation's projects, both dealing with space aliens and both set in the U.S. of A., had less than stellar outings at the world box office: Megamind and Monsters Vs. Aliens. And Mega had the added problem of being the second animated feature in 2010 with a "Bad Guy" as a protaganist.
But features make what they make in the world marketplace. If Megamind collects the same amount in foreign lands that it does in the U.S., it's going to be in the $300 million to $320 million range, not the $350+ million I was fantasizing about a couple of days ago. And with DVD sales slumping, that isn't the happiest of scenarios.