Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Foreign Steeple Chases Of Summer

At the top of the lists, the record-setting boy wizard and giant robots are sucking up much of the oxygen, but further down there are cartoons.

... No. 3, Pixar/Disney’s Cars 2, grossed $12.4 million in its fourth weekend on the foreign circuit, down 52% from the prior round. Director John Lassiter’s animation comedy has registered a total overseas tally of $146.6 million thus far with openings in the U.K. and South Korea due this week.

Fourth was DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D, which grossed $422 million so far overseas thanks to a $9.5 million weekend at 5,192 locations in 57 territories. ...

It's good to remember that these Dreamworks and Disney disappointments have taken in $582 million and $311.9 million on a worldwide basis.

Many live-action filmmakers would sell their close relatives into slavery for disappointments like that.


Ryan Summers said...

Reminds me when everything coming out of Disney for awhile was a "disappointment" after Lion King's huge success. Ah, Wall Street...

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