Monday, May 12, 2008

Foreign Box Office

To nobody's surprise, Iron Man is as potent overseas as he is on the North American continent:

... In a sign that international moviegoers are hungry for big-budget "event" pics, "Iron Man" nearly became the 11th film to launch at more than $100 million. The record holder is last May's $251 million launch of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"; of the 10 pics to cross the century mark upon opening, only two weren't sequels -- "The Da Vinci Code" and "War of the Worlds."

But what's still of interest to animation fans (of the non special effects variety) is how the Big Elephant is doing:

Family fave "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" grabbed $3.7 million at 1,776 for a $132 million international cume.

Horton is pretty near the end of his domestic run, slightly north of $150 million. With a little more push on the foreign front, the feature should crack $150 mill and run a $300 million total before it swings into DVD land.


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