Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Overseas Horse Race

Once again, the Reporter has the numbers.

The weekend's No. 3 title was DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon," which boosted its overseas gross total to $176.5 million after four rounds thanks to a $15.5 million weekend at 6,582 venues in 58 markets.

Paramount, the animation title's distributor, said about 65% of the overall weekend gross came from 3D screens. Despite unseasonably warm weather in the U.K., "Dragon" managed to hold nicely with $2.1 million generated from 683 sites (80% of which were 3D screens) for a market cume of $20 million ...

Doing a rough, back-of-the-envelope calculation, Dragon is now up to $335.1 million in worldwide grosses, and counting.

Elsewhere, Tim Burton is enjoying a dandy run with his re-imagining of Alice in CGland:

Worldwide, "Alice" has generated $827.5 million to rank as the 22nd biggest boxoffice hit of all time and the fourth most popular title ever released by Disney.

It's a long way from the lower ranks of the animation department at 500 S. Buena Vista Street, yes?

The Director of Alice with Joe Ranft ... after eating a very rare steak ...


Anonymous said...

Everyone else is reporting Dragon as #1 for the weekend.

Anonymous said...

In the US it's #1, Steve is talking about the international numbers.

Locall said...

It actually was #2 in the U.S.
It was #1 on the estimates, but was lower on the actuals and just sunk below Kick-Ass, which was the #1 this weekend.

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