Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Overseas Movie Gallop

The big green ogre is rampaging in foreign lands.

... No. 2 on the weekend was "Shrek Forever After" in 3D, which took first place in 16 of its 17 new markets on the weekend, grossing $56.2 million overall from 7,022 venues in 47 territories. Foreign cume for the fourth and presumably final title in the "Shrek" franchise stands at $210 million so far, with openings due this week in four new markets, including Mexico and Belgium. ...

To date, Shrek Forever After has a worldwide cume of $443.7 million ...

Then there's that other 3-D animated film currently making the rounds.

... "Toy Story 3" ... took the weekend's third spot with $39.1 million derived from 6,992 venues in 39 territories. Overseas gross total for the animation threequel stands at $213.1 million extracted from a bit more than half of the international marketplace. ...

It would seem to be a foregone conclusion that both of these features are going to gross north of $500 million each from the planet's far-flung theatres.


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