Sunday, September 26, 2010

Animation In Foreign Lands

The overseas tallies are in, and the Owls are flapping.

... "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" ... opened at 377 foreign screens in an undisclosed number of markets for $1.2 million. A No. 1 bow in the Philippines generated $479,000 from 148 locations or about 42% of the market's total weekend gross ...

In the meantime, Shrek Forever After continues its march overseas, with a foreign gross that now totals $492,700,000. (It completed its stateside theatrical run on September 9th.) Worldwide gross to date: $731,095,990.

(The ogre isn't the billion-dollar baby that Woody and his friends turned out to be, but his performance has been pretty good.)

Despicable Me shows a worldwide gross just shy of $344 million as it collects $98.5 million from foreign venues.

Lastly, Alpha and Omega has taken in $15,130,000 domestically and $1,750,000 overseas for a $16,880,000 total in the global marketplace.


Anonymous said...

Legends of the Guardians was a great family film. Much better story than I thought it would have and the picture is jaw dropping to look at. Snyder certainly has an eye. I hope it does well, the film is a lot better than most live action films I've seen this year.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. I wasn't too excited by the trailer, but loved the film. It seemed less like an animated movie, and more like an action adventure film featuring owls.

Anonymous said...

With that opening weekend, we already know it won't do well. Look for $50-60 million domestic box office, and probably a little less overseas, for a world-wide gross of barely $100 million. With DVD sales going soggy, this will be a major money loser.

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