Sunday, October 03, 2010

Overseas Box Office

Animation continues to perform overseas:

Propelled by first-place openings in Germany, Austria, Sweden, South Africa and German-speaking Switzerland, "Despicable Me" collected $12.4 million from 2,546 sites in 43 markets for an overseas cume of $114.9 million. It finished No. 3 on the weekend.

The animated 3D family film voiced principally by Steve Carell took 32% of the German weekend market ...

To date, "Despicable Me's" global box office is $361 million.

One other big performer:

The weekend reinforced "Toy Story 3's" standing as the industry's biggest animation hit ever to the tune of $2.3 million drawn from 2,153 locations in 24 markets. Overseas cume for the Pixar/Disney title in 3D stands at $642.7 million while the global take so far is $1.054 billion. ...

To date, "Shrek Forever After has grossed: $731,031,679 but the totals do not appear to have been updated.


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