Sunday, December 12, 2010

Animation and the Worldwide Derby

It's looking good for animated features beyond America's shores:

"Deathly Hallows" falls to No. 2 as "Tangled" takes third place; "Megamind" still going strong at No. 4 with $11.7 mil.

Disney Animation's "Tangled", which drew $21 million from 4,784 screens in 17 territories representing, says Disney, 45% of the international marketplace. ...

"Megamind" ... opened in four markets notably including Australia (No. 1 with $3.3 million from 256 venues). The comedy-fantasy animation ... grossed $11.7 million overall from 3,265 locations in 32 markets for a foreign cume so far of $67.5 million. ...

Other international cumes: "Despicable Me", $288.3 million ...

Assuming a back-of-the-envelope 40% domestic/60% foreign calculation for Mega and Tangled, also assuming $150-$170 million domestic totals for both, the pictures will end up with $350-$450 million worldwide box office accumulations by the time it's all over.

But we're early in the foreign rollouts, so the Koch box office calculator (patent pending) might be off by a bit.


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