Sunday, October 02, 2011

Overseas B.O.

Avatar has nothing on the smaller Blue People who now burn up the box office tracks in foreign lands.

... [S]lowest box office weekend in more than a year on the foreign theatrical circuit ended with The Smurfs claiming – yet again -- the No. 1 spot by grossing a mere $10.7 million ... The eighth consecutive stanza that the Sony release ... topped the overseas circuit [and] lifted the film’s total offshore gross to $380.8 million. ...

Which gives The Smurfs a worldwide total of $519,272,996. Think of it. A half billion dollars for the former Hanna-Barbera staple. Sony execs are undoubtedly wearing themselves out turning handsprings.

And some of the other animated totals:

Kung Fu Panda 2 -- $496.5 million

The Lion King 3D -- $19 million

Rise of the Planet of the Apes -- $236.5 million.


Chris Sobieniak said...

Still not to forget The Smurfs had better familiarity in much of Europe due to the comics that had been around longer than the Hanna-Barbera series itself. That part I understood too well (despite how we feel about the movie).

Anonymous said...

Smurfs success means a sequel and other projects getting greenlit at SPA. Means also kids are having a good time watching sate of the art CG animation .

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