Sunday, March 18, 2012

Overseas Turn-Style Twirling

The good news for Disney: John Carter remains #1. The bad news: It's slipping.

... Weekend action for the $250-million-plus live action animation fantasy-adventure was down more than 40% from its foreign debut last round. It slipped from first place to No. 4 in the U.K., where it took in an estimated $1.8 million. ... Carter’s overseas reception remains considerably kinder so far than the comparable $13.5 weekend tally and $53.2 million cume-to-date meted out in the U.S. and Canada. ...

Me, I don't think Carter is going to end up being the kind of dead mackerel that Mars Needs Moms was. On the other hand, I don't think it ends up making much in the way of green stuff for the Mouse.

But what the hey. After all the receipts come in, maybe the damage will be minimal.

... Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’s accumulating a China gross of more than $100 million ($101.5 million). ... Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax grossed $11.6 million overall at 1,275 venues in 16 markets. A Russia debut yielded an impressive $9.7 million. ... It ranks as this weekend’s No. 2 title. ...

The Lorax has a worldwide accumulation of $158.4 million to date. Box Office Mojo offers a handy comparison chart of Lorax, Despicable Me and Hop right here.


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