Sunday, September 30, 2012

Animation's Prosperous Foreign Derby

As Hotel Transylvania prospers on the domestic circuit, so does HT and several others rake in coin beyond our shores ...

Sony Pictures Animation premiered Hotel Transylvania at 1,700 screens in 13 markets, and drew $8.1 million overall on the weekend. ...

Ted was buoyed by three openings, and registered $9.1 million in all on the weekend ... Foreign cume for [Ice Age: Continental Drift] comes to $693.9 million [$8.7 million the last two days] -- making the family film the highest-grossing animation title ever to be released on the foreign circuit. ...

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted continues to chug along, generating $6.1 million on the weekend at 1,514 locations in 28 markets. Overseas gross total now stands at $422.7 million. ... Pixar’s Brave pushed its foreign cume to $281.9 million thanks to a $5.2 million weekend in its 15th overseas round ...

[Lastly]: Disney’s Finding Nemo 3D, $10.2 million.

What's striking is how consistently well animated titles do around the world. Note some of the global accumulations:

Brave -- $515,588,000
Finding Nemo 3D -- $46,675,000
Ice Age: Continental Drift -- $852,981,000
Madagascar 3 -- $638,647,174


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