Sunday, July 07, 2013

The Foreign Steeple Chase

Going as expected: zombies and minions.

Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” crossed the $200 million mark at the foreign box office, and even managed to knock off “Despicable Me 2” in France.

That was about the only place Universal’s animated sequel didn’t rule. “Despicable Me 2” was No. 1 in 42 of 46 markets and took in nearly $89 million over the weekend. That lifted its overall international total to $151 million and, with its $142 million domestic haul, upped its worldwide total to $293 million. ...

Animated Features' Foreign Totals (domestic)

Despicable Me 2 -- $151,100,000 -- ($142,075,000)

Monsters U -- $184,400,000 -- ($216,127,000)

Monsters U has taken a hit now that DM2 is in the world marketplace; still in all, the pic has moved across the $400 million mark with room to run.


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