Posts Tagged ‘foreign’
 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through September 23

Two films had big very large gains overseas the past week: Resident Evil: Retribution (up $53 million to $103 million overseas to date) and Expendables 2 (up $28 million since last week to $186 million overseas to date).  ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through September 16

Thank God for overseas box office.  One of the last great American exports is the Hollywood motion picture slate.  The films released in the U.S. over the last four months have grossed $3.65 billion in North America, but they...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “No”

  In 1988, the Chilean military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet was forced by diplomatic pressure to finally permit a democratic election, in order to prove its claim that the country’s people support...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “In the House”

Francois Ozon’s IN THE HOUSE is a delicious examination of the pleasures and dangers of addictive narrative.  Storytelling (and corresponding tricks of cinematic structure) has been an interest of Ozon’s throughout...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through September 9

The big gainers overseas this week were The Expendables 2 (up $36 million to $102 million), The Dark Knight Rises (up another $29 million to $603 million overseas to date), Brave (up $17 million) and Step Up Revolution ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through September 2

The summer’s two powerhouses crossed significant milestones in worldwide box office, with Marvel’s The Avengers getting to $1.5 billion and The Dark Knight Rises crossing $1 billion.  Avengers is the #3 movie ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through August 24

The big gainers overseas this week: Brave (up $33 million, finally over the $200 million milestone overseas), Dark Knight Rises (up $31 million this week overseas), Ted (up $25 million overseas this week), Total Recall (u...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through August 19

The four new films in North America this weekend have had very little presence overseas so far — only ParaNorman has overseas receipts to date (and only $5 million at that).  The one film from this weekend that should ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through August 12

The big gainer overseas this week was The Dark Knight Rises again, up $67 million to an overseas total of $445 million.  A billion dollars worldwide is still possible, but $950 million could be more realistic.   Ice Age 4 c...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through August 5

Total Recall joins the chart this week in the middle of the pack, with a projected $66 million final domestic total and $6 million to date overseas.  It might get to $95 million overseas ultimately, which would put its eventu...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through July 29

Overseas box office for The Dark Knight Rises has risen to $248 million to date, up from $88 million at this time last week.  The ultimate overseas number could hit $490 million, up somewhat from $469 million for The Dark K...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through July 22

The Dark Knight Rises opened with $88 million overseas in a modest 17 territories.  We’ll give Rises a preliminary overseas target of $490 million, slightly higher than 2008’s The Dark Knight, which grossed $46...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through May 27

Marvel’s The Avengers (distributed by Disney) increased again to $782 million to date overseas (up from $723 million last week), although the growth rate continues to slow down.  (Click “read more” to see t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through May 13

Marvel’s The Avengers (distributed by Disney) has jumped again to $629 million to date overseas (up from $441.5 million last week).  United Kingdom continue to lead the way overseas ($48.2 million so far now — up...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Midnight Madness – “Sleepless Night”

> When the inevitable US remake of the French thriller SLEEPLESS NIGHT arrives, it’ll benefit from some sharper dialogue (assuming the subtitles in Toronto were fully translating the original), a bit more characterization...
by Mitch Salem