Box Office Revenue: North America vs. Foreign - America isn't Always First
By the time director Steven Spielberg walks the red carpet on Dec. 11 for the New York premiere of his animated movie The Adventures of Tintin, the film about a boy reporter in search of sunken treasure will already have sold well over $200 million in tickets—all far from the U.S.
The film opened first in Europe in late October, then, three weeks later, in Asia. When U.S. audiences get their first peek at Tintin and his fox terrier Snowy on Dec. 21, the film will already have played in more than 50 countries, including France, Germany, China, Japan, and even tiny Estonia.
U.S. studios are simply following the money. This year, moviegoers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia will spend a combined $21 billion on movie tickets, nearly twice as much as the $12.2 billion spent in the U.S. and Canada, according to consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. Box-office sales in some big emerging economies will grow by double digits annually through 2015, PwC predicts.
Paramount Pictures’ (VIAB) Tom Cruise action film Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, will open in France, Germany, and Japan ahead of its Dec. 21 release in the U.S. Sony plans to release the James Bond thriller Skyfall in Europe next October, two weeks ahead of the U.S. debut. That will boost ticket sales during midterm school breaks in the U.K., France, and elsewhere, Blake says. “We keep a very large calendar of events all over the world,” says David Kosse, president of international distribution at Universal Pictures (CMCSA).
Hollywood is already raking in foreign cash. In April, Universal released its car-racing heist movie Fast Five in the U.K., Australia, and South Korea before its U.S. release in late April. It collected $626 million in worldwide ticket sales, $416 million of which came from outside the U.S., according to researcher Box Office Mojo.
Thor took in $267.5 million of its $448 million global haul from foreign sales, according to Box Office Mojo.
If you are in India and got bored of looking at all the promotion of Ra.One everywhere, and have been dying to see some “REAL” superhero.
Here is the first look of the ultimate Superhero film and probably the biggest ever in the history....
Which will have team of Superheroes (Can you Imagine ?? TEAM)
The Hulk/Bruce Banner(Mark Ruffalo),
Iron Man(Robert Downey),
Captain America(Chris Evans),
Black Widow(Scarlett Johansson ),
Nick Fury(Samuel L. Jackson),
Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg)
and the Film will be directed by Joss Whedon.
Release date in India is – April 27, 2012. and probably releasing in four languages – English, Hindi ,Tamil and Tellugu.
This is a full week before it’s May 4,2012 release date in the United States….Meh! America aint the best no more.
The bottom line: The Adventures of Tintin, a film to be released in the U.S. at Christmas, has already logged $207 million in foreign ticket sales...ARGO OUT!!
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