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Foreign Box Office Booming

While the summer box office is up just 5 percent domestically over last year -- with much of that increase attributable to higher ticket prices at 3D and IMAX screens -- the international box office remains on a tear, Daily Variety indicated today (Thursday). The trade publication noted that Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs dawned with an opening weekend gross of $151.7 million and is closing in on $200 million in its first week. By the end of last weekend, Paramount/DreamWorks's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had earned $302 million overseas. But even some films that were considered disappointments during their domestic runs often performed well at the foreign box office, Variety observed, including the Tom Cruise starrer Valkyrie, which grossed $90 million overseas, and the epic Australia, which earned $158.3 million abroad.
2009-08-23 23:39:09