International Box Office: 'Madagascar 3' Leads Again on June 25, 2012

madagascar3review.pngInternational Grosses for the weekend of June 22-24, 2012:

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $30.1 million from 11,250 locations in 44 countries. International cume = $208.4 million.

Key territories, according to an official statement by Paramount:

Mexico brought in another $3.5M in Madagascar 3's third weekend to continue its #1 ranking at the local box office for the third week in a row, with a drop of mere 31%, lifting its territorial total to a fantastic $20.4M. France added a muscular $3.3M to the pot from 773 cinemas, bringing the territorial total to an estimated $18.5M. After the opening of Pixar's animation Brave, Russia still managed to gather $2.9M from 1284 cinemas, bringing its overall cume to a sensational $42.3M.

In Brazil, Madagascar 3 continues to impress by claiming an estimated $3M from 470 cinemas, pushing the cume to an excellent $22.9M, down only 27% and #1 for the third weekend running. Argentina also maintained a lock on the top spot at the box office for the third consecutive week, grossing a solid $1.8M, a drop of only 31% and bringing cume to a hefty $11M. 500 locations in Korea added $1.6M, a small drop of just 26%, bringing the Korean cume to a robust $8.6M.

Snow White and the Huntsman: $22.6 million from 6,780 locations in 60 territories. International cume = $160.4 million.

: $13.5 million from 10 territories representing 17% of the international market. International cume = $13.5 million.

Prometheus: $12.7 million from 6,911 locations in 61 markets. International cume = $152.9 million.

Men in Black 3
: $10.5 million from 75 markets. International cume = $414 million.

Key territories:

UNITED KINGDOM $1.5 (-35%) cume $30.7, #2 in the market.

JAPAN (distributed by Toho-Towa) $1.1 (-60%) cume $35.4.

GERMANY is still planted firmly at #1 for its 5th consecutive week. $.975 (-38%) cume $22.8.

FRANCE $.800 (-36%) cume $17.235.

AUSTRALIA $.520 (-52%) cume $16.7.

MEXICO $.375 (-47%) cume $16.7.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $8.1 million from 2,656 locations in 17 markets. International cume = $8.1 million.

Dark Shadows: $6.9 million from 3,600 locations in 57 territories. International cume = $143 million.

The Dictator
: $4.4 million from 2,186 locations in 37 countries. International cume: $83.2 million.

Rock of Ages: $2.9 million from 2,500 locations in 24 territories. International cume = $8.6 million.

Marvel's The Avengers: $2.3 million from 56 territories representing 95% of the international market. International cume = $837.9 million.



BURBANK, CA -- Warner Bros. Pictures has officially slated the epic "Cloud Atlas," from acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, for domestic release on October 26, 2012. In addition, the Studio has acquired rights for the film in the major markets of the UK, France, Spain, Australia, and Japan, with plans to release it in those territories in early 2013. The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Fellman stated, "Audiences who have seen an early screening of ‘Cloud Atlas' have been elated by its powerful and inspiring story, as well as its breathtaking visuals. An October release in North America is the perfect window to showcase this epic film."

Kwan Vandenberg said, "We are proud to be distributing this remarkable motion picture in a number of key markets. We look forward to working with these visionary filmmakers and the other international distribution partners to bring ‘Cloud Atlas' to moviegoers around the world."

Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks ("Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump") and Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball") lead a stellar international cast that includes Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent ("Iris"), Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun and Keith David, with Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking") and Hugh Grant. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

"Cloud Atlas" explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

The film is written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski. The Wachowskis previously teamed as writers/directors of the groundbreaking "Matrix" trilogy, which earned more than $1.6 billion, combined, at the worldwide box office. Tom Tykwer won an Independent Spirit Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination as the director/writer of "Run Lola Run," and more recently directed the award-winning thriller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer."

Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell, "Cloud Atlas" is produced by two-time Oscar® nominee Grant Hill ("The Thin Red Line," "The Tree of Life"), three-time BAFTA Award nominee Stefan Arndt ("The White Ribbon," "Goodbye Lenin!," "Run Lola Run"), Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. Philip Lee, Uwe Schott and Wilson Qiu serve as executive producers, with Peter Lam, Tony Teo and Alexander van Duelmen co-producing, and Gigi Oeri as associate producer.

"Cloud Atlas" will be released in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland by X-Filme-Verleih; in China by Dreams of the Dragon Pictures; in Hong Kong by Media Asia Group; in Singapore and Malaysia by Ascension Pictures; in Korea by Bloomage Company; in Taiwan by Long Shong Group; in Russia and Eastern Europe by A Company; and in other territories through Focus Features International.


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