GLOBAL: 'Life of Pi' Passes $300 Million Overseas; 'Jack Reacher' Posts Strong Showings In Australia, Germany and Italy; 'Les Misérables' Performs Well In Asia on January 06, 2013

lifeofpichineseposter.jpgLife of Pi took in a staggering $60.1 million from 10,041 screens in 64 markets, pushing its overseas total to $301.9 million. The global cume is now $393 million. Key stats from Fox:

Life of Pi snatched #1 rankings in 7 of 8 new markets (only exception being South Korea where LOP is the #1 MPA title), including Russia ($14.1m from 1,600 screens), Australia ($8.3m from 545 screens), and New Zealand ($1.2m from 140 screens). Equally impressive are results from holdover markets Germany ($5.9m, down only 10%), the UK ($5.3m, down only 19%), France ($2.8m, down only 26%), Mexico ($1.9m, down only 17%), and Brazil ($1.5m, down only 17%).

Jack Reacher grabbed another $22.3 million from 4,293 locations in 47 countries. The overseas cume is now $55.6 million and the global total is $120.4 million. Key stats from Paramount:

• Australia opened the highest with an estimated solid $3.2M from 211 locations.
• Germany opened with a strong $2.95M from 489 locations .
• Mexico made an estimated very good $1.3M from 453 locations.
• Italy made an estimated solid $1.9M from 320 locations.
• Sweden's opening is estimated at an excellent $702k from 132 cinemas.
• Norway is estimated at a strong $517k from 80 cinemas.
• New Zealand made an estimated solid $381k from 59 locations.
• Austria's opening added a very good $304k from 68 locations.
• Finland is estimated at an excellent $233k from 73 cinemas.
• Denmark is estimated at a solid $320k from 50 cinemas.

• The UK 2nd weekend is estimated at $3M from 448 cinemas. The drop is a mild 19% and the cume is now at $11.8M.
• France dropped 32% from its opening with $2.8M from 559 cinemas pushing the cume to $8.3M.
• Taiwan retained the #1 box office spot in its 2nd weekend with $570k from 66 cinemas pushing the cume to $3.6M.
• The Netherlands added another $445k from 75 locations to its cume which is now at $1.6M (drop at 10% from opening).
• Belgium made an estimated $420k in its 2nd weekend from 51 locations pushing the cume to $1.3M and dropping 32%.

Wreck-It Ralph made $19.5 million from 56 overseas territories this weekend. The animated flick now boasts a global total of $311.2 million. 

Les Miserables' global total is up to $184.6 million. The musical grossed $14.5 million overseas from 1,014 locations in 17 territories, pushing its overseas total to $81 million. Key stats:In Japan, LES MIS dominated Saturday with 54% market share. The weekend estimate is $3.7M at 355 dates, up 25% over last weekend for a 17-day total of $25.2M.

In Hong Kong, the weekend estimate is $850k at 35 dates for a total of $3.1M.

In Korea, LES MIS is No. 2 behind local film, THE TOWER and ahead of the opening of LIFE OF PI. The weekend estimate is $4.3M at 268 dates for an outstanding total of $28.9M.

LES MIS is holding strong at No. 3 in Australia's second weekend. The weekend estimate is $3.3M at 243 dates for a 12-day total of $14.2M.

In Spain, LES MIS moved up a spot to No. 3 with a weekend estimate of $950k at 350 dates for a 13-day total of $6.5M.

We have 46 territories to open over the next few months. Next weekend, we open in the U.K. and Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Cyprus and Vietnam.

Rise of the Guardians is now up to $181.4 million overseas after taking in another $9.6 million from 4,943 locations in 58 countries. The global total is now $278.5 million. Stats from Paramount:

• Poland is estimated to have opened at $878k from 96 locations.
• New Zealand opened at $296k from 83 locations.

• Over its 6th weekend France made $2.8M from 728 locations. Local cume is now at $22.6M.
• The UK is estimated to have made $1.15M in its 5th weekend from 635 cinemas, leading the cume to $17.9M.
• Australia is estimated to have made $760k in its 3rd weekend from 220 cinemas, pushing the cume to $11.2M.

The Impossible made $6.4 million overseas, pushing its total to $81.2 million. The film's global total is now $84.6 million.


WASHINGTON - Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today announced the appointment of Diane Strahan as the MPAA's Chief Operating Officer.

Strahan brings to the MPAA over 20 years of experience in business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) markets. She has a reputation built on delivering strong revenue and operating results, building high performance teams, and infusing a level of passion, energy and collaboration, among all stakeholders to propel businesses forward. As COO, Strahan will help guide MPAA's strategic direction and oversee staff and operations.

MPAA Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd said:
"Technology, innovation, industry alliances and audience engagement play increasingly important roles as the motion picture and television industry continues to advance into a new era. Diane's leadership talent will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent. In her impressive career, she developed break-through strategies for high growth players and has led established brands through transformation and success by leveraging new digital technologies and innovative business models.

While the challenges are great, I am excited about our industry's future and the significant contributions the MPAA will make with Diane's guidance and management skills complementing our current leadership team."
Diane Strahan said:
"I am deeply honored Senator Dodd chose me for this post and I am excited to work with him and so many talented colleagues at the MPAA and its member companies. Throughout my career, I've contributed to global enterprises as well as start-ups in the converging world of digital technology, content and communications. The MPAA is at the center of this convergence and I look forward to helping advance the common interests of the film and tech industries so consumers can benefit from a richer and more seamless entertainment experience."
Strahan was most recently Senior Vice President and GM, Mobile, and Internet Registry Services at Neustar, where she had profit and loss responsibility for Neustar's mobile, digital marketing and Internet domain name services. Previously she served in executive marketing, sales and GM roles in Fortune 2000, mid-cap and emerging growth companies in telecommunications, Internet, mobile, and media sectors. She has been a key contributor in launching IPOs, developing domestic and global brands, scaling high-tech growth businesses, and leading marketing and business transformations at organizations including Neustar, TechnoServe, AOL, CareerBuilder and MCI.

She also recently served on the global and North American boards of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and is considered a leading authority on mobile and interactive marketing and has won numerous marketing and PR campaign awards.

Strahan holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science and Marketing/Communications, Summa Cum Laude, from Syracuse University.


'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Reaches $800 Million Globally on January 04, 2013

bdawn2intl.jpgThe latest from Lionsgate:

On December 20th the film opened in Hong Kong on 39 screens, taking in a fantastic $1 million and has reached $2.1 million through its second weekend. The film also debuted in Japan on December 28th with a very good $1.3 million on 160 screens.

Here are the international results through Sunday, December 30th:


Intl. weekend: $6.5 million

Intl. cume: $524.7 million

Worldwide cume: $811.1 million

Top 10 Markets:

UK - $56.5 million
Brazil - $49.5 million
CIS - $43 million
Germany - $37.6 million
France - $37.1 million
Australia - $29.5 million
Mexico - $29.2 million
Spain - $28.5 million
Italy - $23.9 million
S. Korea - $17.3 million


Fandango Reveals Its 2013 Hot List of the Most Anticipated Movies and Actors on January 03, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- Fresh off the heels of Fandango's best-performing year in 2012, the leading moviegoer destination surveyed more than 2,000 film fans last weekend, asking them about the films and stars they are most anticipating in the new year. Fandango's Chief Correspondent Dave Karger also weighs in with his expert opinions on Fandango's Hot List categories for 2013, which include "Most Anticipated Blockbuster," "Biggest Male Breakout Star," and "Biggest Female Breakout Star." Fans also gave their opinions on the "Sexiest Men and Women in the Movies." All of the results of Fandango's 2013 Hot List are available at Fandango.

"From the elegance of ‘The Great Gatsby' to the amped up action of ‘Iron Man 3,' 2013 will be loaded with blockbuster originals, sequels and reboots, giving moviegoers of all tastes a bounty of options at the box office this year," said Karger.

Karger and fans found common ground agreeing that Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") will be the "Biggest Breakout Male Movie Star" of 2013. They diverged, however, on other categories such as "Most Anticipated Blockbuster," with fans picking "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Karger favoring the Brad Pitt-fronted zombie thriller "World War Z."


1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
2. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
3. "Iron Man 3"
4. "Star Trek Into Darkness"
5. "The Great Gatsby"

1. Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel")
2. Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")
3. Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger")
4. Jai Courtney ("A Good Day to Die Hard")
5. Nicholas Hoult ("Jack the Giant Slayer;" "Warm Bodies")

1. Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
2. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Carrie")
3. Alice Englert ("Beautiful Creatures")
4. Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor")
5. Gabriella Wilde ("Carrie")

1. Mila Kunis ("Oz: The Great and Powerful")
2. Jessica Alba ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For")
3. Halle Berry ("Movie 43")
4. Zoe Saldana ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
5. Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")

1. Channing Tatum ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation;" "White House Down")
2. Hugh Jackman ("The Wolverine")
3. Ryan Gosling ("Gangster Squad")
4. Johnny Depp ("The Lone Ranger")
5. Robert Downey, Jr. ("Iron Man 3")

1. Ben Kingsley ("Iron Man 3")
2. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
3. Michael Shannon ("Man of Steel")
4. Will Yun Lee ("The Wolverine")
5. Christopher Eccleston ("Thor: The Dark World")

1. "World War Z"
2. "After Earth"
3. "Pacific Rim"
4. "This Is the End"
5. "Oblivion"


1. "World War Z"
2. "The Great Gatsby"
3. "Man of Steel "
4. "Star Trek Into Darkness"
5. "Iron Man 3"

1. Teresa Palmer ("Warm Bodies")
2. Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
3. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Carrie")
4. Mireille Enos ("World War Z")
5. Alice Englert ("Beautiful Creatures")

1. Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel")
2. Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger")
3. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
4. Jai Courtney ("A Good Day to Die Hard")
5. Charlie Hunnam ("Pacific Rim")

New Trailer: 'Dead Man Down' on January 02, 2013

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