20th Century Fox Reaches $1 Billion Internationally in 2012
on June 05, 2012
The official release from Fox:
On Friday, June 1, Fox International crossed the $1 billion GBO mark for 2012 for the 9th consecutive calendar year and the 12th time in our history. 20th Century Fox International is the only distributor to have eclipsed the $2B mark 3 years in a row ('09, '10, '11) and 5 times in total ('98, '06, '09, '10, '11) and with a huge summer upcoming, with PROMETHEUS, ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and THE WATCH, we are set to make this our 4th year in a row to $2 billion.
Thanks to a strong start to the calendar year, fueled by ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED ($135m in 2012; $211m total); THIS MEANS WAR ($100m); THE DESCENDANTS ($94M); CHRONICLE ($62.5M and counting), STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 3D ($60m) and over $60m GBO from Fox International Productions releases, Fox was well positioned going into April, when TITANIC 3D re-took the world by storm, adding $286m International GBO, $145m of which came from China alone.
The wildly successful release of PROMETHEUS this past weekend, earning $35m from 4,600 screen in 15 markets, pushed us over $1 billion mark on Friday.
On Monday, PROMETHEUS took in another $5m GBO, elevating the International cume to $40m with 35 markets releasing this weekend with the US, including Australia and South Korea. The UK alone did $2.7m GBO on Monday.
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