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WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL AND FOX INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF NEW JOINT OPERATION IN BRAZIL on June 05, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox International Theatrical (Fox International) and Warner Bros. Pictures International today announced the creation of a joint operation between their local companies in Brazil to distribute and market their respective film slates and cultivate new opportunities for high quality entertainment in this rapidly emerging market. The announcement was made by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros Pictures, and by Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, co-presidents of Fox International.
Fox and Warner Bros. will remain separate legal entities in Brazil but will share their resources through the joint operation, called Fox-Warner, to maximize the potential of the country's growing economy. Fox-Warner will commence operations immediately, integrating the talents and investments of these two successful businesses. Patricia Kamitsuji, currently General Manager of Fox Brazil, will serve as Managing Director of Fox-Warner.

"Warner Bros. Pictures is thrilled to be entering this new chapter at this exciting time in Brazil," Kwan Vandenberg said. "We have enjoyed our successful partnership with Fox in various other countries and look forward to expanding upon it to further develop the business and meet the demands of the rapidly growing Brazilian market."

"Brazil's strong economy and growing demand for quality entertainment offers us a fantastic opportunity to take the local entertainment industry to new heights," added Hanneman and Jegeus. "Sharing our resources and talent with Warner Bros.' organization is the best way to open up new possibilities and further develop the Brazilian market."

Twentieth Century Fox International is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a segment of Fox Entertainment Group.

Warner Bros. Pictures International, a Division of Time Warner, operates offices in 24 countries and releases films in over 120 international territories.

 

International Box Office Update: #1 Films From 66 Countries on June 05, 2012

stewartrole.pngArgentina

Snow White and the Huntsman: $1,026,446 from 116 locations. Location avg. = $8,849. Territory cume = $1,030,916

Australia

What to Expect When You're Expecting: $2,512,303 from 305 locations. Location avg. = $8,237. Territory cume = $2,586,783

Austria

Snow White and the Huntsman: $481,285 from 80 locations. Location avg. = $6,016. Territory cume = $550,426

Belgium

Prometheus: $642,591 from 82 locations. Location avg. = $7,836. Territory cume = $642,591

Bolivia

Marvel's The Avengers: $56,660 from 21 locations. Location avg. = $2,698. Territory cume = $72,514

Brazil

Snow White and the Huntsman: $2,584,959 from 464 locations. Location avg. = $5,571. Territory cume = $2,584,959

Bulgaria

Prometheus: $100,903 from 25 locations. Location avg. = $4,036. Territory cume = $100,903

Chile

Prometheus: $460,954 from 84 locations. Location avg. = 5,488. Territory cume = $460,954

Croatia

Snow White and the Huntsman: $63,008 from 16 locations. Location avg. = $3,938. Territory cume = $63,008

Czech Republic

Men in Black (3D): $278,435 from 61 locations. Location avg. = $4,511. Territory cume = $278,835

Denmark

Prometheus: $647,146 from 107 locations. Location avg. = $6,048. Territory cume = $707,335

Ecuador

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $265,011 from 21 locations. Location avg. = $12,630. Territory cume = $265,011

Egypt

Marvel's The Avengers: $57,507 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $8,215. Territory cume = $621,964

Estonia

Snow White and the Huntsman: $33,568 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $5,595. Territory cume = $33,568

Finland

Prometheus: $414,382 from 99 locations. Location avg. = $4,186. Territory cume = $414,382

France

Prometheus: $6,285,041 from 665 locations. Location avg. = $9,451. Territory cume = $6,285,041

Germany

Men in Black 3 (3D): $4,880,568 from 708 locations. Location avg. = $6,893. Territory cume = $12,440,662

Greece

Snow White and the Huntsman: $369,344 from 61 locations. Location avg. = $6,055. Territory cume = $369,344

Holland

Men in Black 3 (3D): $487,360 from 99 locations. Location avg. = $4,923. Territory cume = $563,441

Hong Kong

Men in Black (3D): $1,191,025 from 70 locations. Location avg. = $17,015. Territory cume = $4,026,262

Hungary

Snow White and the Huntsman: $219,191 from 34 locations. Location avg. = $6,447. Territory cume = $219,191

Iceland

Snow White and the Huntsman: $23,079 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $3,297. Territory cume = $33,405

Indonesia

Snow White and the Huntsman: $896,386 from 132 locations. Location avg. = $6,791.

Italy

Men in Black 3 (3D): $904,352 from 362 locations. Location avg. = $2,498. Territory cume = $3,677,503

Japan

Men in Black 3 (2D): $5,248,314 from 981 locations. Location avg. = $5,350. Territory cume = $20,155,690

Kenya

Men In Black 3 (3D): $15,600 from 1 location. Location avg. = $15,600. Territory cume = $42,638.

Korea

She's My Wife: $3,216,884 from 474 locations. Location avg. = $6,787. Territory cume = $18,496,377.

Kuwait

Men In Black 3 (3D): $70,433 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $10,062. Territory cume = $271,749.

Latvia

Prometheus: $48,507 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $6,930. Territory cume = $48,507.

Lebanon

Men In Black 3 (3D): $37,519 from 10 locations. Location avg. = $3,752. Territory cume = $128,478.

Lithuania

Men In Black 3 (3D): $49,531 from 11 locations. Location avg. = $4,503. Territory cume = $133,139.

Malaysia

Snow White and the Huntsman: $1,492,789 from 113 locations. Location avg. = $13,211. Territory cume = $1,492,789.

Mexico

Snow White and the Huntsman: $4,901,040 from 1,416 locations. Location avg. = $3,461. Territory cume = $4,901,040.

New Zealand

Men In Black 3 (3D): $302,179 from 51 locations. Location avg. = $5,925. Territory cume = $804,962.

Nigeria

Men In Black 3 (2D): $19,314 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $3,219. Territory cume = $74,249.

Norway

Prometheus: $844,436 from 132 locations. Location avg. = $6,397. Territory cume = $873,227.

Oman

Men In Black 3 (3D): $15,106 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $5,035. Territory cume = $82,522.

Peru

Snow White and the Huntsman: $557,659 from 123 locations. Location avg. = $4,534. Territory cume = $557,659.

Philippines

Snow White and the Huntsman: $961,528 from 173 locations. Location avg. = $5,558. Territory cume = $961,528.

Poland

Snow White and the Huntsman: $673,391 from 99 locations. Location avg. = $6,802. Territory cume = $673,391.

Portugal

Snow White and the Huntsman: $363,292 from 64 locations. Location avg. = $5,676. Territory cume = $363,292.

Qatar

Men In Black 3 (3D): $27,432 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $6,858. Territory cume = $83,485.

Romania

Men In Black 3 (3D): $129,273 from 41 locations. Location avg. = $3,153. Territory cume = $487,453.

Russia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $4,738,941 from 1,100 locations. Location avg. = $4,308. Territory cume = $20,900,874.

Serbia

Snow White and the Huntsman: $17,845 from 13 locations. Location avg. = $1,373. Territory cume = $24,433.

Singapore

Snow White and the Huntsman: $1,265,924 from 45 locations. Location avg. = $28,132. Territory cume = $1,265,924.

Slovakia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $81,394 from 23 locations. Location avg. = $3,539. Territory cume = $233,186.

Slovenia

The Dictator: $45,954 from 13 locations. Location avg. = $3,535. Territory cume = $285,480.

South Africa

Snow White and the Huntsman: $322,686 from 77 locations. Location avg. = $4,191. Territory cume = $322,686.

Spain

Snow White and the Huntsman: $3,964,961 from 576 locations. Location avg. = $6,884. Territory cume = $3,964,961.

Suriname

Men In Black 3 (3D): $9,335 from 1 location. Location avg. = $9,335. Territory cume = $27,627.

Sweden

Prometheus: $1,804,827 from 172 locations. Location avg. = $10,493. Territory cume = $1,804,827.

Switzerland (Fr.)

Prometheus: $268,449 from 34 locations. Location avg. = $7,896. Territory cume = $323,013.

Switzerland (Ger.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $407,732 from 93 locations. Location avg. = $4,384. Territory cume = $1,214,965.

Switzerland (Itl.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $15,900 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $3,975. Territory cume = $56,277.

Syria

Men In Black 3 (3D): $3,934 from 2 locations. Location avg. = $1,967. Territory cume = $12,205.

Taiwan

Snow White and the Huntsman: $949,394 from 66 locations. Location avg. = $14,385. Territory cume = $1,286,279.

Thailand

Snow White and the Huntsman: $1,084,893 from 151 locations. Location avg. = $7,185. Territory cume = $1,084,893.

Trinidad & Tobago

Men In Black 3 (3D): $76,344 from 8 locations. Location avg. = $9,543. Territory cume = $189,303.

Turkey

Prometheus: $488,808 from 214 locations. Location avg. = $2,284. Territory cume = $488,808.

Ukraine

Prometheus: $638,945 from 112 locations. Location avg. = $5,705. Territory cume = $665,902.

United Arab Emirates

Snow White and the Huntsman: $789,746 from 41 locations. Location avg. = $19,262. Territory cume = $789,746.

United Kingdom

Men In Black 3 (3D): $2,516,018 from 414 locations. Location avg. = $6,077. Territory cume = $7,073,354.

Uruguay

Men In Black 3 (3D): $57,824 from 9 locations. Location avg. = $6,425. Territory cume = $174,784.

Venezuela

Men In Black 3 (3D): $558,835 from 33 locations. Location avg. = $16,934. Territory cume = $1,621,750.

Vietnam

Snow White and the Huntsman: $198,345 from 23 locations. Location avg. = $8,624. Territory cume = $198,345.

 

 

20th Century Fox Reaches $1 Billion Internationally in 2012 on June 05, 2012

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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.

 

UPDATED: 'Men in Black 3' Poised To Hit $400 Million Worldwide Today on June 05, 2012

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Tuesday (6/5) Update: Sony reports that Men in Black 3 banked $398.8 million worldwide heading into today, which means the sci-fi flick will reach the $400 million worldwide plateau today.

Monday (5/28) Update: Sony's estimate is still $202 million worldwide over four days for Men in Black 3.

Sunday Update: Sony reports that Men in Black 3 will reach $202 million worldwide by the end of Monday. The studio estimates that $70 million of that will come from North America. MiB3 is currently playing in 106 territories and it's the #1 film in 104 of them.

Saturday Update: Men in Black 3 rebounded from a weak midnight gross by bringing in a solid $18 million on Friday. We're project $57 from Fri-Sun and $72 million from Fri-Mon.

Chernobyl Diaries took in a modest $3.5 million on Friday. We're projecting $9.2 million for Fri-Sun and $10.8 million for Fri-Mon.

Friday Update: Men in Black 3 was able to take in a modest $1.550 million from midnight shows. That's an underwhelming debut for such an established property and it certainly doesn't bode well for the four-day weekend.

Comparable midnight openings include Clash of the Titans with $1.545 million and Bruno with $1.6 million.

Chernobyl Diaries, the low-budget horror flick that's opening in the shadow on MiB3, took in $525,000.

MovieTickets.com Announced Sale Date for 'The Dark Knight Rises' on June 05, 2012

+ MovieTickets.com will begin presales for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES on Monday, June 11th. The highly anticipated summer blockbuster from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman, will come to theaters and IMAX on July 20th.

+ The company expects that many of the sales for the movie will be purchased via a mobile device. In fact, 19% of MovieTickets.com's transactions from January - May 2012 have been purchased through mobile platforms - a 61% increase over the same time period in 2011.

+ MovieTickets.com is the largest ticketing provider to ticket internationally-and in Canada the mobile purchasing number is greater than the US with 28% of MovieTickets.com sales being conducted on mobile devices during the first 5 months of this year.

 


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