Monday, May 30, 2011

'Water For Elephants' Crosses The $100 Million Mark

Per Alt Film Guide:

Apart from two late 2010 releases, Oscar winners The King's Speech and Black Swan, 2011 moviegoers continue to ignore dramas about human relationships. At no. 20, Francis Lawrence's Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz is the sole drama — outside the action/thriller/horror genres — among the year's top 25 releases.

In North America, Water for Elephants has taken in $54.4m after five weeks. Internationally, the $38m-budgeted circus drama has just passed the $50m milestone after adding $3.7m this weekend as per The Hollywood Reporter. Total to date: $50.7m. Water for Elephants has thus passed the $100m milestone.

As of May 22, Water for Elephants' top overseas markets were: Australia with $6.85m, Germany with $5.75m, France with $5.39m, the United Kingdom with $5.19m, and Mexico with $2.73m. The film also earned more than $1m in Brazil (up to May 15), Italy (despite a slow start), Russia/CIS, Spain, and Sweden.

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  1. Great result. This wonderful movie deserve it in any way.

  2. Three days ago I researched the difference between domestic sales and foreign sales. The domestic market makes about 55% back for the studio. The foreign market makes about 40% and then the studio will only make 15% of that. To put this in perspective Water For Elephants needed to make 110 million to cover the cost of the film. Not a profit just cover it. So far domestically WFE has made 55 mil domestically which is only 30 mil for the studio and foreign sales of 48 mil which means less than 3 mil for the studio. That's 33 mil WFE has made when it needed to make 110mil. This was a major failure for Robert and Reese.

  3. the hurt locker made around $49000000 and won an oscar. do you think it was a success.... is jeremy renner a major box office star...