|The #1 Film of 2012.|
The Avengers grossed over $1.5 Billion in ticket sales worldwide.
The Avengers top the 2012 movie box office
- Movies, once a truly "American" art form and business, has become international.
The American movie is rapidly vanishing. It has morphed into international productions that are staffed and financed by people from every corner of the earth. It is "Hollywood" in name only.
Movie ticket buyers are increasingly overseas and films are being geared to foreign audiences and even movie premiers are taking place first in foreign nations before even coming to the US.
Here are some sample movies with the percentage of the total box office in foreign countries.
- 59% of the Avengers sales came from overseas
- 59% - The Dark Knight Rises
- 71% - Skyfall
- 65% - The Twilight Saga
- 65% - The Amazing Spider-Man
- 71% - Men in Black 3
- 69% - Prometheus
The next time the media tells you a movie is not a "hit", remember that the target audience today is often in other nations. The US market is now only one of many markets.
The Dark Knight Rises
Nothing is more American than Batman. But the current Batman film is populated with people born in other nations showing the international flavor of the current movie business.
- Director - Born in the United Kingdom
- Producer - Born in the United Kingdom
- Actors - Of the six top billed main actors, four were born in the United Kingdom, one in France, and one in the USA.
- Screenplay - Born in the United Kingdom
- Music - Born in Germany
- Film Editor - Born in Australia
Here are the top 25 films for 2012 with the gross sales in the American market.
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|The Biggest Bond Movie Ever.|
Over One Billion in sales worldwide.
Only $280,000,000 was inside the United States.
The Dark Knight Rises - Official Trailer
Nearly $1.1 Billion in worldwide sales.
|We were ready for another Spider-Man|
Over $752,000,000 in worldwide sales.
$262,000,000 inside the US.
|11||Dr. Seuss' The Lorax||Uni.||$214,030,500||3,769||$70,217,070||3,729||3/2||7/26|
|14||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Fox||$161,130,056||3,886||$46,629,259||3,881||7/13||-|
|15||Snow White and the Huntsman||Uni.||$155,136,755||3,777||$56,217,700||3,773||6/1||9/6|
|18||21 Jump Street||Sony||$138,447,667||3,148||$36,302,612||3,121||3/16||7/1|
|24||The Bourne Legacy||Uni.||$113,203,870||3,753||$38,142,825||3,745||8/10||11/8|
|Yes There are Flaws.|
But the public can't get enough of Middle Earth with $693,000,000
in worldwide sales so far.