The last time we left off with box office reports, Up was a humongous domestic hit of $290+ million dollars!
As the numbers in the USA come to a relative halt (after multiple months in megaplexes) our attention is shifting to worldwide revenue as reflected by THR‘s wonderful report. Most international fans are (unfortunately) aware that Disney/Pixar tends to (mega) delay releases in foreign countries to coincide with school or national holidays. That’s why rolling out a movie like Up around the globe takes until December to complete.
This can come to the advantage of Disney/Pixar as their films tend to be extremely successful overseas as well. For example Pete Docter’s latest is the #1 movie worldwide this week for the first time even though it’s releases are so far apart. Big numbers are coming in from France with $36.3 million, $6.7 million from Brazil, $8.3 million from Australia and $32.4 million from Spain making Up the highest grossing animated movie in all of the latter country!
And the Up foreign total is: $197.4 million!
Bringing Up to a worldwide total of about: $488 million!
Almost $500 million and it hasn’t even been releases in key markets such as the UK, Scandinavia, Turkey, Poland and of course, Japan! These countries are expected to bring in an extra 50% revenue, by the way! It’s also expected that Up will surpass WALL•E’s $310 million and Ratatouille’s $415 million foreign tally.
Stay tuned for more in worldwide box office updates as big announcements come.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)