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'Battleship' Opens Abroad Five Weeks Before U.S. Debut: Has Already Grossed $141 Million

I'm used to good foreign films showing in my city, Seattle, weeks or months after the big boys in NY and LA get it.

I'm still not used to U.S. films showing in most foreign countries weeks or months before the U.S. gets it.

That could become more common, though. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both “Thor” and “Fast Five” opened abroad a week earlier last spring. This spring? Universalís “Battleship” is opening abroad five weeks before its U.S. debut.

Here's a list of the countries where the Hasbro-inspired flick is already playing:

COUNTRY RELEASE OPENING TOTAL BO AS OF..
Australia 4/12/12 $4,089,849 $7,849,903 4/22/12
Austria 4/13/12 $428,537 $924,207 4/22/12
Belgium 4/11/12 $692,211 $1,050,240 4/22/12
Bulgaria 4/20/12 $40,884 $76,338 4/22/12
Croatia 4/19/12 $60,472 $60,472 4/22/12
Czech Republic 4/19/12 $134,065 $134,065 4/22/12
Denmark 4/12/12 $288,927 $503,066 4/22/12
Egypt 4/18/12 $46,333 $46,333 4/22/12
Finland 4/13/12 $100,568 $187,506 4/22/12
France 4/11/12 $3,983,395 $6,961,696 4/22/12
Germany 4/12/12 $4,270,011 $7,490,464 4/22/12
Greece 4/19/12 $304,122 $304,122 4/22/12
Hong Kong 4/11/12 $1,207,716 $2,117,191 4/22/12
Iceland 4/13/12 $34,432 $63,085 4/22/12
Indonesia 4/13/12 $1,084,962 $1,346,916 4/15/12
Italy 4/12/12 $2,796,494 $2,796,509 4/15/12
Japan 4/13/12 $3,559,492 $9,252,509 4/22/12
Lebanon 4/19/12 $55,282 $55,282 4/22/12
Malaysia 4/12/12 $2,398,969 $5,223,471 4/22/12
Netherlands 4/19/12 $609,153 $728,026 4/22/12
New Zealand 4/12/12 $466,854 $1,002,089 4/22/12
Norway 4/11/12 $385,749 $887,497 4/22/12
Philippines 4/12/12 $1,084,761 $2,258,410 4/22/12
Poland 4/20/12 $304,781 $304,781 4/22/12
Portugal 4/19/12 $218,402 $218,402 4/22/12
Serbia & Montenegro 4/19/12 $10,387 $14,515 4/22/12
Singapore 4/12/12 $1,573,454 $3,037,128 4/22/12
Slovakia 4/19/12 $40,192 $40,192 4/22/12
Slovenia 4/19/12 $29,521 $38,844 4/22/12
South Korea 4/11/12 $4,487,425 $12,828,757 4/22/12
Spain 4/13/12 $2,811,693 $4,203,819 4/22/12
Sweden 4/11/12 $527,884 $1,145,728 4/22/12
Thailand 4/11/12 $1,643,246 $3,772,121 4/22/12
United Arab Emirates 4/19/12 $929,818 $929,818 4/22/12
United Kingdom 4/11/12 $6,030,389 $6,030,389 4/15/12
FOREIGN TOTAL 4/11/12 $55,200,000 $141,558,604 4/24/12

It opens in the U.S. on May 18.

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Posted at 02:08 PM on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 in category Movies - Box Office  

COMMENTS

Reed wrote:

Been playing in Switzerland for at least a week or two as well. My boss saw it and called it “pretty good” (he's also American).

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 03:32 PM
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