'Battleship' Past $100M Foreign Box Office

Peter Berg’s military vs aliens actioner from Universal Pictures made the milestone in its first 10 days of international release. Through this Sunday Battleship‘s first 12-day total should reach $126.7M. The pressure is on for the film to do well in the 50 territories where it’s now open — including China and Russia — because of its advance bad buzz and very expensive budget. (The studio claims the cost was $209M while outside sources say $250M.) Battleship doesn’t open in the U.S./Canada until May 18th because the studio set a strategy to open overseas first. This weekend it debuted in another 24 territories and should gross $56M for the weekend. It was #1 opener in 16 territories this week bringing the film’s total Number One openings overseas to 37 in the last two weeks.

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alycakes3390d ago

Not bad considering it's not even here yet.

Leio3390d ago

It sucks big time though

alycakes3389d ago

Did you see it already? I don't plan on seeing it at the theater anyway but I was going to rent it when it came out on dvd.

Leio3389d ago

Saw it and was deeply disappointed. Not even worth renting ... The action was mehh and the story sucks so bad it makes the last two Transformers movies looks like art.

alycakes3389d ago

I thought it might not be that good just from the previews but I wasn't that sure. It did remind me of Transformers and felt like they were trying to hard to imitate them.

Thanks for the info.

sjaakiejj3389d ago

Good to hear, I quite enjoyed the movie. It's not a very clever or deep movie, and if you look for them it's riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies, but that's true for any popcorn flick, which is exactly what this movie is.

It's not trying to be clever, correct or deep. It's trying to give people entertainment, and that's exactly what it does.