Which Film is Set to Become the 3rd-Highest Grossing Movie Ever Overseas?
Pop Quiz! Sometime this week, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King will be joined by a new film that's supplanted all comers to become the third-highest grossing movie ever overseas. Think you can guess it?
Here's a hint: It's not whatever you just guessed.
Here's hint two: The movie didn't even crack the domestic top five this year. In fact, by the end of December, it might not even remain in the top ten.
It's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs! The animated sequel, which made $194 million in the U.S. this summer, has grossed a stunning $657.5 million overseas. For comparison's sake, The Dark Knight pulled in $468.6 million in those markets. The first Star Wars prequel? $493.2 million. LOTR: ROTK and Titanic look fairly unimpeachable from here (with foreign hauls of $742.1 million and $1.242 billion) but still, who could have seen this coming? Next time you find yourself in at the mercy of locals in a foreign land, just reenact the irrepressible Scrat trying to get that nut. Instant diplomacy!