While 15 years ago, overseas box office would account for 10% to 20% of a film’s worldwide B.O. tallies, in recent years that figure has skyrocketed, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Now, foreign (as it is normally, if not pejoratively described) is accounting for half if not more of worldwide box office receipts. Who’s to say why those fuzzy furreners are so hot for American product?
But they are.
Paramount, who led worldwide revenues with $2.037 billion, was bolstered by the astounding, yet expected performance of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” at $469.5 million against $317 million domestic.
Maybe they just love Indy.