Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
O. Brien wrote:
BoxOffice.com is reporting $261,552,337 worldwide gross as of 28th.
The film opened in China with 25m CNY on its opening day (that's $4.04 million. The total Chinese box office for the same day was 11 million, so STID took a sizeable percentage.) The Chinese are predicting it will take in $25m in the first week.
For more information on the Chinese box office, see: http://yule.sohu.com/20130529/n377364553.shtml
It hasn't been updated much, but the actual total right now would be around $275 million.
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