March 10, 2008

HARD TO TELL?:

'Compass' spins foreign frenzy (ADAM DAWTREY, 3/10/08, Variety)

After its strong start in Japan last week, "The Golden Compass" is on course to make box office history as the first film to gross $300 million in foreign while failing to reach $100 million in North America. [...]

Forte notes, "We probably underperformed in the U.S., and we performed according to expectations outside the U.S. Why? It's so hard to tell."


Let's all put on our thinking caps and try to figure out why a story alleging that the beliefs of 80% of Americans are an evil conspiracy failed...again.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2008 6:00 PM
Comments

Well some ex-exec from defunct New Line is kicking themselves for selling off those overseas rights to stave off bankruptcy - doh!

Posted by: KRS at March 10, 2008 6:55 PM
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