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Final Note

Latest movie blockbusters make millions overseas

Kai Ryssdal Apr 30, 2012

This final note on the way out. This being a Monday, we were greeted with the customary box office figures for new movies this morning. And we learned “Battleship,” the latest blockbuster from Universal, has taken in $170 million so far.

Which is kinda funny, ’cause it doesn’t open here for another two and a half weeks. Forbes points out that the film — which has been roundly panned — is being opened overseas just to get some of its investment back in advance of possibly taking a drubbing here in the States.

Disney apparently did the same thing with Avengers over the weekend — opened in 13 countries overseas, made $178 million.

Although that one I am gonna go see. C’mon, Captain America and Thor together?

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