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Christmas: The gift that keeps giving

As 2008 comes to a close, early estimates indicate that the MPAA companies' year at the overseas boxoffice will come close to 2007's all-time record of $9.4 billion.

Overseas boxoffice close to 2007 record

As 2008 comes to a close, early estimates indicate that the MPAA companies' year at the overseas boxoffice will come close to 2007's all-time record of $9.4 billion.

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It was a merry Christmas indeed for the overseas movie biz as holiday revelers turned out in droves to applaud a diverse group of films.

‘Madagascar 2’ tops hale overseas b.o.

It was a merry Christmas indeed for the overseas movie biz as holiday revelers turned out in droves to applaud a diverse group of films.

Christmas early for ‘Madagascar’

As Paramount/DreamWorks "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" delivered a one-two punch at the overseas boxoffice during the weekend, the major studios were focusing on Christmas week, the top moviegoing period of the year.

‘Madagascar 2’ in front ahead of holiday

As Paramount/DreamWorks "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" delivered a one-two punch at the overseas boxoffice over the weekend, the major studios were focusing in on Christmas week, the top moviegoing period of year.

Animal magnetism overseas

As the studios jockey for overseas Christmas-week business, Paramount/DreamWorks' "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" hurdled to the forefront with an estimated weekend blast of $33.5 million from 5,959 screens in 56 territories, ousting Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" ($21 million from 92 markets) from the international command post.

‘Madagascar 2’ knocks off ‘Earth’ overseas

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" hurdled to the forefront overseas with a weekend blast of $33.5 million from 5,959 screens in 56 territories.

MISSING HEADLINE

After this weekend, Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and Paramount/ DreamWorks' "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" are the strongly positioned favorites that will draw the most moviegoers to overseas multiplexes during the holidays.

‘Earth’ has a gravitational pull

After this weekend, 20th Century Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and Paramount/DreamWorks' "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" are the strongly positioned favorites that will draw the most moviegoers to overseas multiplexes during the holidays.

‘Earth’ stands tallest overseas with $39 mil frame

Backed by 7,700 screens in 90 territories, 20th Century Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" took command of the overseas market during the weekend with a $39 million gross as the major studios vied for positioning for the upcoming holiday season.

‘Earth’ is No. 1 overseas

Backed by 7,700 screens in 90 territories, 20th Century Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" took command of the overseas market during the weekend.