Let's face it, Michael Bay's The
Island is a much better film than the US box office has
given credit for. With only $34 million in twenty-four days, we can expect
Deuce Bigalow: European
Gigolo to do better; and that's crap. Luckily for Dreamworks,
and Michael Bay, the international box is appreciating The Island
much, much better.
The Island Enjoys Intl Numbers
This last weekend The Island was able
to finally beat out Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory for the top spot for the international
box office. According to THR,
The Island has experienced an international gross of $63.2 million, thanks
to openings in the UK, Mexico and Russia. Though this might still not be
enough to cover the initial budget of the film, The Island is back
on track to at least break even before licensing and DVD sales. So, if you
are a fan of Michael Bay, rest assured that The Island will still
earn plenty of money by the time we own copies of the DVD in our homes.
If there is one thing The Island has it is a nice entertainment
factor, which is a big element to DVD purchases.
Other than that, it seems that the international box office may be slightly
more attuned to cloning [something that has a 'no no' tag in the US] or
just enjoy a simple action flick.