In case you were concerned about how Paramount was doing internationally (I know it has kept me up at night many a time), do not fret. Paramount International has just announced that their the first studio to cross the $2 billion mark in 2011. They crossed this mark last year as well, but this year they did it five months earlier.
How did they do it? Mostly Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which was the studios first $500 million plus film ever. Add to that Kung Fu Panda 2, which currently has an international gross of $447.3m as well as Thor ($267.4 m). Rango, Little Fockers and True Grit and you’ve got quite a large sum of money that Captain America is only adding to.
Important people who run such things for Paramount are excited about the large money baths they will be taking and have thanked their marketing teams, the filmmakers and Leo, the guy who brings them drinks with tiny umbrellas in them.[via THR]