SWATH HELPS UNIVERSAL SET RECORD & REACH A BILLION DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE
Universal Studios finally reaches one billion dollars at the domestic box office this year while being the fastest studio to do it overseas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"[Universal] currently boasts four of the top 15 grossing films of 2012 -- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax ($214 million), Ted ($203.6 million), Snow White and the Huntsman ($153.8 million) and Safe House ($126.4 million).
"To boot, Universal is one of only two studios with two films that have grossed more than $200 million this year (the other is Disney)."
THR reports that Battleship was the culprit that slowed Universal down from reaching the goal sooner with its lackluster box office.
Universal is about to release the revamped Bourne Series franchise this weekend with The Bourne Legacy starring The Avengers Jeremy Renner. So the box office future continues to be bright for Universal as the year goes forth.
The current SWATH box office as it stands today is:
+ Foreign: $234,900,000
Total Worldwide: $388,729,955