CATEGORIES Action, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Box Office, Newsstand, Harry Potter, Movie News, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeHere's an insane fact: only five American films have ever made more than $600 million at the foreign box office, and three of them star a kid named Daniel Radcliffe - only The Prisoner of Azkaban fell short. (Gives you some idea of why he gets paid roughly a zillion dollars every time he takes a wizardly breath, huh?) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire recently join its predecessors in the illustrious group, thanks in part to returns of nearly $100 million in Japan, $84 million in the UK, and $62 million in Germany. The film easily outdistanced The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which, as the next-highest grossing film abroad this year, took in "only" $380 million.
In addition to the three Harry Potter films, the other two American movies to enjoy such intense popularity overseas were The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which made $750 million, and James Cameron's 800 pound gorilla of a movie, Titanic, which took in an outrageous $1.2 billion.