‘Rio’ Helps Fox Hit $1 Billion Mark

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Last weekend, Blue Sky’s 3Dblockbuster hit Rio helped Fox International hit the magic $1 billion dollar mark at the global box office. To date, Carlos Saldanha’s valentine to his native country of Brazil has made over $406 million all over the world (as of May 11). This is the third year in a row that Fox Intl. has hit the $1 billion mark before the other studios. Domestically, Paramount’s Rango continues to be the top-earning animated movie of the year so far, with $121 million in U.S. grosses.

Here is a list of the year’s top-ranking features at the U.S. Box Office (according to Box Office Mojo):

1. Fast Five (Universal) – $145 million

2. Rango (Paramount) – $121 million

3. Rio (Fox) – $117 million

4. Hop (Universal) – $106 million

5. Just Go With It (Sony) – $103 million

6. Gnomeo and Juliet (Disney) – $ 99 million

7. The Green Hornet (Sony) – $98.8 million

8. Battle: Los Angeles (Sony) – $83 million

9. Thor (Paramount) – $80.7 million

10. Limitless (Relativity) – $77 million