Nov 2, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT
While “Turbo” is set to go to Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 12 here in America, Dreamworks’ animated racing movie is putting up a strong showing at the overseas box office.
The story about a super-fast snail taking on the Indianapolis 500 has managed to bank more than $160 million overseas, with markets such as France, Spain and the United Kingdom most recently having its releases of the film. “Turbo’s” international gross alone is enough to cover the film’s $135 million production budget.
The overseas results for “Turbo” are a stark contrast to the sluggish showing it had here in America. On its opening U.S. weekend, it finished third at the box office ($21.3 million) and according to Box Office Mojo, it’s barely managed to crack $80 million Stateside.
That rough start triggered talk of a potential writedown for Dreamworks according to investors. But with almost $250 million in worldwide ticket sales, “Turbo” is helping the company enjoy higher share prices according to Bloomberg.
It also helps that Dreamworks has been working to stop being so dependent on the box office for its revenue. The company has been expanding into other areas such as toys, video games, and television.
“Turbo” will be part of that particular initiative, as streaming service Netflix will launch an animated series based on the film next month.
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