Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Journey 2 Passes "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in Worldwide Box Office

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” Travels Farther Than Its Predecessor, Surpassing $275 Million Worldwide

Ranks #1 Internationally for Fourth Consecutive Weekend

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audience response to New Line Cinema’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” has already taken the new 3D family adventure to greater heights than the 2008 hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” with more than $276.5 million in worldwide box office gross and still counting. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In addition, the new film has held the number one spot in international box office for the past four weekends in a row.

“Journey 2” The Mysterious Island” was a box-office winner in its international debut beginning January 19th, and has so far outpaced its popular predecessor by earning more than $190 million in 52 markets overseas, with some territories, including Japan, yet to release. It then opened February 10th in North America to positive word-of-mouth and has generated over $86.5 million domestically to date.

Moviegoers are also onboard in IMAX® theaters, making the film a giant-screen hit in 448 IMAX® locations around the world, with a box office total exceeding $22.7 million.

In this follow-up to “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzm├ín and Kristin Davis, the new adventure begins when young Sean Anderson receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It’s a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter, they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” is directed by Brad Peyton and produced by Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson and Charlotte Huggins, from a screenplay by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn, screen story by Richard Outten. Serving as executive producers are Michael Bostick, Evan Turner, Marcus Viscidi, Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown and Michael Disco. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography David Tattersall; production designer Bill Boes; costume designer Denise Wingate; and Academy Award® nominee Boyd Shermis ("Poseidon") as visual effects supervisor. The music is composed by Andrew Lockington.

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” is a New Line Cinema presentation of a Contrafilm Production and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Concurrently, the film is being released in IMAX® theatres worldwide.

It is rated PG for some adventure action and brief, mild language.

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