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5:33 pm - 07/11/2012

"LOL" makes $1.6 million in Scandinavia!



Miley Cyrus’ recent film LOL may not have been a Party In The USA for the singer/actress, but it seems it was a hit elsewhere in the world!
The flick, starring Miley and Demi Moore, made only $46,500 in the States during its opening weekend in early May…and wasn’t even screened for critics!

However, it seems the coming-of-age movie faired far better over in Europe, in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, where it’s been reported as a MASSIVE success!

Very interesting indeed!

In Scandinavia, LOL grossed $1.6 million, which is a pretty big deal for such small countries, and theaters are STILL screening it!

Our source tells us that Miley has a “very large and loyal” fan base over in Scandinavia and that the film’s “European feel” probably also helped contribute to its success!

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ohkimosabe 11th-Jul-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Oh wow I didnt even know it was out...
pseudovirus 11th-Jul-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
yes
pseudovirus 11th-Jul-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
damn! netherlands miley fans are officially my fave miley fans now. gj guys!!

and yayy, only a few more weeks until it's out on DVD in the US!
missiigirl 11th-Jul-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Scandenavia =
Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

;) Benelux = Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

Edited at 2012-07-11 05:28 pm (UTC)
pseudovirus 11th-Jul-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
ty for correcting me! i know i shouldn't be this ignorant about geography.

...does it help that i can locate all of those places on a map? D:
naginis 11th-Jul-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Actually, Scandinavia is Norway, Denmark and Sweden..
spellmanian 11th-Jul-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
sometimes scandinavia is also taken to include finland due to their close proximity and associations.
wendilili 11th-Jul-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Finland is not Scandinavia!
preparatory 11th-Jul-2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
i wonder if it would have done well over here with proper promotion or if what they're talking about with the whole "european feel" thing wouldn't have gone over well
swifterland 11th-Jul-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
yeah I wonder how people here are going to react to the "european feel" when it comes out because I feel like some people are going to be a little turned off by some parts, like the scene when lola and her mom take a bath together and her mom comments on her bikini wax (i think?) because I know a lot of people who would probably find that extremely awkward/weird/gross lol
preparatory 11th-Jul-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
yeah, i dunno. i definitely don't think the bath thing is normal. idc about the bikini wax thing. but that's not something that would prevent me from seeing the movie.
animalsrule_xo 11th-Jul-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Yay go Scandinavia!
forsureyoudo 11th-Jul-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Is there any download link?
missiigirl 11th-Jul-2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
In the Netherlands it is #4 at the movies top 10.

Edited at 2012-07-11 05:29 pm (UTC)
mmaia19 11th-Jul-2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Cool she deserves it!
fineapplewine 11th-Jul-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
It's actually done pretty decently internationally. Especially considering it still had limited release in most countries and hasn't been released in a lot of places yet (idt it's come out in South America yet where a lot of her fanbase is).


Considering this, I think her next album will probably do better internationally again like CBT did lol.
carolmp15 11th-Jul-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
The movie leaked, so instead of being released in September here in Brazil, it's gonna be released next week.
twerkbitch 11th-Jul-2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
Damn, go Germany!
adorabledoll 11th-Jul-2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Glad it's doing well in Germany. I still haven't seen it though.
spellmanian 11th-Jul-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
proud of my german people rn!
twerkbitch 11th-Jul-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Me too! I'm American but I've lived in Germany for 10 years (since I was 9) so I think I'm more German than American haha..
spellmanian 11th-Jul-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
my dad and his family were born and raised in germany. he came over to america later in life and met my mom :) so german culture and stuff is kind of part of me. i really want to go over there soon! last time she went my mom became obsessed with german chocolate so i'm hoping to bribe her with that
carolmp15 11th-Jul-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know how much this movie cost?
carolinex33 11th-Jul-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
wiki says 11 million can't be much if they had Miley using her own clothes
carolmp15 11th-Jul-2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
oh dear lord, well at least they gonna make some of it back.
pseudovirus 11th-Jul-2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
DVD sales will make up for a lot of it, and licensing to hulu/netflix.

miley's movies always perform very well in dvd sales & still consistently make $$

dvd sales (domestic)
The Last Song: $32,976,694
Hannah Montana: $61,006,774
Bolt: $84,038,561
BOBW Tour: $18,216,085

& this movie is supposedly going to be actually marketed by lionsgate's distribution department. they're even giving away copies to fansites, idek lol. i feel like the general public in the US is going to find out about this movie through the dvd promotion. so backwards.

i don't think this DVD will have the success of the above movies that all had a full theatrical release, but it'll probably sell pretty well.
carolmp15 11th-Jul-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
yes, but from what i'm seeing they're already paying the movie with releases outside the US, the DVD's are coming only to help that.

Where did you get the info from DVD sales?
pseudovirus 11th-Jul-2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
i linked it in the comment bb http://www.the-numbers.com/people/MCYRU.php

it was in the text tho so i can see how you missed the link :x sorry

yeah, they are pretty much bringing the budget back in overseas right now. the dvd sales are what will probably push it to the "woo it made a decent profit" zone.
carolmp15 11th-Jul-2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oops, my bad! Didn't notice that!

Oh my! I was looking for Monte Carlo and it did okay I guess, considering it was her first "real" movie and it wasn't even released in a lot of countries.
pseudovirus 11th-Jul-2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
yeah, MC was kind of a watch-it-once movie for a lot of people. looking at the #'s now for box office & dvd sales, i think it did about the same as most movies in that genre (teen comedy). teen movies seem to rarely make that much and have a hard time being advertised/finding an audience. idg why but they tend to underperform no matter who's starring. it's very rare that you get a 'mean girls' or 'easy a'. maybe you need to have red hair to have a successful teen comedy, lol.
carolmp15 11th-Jul-2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
YES! OMG yes, it looks like it..
flawlessa 11th-Jul-2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
I feel like so little was spent on its promotion in general that once the filming budget is recouped, a large portion of the excess will be profit because there was no marketing money spent in addition to be be seen as money to be recovered from tix/dvd sales
carolinex33 11th-Jul-2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
the movie will probably make the budget back with the help of the dvd sells so that's good.
drasticxhero 11th-Jul-2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
its scandinavia.
twerkbitch 11th-Jul-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Fixed! Sorry about that! :)
wendilili 11th-Jul-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
I live in Sweden and I saw a lot of ads and promo for the movie over here.
thewaroutside 11th-Jul-2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
aw congrats babygirl, and damn Germany, a million for you! :)
teenagedreamxxx 11th-Jul-2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
i need more Douglas Booth in my life, dude is fine.
imahouseofcards 12th-Jul-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Not anymore, he grew his hair out and he's ugly now lol
pixiedustx3 11th-Jul-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yay go Scandinavia and Germany!
Can't wait to see it :)
flawlessa 11th-Jul-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Doesn't surprise me that Germany did well, weren't those dubbed interviews part of the German promo?
wthplz 11th-Jul-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
yep I live in Norway, and everyone seems to love the film over here. I've watched it two times, and the cinema was full each time.
flawlessa 11th-Jul-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
also oblig fuck you lionsgate for messing this up. cunts.
rinanina101 12th-Jul-2012 02:24 am (UTC)
so what does this mean for So Undercover? are they gonna actually release it?
poisedminds 12th-Jul-2012 10:47 am (UTC)
netherlands, really? all the people that i know that like/d miley hated the movie
but whatevvssss
hheleene 12th-Jul-2012 11:37 am (UTC)
damn that's a lot from norway and it's still in the top 10
imahouseofcards 12th-Jul-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Shame that it could've done well in the US if it wasn't for no promo
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