As of now the 3rd highest grossing movie of the year is Ice Age 4. Its made $630m purely overseas it's going to make more money overseas than toy story 3, ice age 3 already did! No ice age movie has ever cracked 200m domestic at the box office though and ice age 4 only sits at 143m and will likely make less money then the 1st ice age did 10 years ago. So this franchise is purely an international phenomena right now making 80% of its money overseas. Coming from someone who lives in north america can anyone explain why these films are so damn huge bigger than anything disney or dreamworks puts put?