Variety has me puzzled again by its ever-evolving jargon. It comes in a review of this week’s box-office at the movies. Writing of The Fate of the Furious (whose fury unfortunately looks to last for many a long year) it has:
A bankable, diverse cast including Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron is leading the film, directed by F. Gary Gray, to a two-frame global total of $744.8 million and worldwide sum of $908.4 million.
Right, in this frame we have the global total and in this one the worldwide sum. No, that doesn’t work. Let’s try this. In our global total the first frame is the US, the second is the UK or the UK plus Europe. No, that doesn’t work either, no division qualifies as global unless it is global and then we’re back to the global/worldwide problem.
Enough! Help needed. (And if it’s something obvious I shall certainly attempt to kick myself, difficult though that may be.)