Foreign sales with regard to movies means foreign distribution of a movie. It is licensing of a film in various territories and media outside the U.S. and Canada. American distributors normally acquire English-speaking Canadian rights when they license U.S. rights in a movie. The distribution rights will be given to distributors in other countries and the income generated from it is used to pay the investors and other dues. Foreign sales used to be the major share of the sales made on a film.