Box-Office Milestone: Biblical Epic 'Noah' Crosses $300 Million Globally

10:20 AM PST 04/22/2014 by Pamela McClintock

Darren Aronofsky's film, opening in late March, is the No. 4 top-grossing film of the year.

Paramount and New Regency's biblical epic Noah has sailed past the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office after appealing to mainstream and faith-based audiences alike.

Noah is the fourth-highest-grossing movie of 2014 after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which has earned $586.7 million to date, The Lego Movie ($441.7 million) and 300: Rise of an Empire ($329.2 million). Rio 2 rounds out the top five with earnings of $274.1 million to date.

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The movie, starring Russell Crowe and costing $125 million to produce, is also director Darren Aronofsky's highest-grossing film. Noah rolled out worldwide in late March.

In North America, Noah has earned nearly $100 million to date. The film has done more than double that overseas, fueled by outstanding performances in Russia ($32.8 million) and Brazil ($23.4 million), where Noah is the top-grossing Paramount release of all time. Other notable territory grosses to date include Mexico ($15.5 million), South Korea ($14.3 million), the U.K. ($13.1 million) and Australia ($10.7 million).

Paramount and New Regency decided to release Noah in 3D in select foreign markets where the format continues to thrive, including Russia, South Korea and Latin America.

 


 

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