Box Office: 'Ready Player One' Is First Steven Spielberg Film to Hit $300M Since 2011
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One crossed the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office on Friday, becoming the first film directed by Spielberg to achieve that feat since The Adventures of Tintin ($374 million) in 2011.
To boot, Ready Player One reached the milestone in its first week in release.
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow film is doing its biggest business in China, where it has earned $143 million to date to become the top-grossing Warners title in history in the Middle Kingdom.
In North America, Ready Player One's total through Thursday was $71.9 million. Its overall foreign total is roughly $228 million.
Spielberg's last big-budget commercial film, The BFG, was a major disappointment, topping out at $55.5 million domestically and $183.3 million globally following its release in summer 2016.
His recent adult dramas, such as the Oscar-nominated The Post, have been solid box-office players. The Post has grossed $168.7 million since its release in December.
by Graeme McMillan
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