Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Oscar Winner “Green Book” is a Box Office Hit, After Just 16 Weeks and A Lot of Patience: $200 Mil Worldwide


“Green Book” is finally a box office hit. UPDATE 3/8: Just crossed $200 million worldwide.

It only took 16 weeks, a lot of patience.

When Peter Farrelly’s ultimate Oscar winner was first released it didn’t get a lot of traction. Despite good reviews, the movie suffered from crazy PR attacks as it was pitched into the Oscar race.

Today “Green Book” has $75 million domestically and a total of $190 million around the world. But it took winning the Oscar for Best Picture to really kick into high gear. In the last eight days since the Oscars, “Green Book” has made around $6 million, and could be headed to least $90 million. (Dare I say $100 mil?)

If “Green Book” hadn’t won the Oscar, it would have stopped right there at $69 million. This Friday would have likely been its last day in theaters. Instead, the film– which also picked up Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Screenplay– should stick around for another month. Not bad.

By contrast, “The Favourite”– released around the same time– will top out at $35 million, even with a Best Actress win for Olivia Colman. And “Can You Forgive Me?”– another contender– will wrap up at less than $10 million.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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