“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.