News Sweet Victory: 'Wonka' Unwraps a Box Office Sensation
Sweet Victory: 'Wonka' Unwraps a Box Office Sensation
Based on the 2005 film 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and Willy Wonka's adventures before opening his chocolate factory, 'Wonka' is one of the most watched films of the current year since its release. So it is close to breaking a box office record. Details below 👇
"Wonka" Focuses On The Adventures Of Willy Wonka From "Charlie's Chocolate Factory".
Who is Willy Wonka? Willy Wonka is the protagonist of Wonka's and Timothée Chalamet plays the title character. The film is officially set before 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Chalamet's character is a younger version of Gene Wilder's character. In this film, we see his adventures before the opening of the famous chocolate factory.
"Wonka" Also Dazzles With Its Cast.
The film's A-list cast also includes Calah Lane, Keegan Michael-Key, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and more. King directed and executive produced the film based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby. Wonka is currently in cinemas and will be released for digital purchase and rental on 30 January. The film will be available to purchase on 4K ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from 27 February.
The Film Has Been The Most Preferred Film In The Cinema Halls Since The First Week Of Its Release.
Almost two months after its release, the Paul King-directed musical prequel about the life of Willy Wonka continues to captivate audiences, proving that 'Wonka' is still the sweetest option in town for moviegoers. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as the famous chocolatier, taking over the legendary role once played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. The film chronicles the early life of Wonka, a budding chocolatier trying to build his reputation after the death of his mother. On his journey to build his own confectionery empire, he finds himself forced to confront the Chocolate Cartel and the adventure begins.
So The Film's Earnings Were Astonishing.
'Wonka' grossed $5.91 million in the U.S. this weekend, down a respectable 12% from the previous weekend, bringing its U.S. earnings to a total of $195 million. Internationally, it collected nearly $7.8 million from 77 overseas markets, an impressive drop of just 33%. The film's international earnings have now reached $356.9 million, bringing its global cumulative total to $552.0 million.
"Wonka" Is A Far Step Up From Its Predecessors.
'Wonka' has already surpassed the last adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel. Tim Burton's 'Charlie's Chocolate Factory' earned $475 million worldwide despite mixed reviews. In contrast, Wonka received glowing reviews and the film continues to play well in cinemas. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a new rating of 83% positive and approved, and an audience score of 91% shows how well the film has been received by family audiences.
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