The movie Free ou was the surprise of the summer and continues to exceed expectations. On Monday, the Disney / 20th Century Studios movie surpassed $ 300 million at the worldwide box office, and it was only the fifth Hollywood title to cross that threshold in 2021. So far, the Ryan Reynolds movie has grossed $ 114.1 million in the box office. domestic and $ 203.3 million at the international box office for a total of $ 317.4 million.
Not only is this a box office win for Disney, but it’s also a win for the original IP, as it’s the only original IP movie to reach $ 300 million in 2021, and only the second, except Tenet, to do so since the pandemic began. The video game-inspired film directed by Shawn Levy is a hit with both audiences and critics, as it achieves a critical score of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A-score on Cinema Score.
Although it hits $ 300 million, it seems tame compared to most blockbusters Free ou which started in August, just as the Delta variant began to distribute, it is a relatively impressive show at the box office. It was also the first release by Disney that was exclusively for theaters after both Jungle Cruise and Black widow had hybrid editions in theaters and on Disney +. It was a decision returned to Disney based on the lawsuit filed by Scarlett Johansson against them.
Free ouThe box office of the box office was also assisted because it was released in China, an event that many films in 2021 have not yet received. It premiered in China on August 27 and earned $ 89 million, with a forecast of about $ 93 million. It is the third film with the biggest profit in China since the market reopened in July 2020.
In other countries, Free ouAccording to Deadline, the international numbers are led by the United Kingdom ($ 21.2 million), Russia ($ 10.8 million), France ($ 5.2 million), Saudi Arabia ($ 4.7 million), Germany ( $ 4.6 million), Japan ($ 4.5 million), Australia ($ 4.3 million), Spain ($ 3.3 million) and Mexico ($ 3.3 million). “
Disney clearly has confidence in this IP because it has a long theatrical run and Disney has confirmed, according to Ryan Reynolds, that they are interested in a sequel. On August 14, Reynolds tweeted: “After three years of sending #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney today confirmed that they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo !! #irony.”
In reality, Free ou was still making money at the box office, coming in at number 2 for the weekend of September 17, with $ 5.1 million. It was behind another Disney version, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which continues its successful domestic run, bringing in $ 21.6 million. But, Shang-Chi has not yet received a release date in China, which will definitely hurt the total number at the international box office. The rest of the top 5 include Huil Macho, the latest Clint Eastwood movie, candy man, en Malignant.
Free ou stars Reynolds as an NPC (non-playable character) in a video game world that loosens the programming that makes him do the same things every day. He lives in a video game called Free City, a game that is a combination of both car theft and Fortnite. The rest of the cast includes Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi and Lil Rel Howery. You can see more information about the box office at The Numbers.
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