By Gabriel Rodriguez Acevedo
The Great Gatsby, has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office after only 14 days in release, Dann Fellman President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, announced today.
The film, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’ novel, opened at the top of the international box office, taking in $43 million in 49 territories and scoring the number one spot in the key markets of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia and Taiwan.
In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “Just as the book has been beloved by readers for generations, Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ has already become a favorite of moviegoers. We all congratulate Baz and his amazing cast and crew on the success of the film, which will continue to enjoy the lucrative summer play time.”
Kwan Vandenberg said, “The strength of the international opening is a testament to Baz Luhrmann and everyone involved in the film. The movie’s spectacular Cannes launch truly set the stage for the summer of ‘Gatsby’ around the world.”
“The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Carraway, chasing his own American Dream, lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. The Great Gatsby, international cumulative gross now stands at an estimated $64.4 million; the worldwide total box office now stands at $165.1 million, major markets such as Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Japan yet to open.