Steven Spielberg’s latest sci-fi epic “Ready Player One” reached a new milestone at the box-office this week, bringing in over $300M worldwide. The film recently opened in China, and is expected to have another terrific weekend domestically. Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that the film surpasses that number today, an impressive gross considering that the film is only now going into its second weekend in theaters.
With nearly $143M and counting at the Chinese box office, “Ready Player One” is already the biggest Warner Bros. release ever in China. Additionally, the widely acclaimed film topped the domestic box office in its opening weekend, and also debuted at #1 in major international markets, including France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Australia. The film is also playing strong in such major territories as the UK and Korea, with Germany opening this weekend and Japan on April 20th.
Spielberg directed “Ready Player One” from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s global bestseller of the same name. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Spielberg and Dan Farah. Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
“Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Spielberg’s behind-the-scenes creative team was led by director of photography Janusz Kaminski, production designer Adam Stockhausen, editors Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar, and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone. The score is by Alan Silvestri.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Amblin Production, a De Line Pictures Production, a Steven Spielberg Film, “Ready Player One.”
Playing in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX, the film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film has been rated PG-13.