Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” hit a new milestone at the box-office this week, surpassing $500M at the worldwide box-office. According to Warner Bros. Pictures, the film has earned more than $200 million in China, becoming the 10th-highest U.S. release ever in that market. The film is currently the second-highest grossing movie of 2018, behind Disney’s “Black Panther”.
It’s not too surprising that “Ready Player One” is continuing up the charts, the film opened at number-one domestically with a $41M debut. The film opened against “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,” which grossed over $17M that same weekend.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, “Ready Player One” has been a hit in every country that the film has released in. Domestically, the movie has taken in more the $120.6 million to date and is still in theaters. Internationally, the film is already at an estimated $379.5 million. Completing its worldwide release, “Ready Player One” opened this weekend in Japan.
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 being 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.