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Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Soars in the Global Box Office

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Despite launching on digital platforms last week, Asteroid City continues to forge a lucrative path at the international box office. Wes Anderson’s latest creation has reached a notable $43 million in global box office returns, comprising $17.1 million from international markets and $26.3 million domestically. The film’s performance parallels previous Anderson works like The French Dispatch and Moonrise Kingdom in similar markets. Viewers can now enjoy the film via Video on Demand and in theaters.

Over the past weekend, the film accrued $2.37 million worldwide. Asteroid City pulled in $1.2 million internationally from 36 markets, and $1.16 million from the domestic box office. The UK and Ireland were the most lucrative markets this weekend, contributing $400,000 to the film’s growing revenue, surpassing The French Dispatch. Although the film witnessed a 43% decline in French box office this weekend, it aligns with the performance of Anderson’s 2018 film Isle of Dogs. Collectively, the weekend box office contributes to the film’s strong theatrical run, an impressive feat amidst the glut of big-budget blockbusters typically released during summer. Indeed, the film’s earnings have surpassed the total domestic earnings of The French Dispatch.

An Enchanting Extension to Wes Anderson’s Portfolio

Set in the fictitious desert town of Asteroid City, the film captures the experiences of a group of students and their parents attending a stargazing convention. However, an incredible and almost inconceivable event leads to their quarantine within the town. Anderson’s signature aesthetic appeal saturates the film, characterized by pastel hues and a mid-century vibe that have become synonymous with his distinct style. Released concurrently with the ‘Anderson-izing’ trend on TikTok and Instagram, which gives ordinary events a quirky twist, the film clearly exemplifies why audiences love Anderson’s unique filmmaking style, although Anderson himself has voiced his disapproval of such trends.

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Asteroid City boasts an ensemble cast, featuring Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Maya Hawke, and Matt Dillon, among others. The film, written and directed by Anderson, originates from a story by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Focus Features and Universal Features distribute the film, which is now available for viewing on VOD and in theaters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City

How is ‘Asteroid City’ performing in the global box office?

‘Asteroid City’, despite being released to digital platforms, continues to perform well at the global box office. It has passed $43 million worldwide, earning $17.1 million internationally and $26.3 million domestically.

What is ‘Asteroid City’ about?

‘Asteroid City’ is set in a fictional desert town of the same name. It follows a group of students and their parents attending a stargazing convention, but they end up quarantined in the town after witnessing an incredible event.

Who are some of the notable cast members in ‘Asteroid City’?

‘Asteroid City’ features a star-studded cast including Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Maya Hawke, and Matt Dillon among others.

Who are the distributors of ‘Asteroid City’?

The film is distributed by Focus Features and Universal Features.

Where can I watch ‘Asteroid City’?

You can watch ‘Asteroid City’ on Video on Demand and in theaters.

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JustAnotherFan July 17, 2023 - 1:16 pm

didnt expect the french box office to drop tho, thought they loved Anderson’s movies?

John Doe July 17, 2023 - 1:21 pm

wow, $43 mil already? thats crazy, go Wes Anderson!

MovieLover101 July 17, 2023 - 8:46 pm

I’ve seen it twice already! Pastel colors and mid-century vibes are sooo amazing!! Love Anderson’s work!!

RandomUser July 18, 2023 - 3:31 am

watched it on VOD last night, anderson really has his own style huh? Not everyone’s cup of tea but i enjoyed it.

FilmBuff July 18, 2023 - 5:30 am

asteroid city, next on my watch list…the cast alone is mindblowing.

SeriousCritic July 18, 2023 - 6:23 am

Anderson and Coppola, writing together again? Expecting a cinematic masterpiece!


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