Title: “Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Surpasses Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ at International Box Office”
In an unexpected turn of events, Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” has taken the lead over Taylor Swift’s much-anticipated movie, “The Eras Tour,” at the international box office. Starring Hollywood icons Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon” has garnered an impressive $21 million from 63 overseas markets, surpassing the $10.5 million added by Swift’s production in its second weekend.
While “The Eras Tour” may be ruling the North American theaters, “Killers of the Flower Moon” has proven its global appeal by raking in $23 million domestically, propelling its total worldwide earnings to a staggering $44 million. The film’s success can be attributed to its gripping storyline based on the novel by David Grann, which explores mysterious murders that took place when significant oil deposits were discovered on the Osage nation’s land in the 1920s. Co-starring Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons, the movie has garnered both critical acclaim and positive audience reception, boasting a remarkable 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A-” CinemaScore.
Interestingly, Apple, the streaming service that backed the $200 million production, has a distinct measure of success compared to traditional theatrical players. Apple emphasizes the film’s profile and its value in future streaming windows, rather than solely focusing on box office earnings. Consequently, “Killers of the Flower Moon” marks the first of three upcoming Apple movies to receive a significant theatrical run. Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” and Matthew Vaughn’s “Argylle” are also set to hit theaters in the next six months, showcasing Apple’s commitment to bridging the gap between streaming and traditional cinema experiences.
The United Kingdom has emerged as the biggest market for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” with ticket sales totaling $3 million. Close behind are France, Germany, Australia, and Spain, highlighting the film’s international appeal and diverse fanbase.
In other news, Universal’s animated film, “Trolls Band Together,” has earned $14.3 million internationally, with a cumulative total of $16 million. Although slightly below the performance of its predecessor at the same point in its run, the sequel is set to make its mark when it releases in the US and Canada on November 17.
As the global box office landscape continues to evolve, “Killers of the Flower Moon” has showcased that success is no longer solely measured by domestic ticket sales. With captivating storytelling and a star-studded cast, the movie has captivated audiences worldwide, setting the stage for Apple’s ambitious foray into the world of theatrical releases.
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