Box Office: Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ Surpasses $150 Million Globally

Timothée Chalamet’s fantasy musical “Wonka” has crossed the $150 million mark at the global box office.


Box Office Success

Timothée Chalamet’s fantasy musical “Wonka” has achieved a significant milestone at the box office, surpassing $150 million in worldwide earnings.

The film debuted at No. 1 in North America, grossing $39 million in its opening weekend. Internationally, it made an impressive $43.2 million. In its second weekend, “Wonka” collected an additional $53.6 million overseas, bringing its foreign total to $112.4 million and its global earnings to $151.4 million.

International Success

Besides the United States and Canada, the film has performed well in several international markets. The United Kingdom contributed $23.2 million to its total earnings, followed by Mexico with $11.2 million and Germany with $8.6 million.

Promising Start for a New Musical

Warner Bros. invested $125 million in the production of “Wonka,” excluding marketing expenses. Despite not being a part of an established franchise, the film has shown promising initial ticket sales. Its association with Roald Dahl's beloved novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” as well as the previous film adaptations, has contributed to its success.

Timothée Chalamet's popularity among audiences, thanks to his previous roles in blockbusters like “Dune” and independent films like “Call Me By Your Name” and “Lady Bird,” has also attracted viewers to “Wonka.”

With positive reviews and enthusiastic audience reception, the film aims to maintain its momentum during the busy holiday season. In December, one of the prime times for moviegoing, “Wonka” will face competition from other anticipated releases like “Migration,” “The Color Purple,” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”