Despite being released on digital platforms last week, Asteroid City continues to make a significant impact at the global box office. With its earnings steadily increasing, the recent project from Wes Anderson has now passed $43 million worldwide, with $17.1 million from international markets and $26.3 domestically. The performance of the film closely aligns with Anderson’s previous works like The French Dispatch and Moonrise Kingdom in the same markets. Those, who are interested, can watch the movie now on Video on Demand as well as in theaters.
During the past week, Asteroid City achieved a global box office revenue of $2.37 million. Internationally, the total earning is $1.2 million across 36 markets, while domestically it brought $1.16 million. Specifically, The UK and Ireland appeared as the strongest markets for the film, contributing $400 thousand dollars to its overall box office earnings, outperforming the performance of The French Dispatch. However, they experienced a 43% decline in the French box office, putting it in line with Anderson’s 2018 film Isle of Dogs. Despite this, the movie continues to have a solid theatrical run, particularly considering the frequency of blockbuster movies dominating the summer box office. In fact, the movie ‘Asteroid City’ has even managed to pass the lifetime earnings of The French Dispatch at the domestic box office.
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A Charming Addition to Wes Anderson’s Oeuvre
Asteroid City is set in the fictional desert town of Asteroid City, where the story revolves around a group of students and their parents who attend a stargazing convention. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when they find that they are quarantined in the small town after witnessing a remarkable and almost unbelievable event. The film is full of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic charm, featuring a pastel wash and mid century flare, making the film so aesthetically distinct. Coincidentally, the movie debuted during the rise of the ‘Anderson-izing’ trend on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Although Anderson is not a huge fan of such trends and has purposely avoided engaging them, his latest film shows us precisely what captivates us about his unique filmmaking style.
Asteroid City boasts an impressive all-star cast, including Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Maya Hawke, and Matt Dillon. The film was both written and directed by Wes Anderson, with the story being a collaboration between Anderson and Roman Coppola. Focus Features and Universal Features handle distribution of the film. Viewers now have the opportunity to enjoy Asteroid City through Video on Demand and in theaters.
Check out the trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest film, Asteroid City, and get a sneak peek into the whimsical journey!