Peter Farrelly’s 'Green Book' scores biggest post-Oscar boost in eight years
Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ has scored the biggest post-Oscar bump of any best picture winner in eight years at the US box office.
Earlier to that, ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Argo’ likewise earned around USD 2 million on the first post-Oscar weekend. The winner in 2012, The Artist, fared better with USD 3.6 million (both ‘The Artist’ and ‘The King’s Speech’ were from Harvey Weinstein, an expert at turning awards attention into box office glory).
‘Green Book's’ domestic total through Sunday is USD 75.9 million, the top domestic showing for a best picture winner since ‘Argo’ (USD 136 million) seven years ago. Analysts now believe ‘Green Book’ will get to USD 90 million in the U.S.
The film is also enjoying a major post-Oscar boost overseas, where it took in another USD 31.9 million — including an impressive China bow of USD 17.1 million — for a foreign cume of USD 112.1 million and USD 188 million globally.
The film earned USD 1.9 million for the weekend for a domestic total of USD 212.9 million. Ditto for Sony's ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ which claimed the Oscar for best animated feature. The film earned USD 2.1 million as it swung to USD 187.4 million domestically.