NEW YORK: The Great Gatsby has crossed the $100 million mark at the US domestic box office within two weeks of its release.
Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel, The Great Gatsby has also raked in $43 million in 49 international territories, hogging the number one spot in the key markets of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia and Taiwan, says Warner Bros. Pictures in a press release.
The international cumulative gross now stands at an estimated $64.4 million, with major markets such as Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Japan yet to open. The worldwide total box office now stands at an impressive $165.1 million.
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said, “The strength of the international opening is a testament to Baz Luhrmann and everyone involved in the film. The movie’s spectacular Cannes launch truly set the stage for the summer of ‘Gatsby’ around the world.”
Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in the film, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfshiem.