LES MISERABLES Surpasses $200M Worldwide; UK Opening Breaks Box Office Records
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by Movies News Desk
Tom Hooper's Academy Award-nominated big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES has now officially surpassed the $200 million mark worldwide, as of its Friday, January 11, overseas openings, according to Deadline.com.
Yesterday's Les Mis opening in the UK grossed $3.7 million in just one day. The movie, which opened in 589 locations, is sitting at No. 1 in the UK and boasts the biggest opening day for a musical in that market.
Now playing in 22 international territories, the film will open this weekend in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Cyprus and Vietnam, with 40 more territories scheduled over the next two months. It's current international gross totals $96.7 million.
Additionally, Les Miserables is the top grossing musical of all time in Korea and Hong Kong and the best opening of a musical in Australia, Spain, Singapore and Trinidad.
Domestically, Les Mis has grossed a total of $109 million. The film opened in the top spot on Christmas Day, taking in $18 million at the box office.
Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.