Timothée Chalamet's WONKA Surpasses The $600M Mark At The Global Box Office

Timothée Chalamet's WONKA Surpasses The $600M Mark At The Global Box Office Timothée Chalamet's WONKA Surpasses The $600M Mark At The Global Box Office

Warner Bros. Discovery has a winner on its hands with Timothée Chalamet's Willy Wonka prequel film. The studio likely has its fingers crossed that Chalamet can do it again with Dune: Part Two.

By MarkJulian - Feb 19, 2024 12:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

As we predicted back in January, Warner Bros. Discovery's Wonka has surpassed the $600M worldwide box office mark. 

With a production budget of $125M, the film needed to gross somewhere in the neighborhood of $380M to reach the break-even point.  The Timothée Chalamet-led film has definitely eclipsed that mark as it now looks to close in on $620M before it finishes its run in theaters.

WBD is certainly hoping that  Chalamet pulls off a similar feat when Dune: Part Two hits theaters in a few weeks.

Director Paul  has already expressed his interest in creating a follow-up, and considering the box office results, it's certain that WB is also considering it.

"It’s set 25 years before the factory — but like you said, there’s 25 years and plenty more things that happen to Willy Wonka," said King in reference to where Wonka ends and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory begins.

Chalamet also added, "Something twisted happens [to Wonka]. I don’t know how we started like this and end there — I don’t know what the story is."

Wonka is directed by King from a script he co-wrote alongside Simon Farnaby. The film is based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

The cast in the film includes Chalamet as Willy Wonka, Calah Lane as Noodle, Keegan-Michael Key as the Police Chief, Hugh Grant as the Oompa-Loompa Lofty, Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Wonka, Paterson Joseph as Arthur Slugworth, Matt Lucas as Gerald Prodnose and Natasha Rothwell as Piper Benz.

Wonka currently has an 83% approval rating on the aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 7.3 out of 10.

WONKA Synopsis:
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor.  Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

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