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Wonka’s Surprisingly Candy Field Workplace Helped Treatment Warner’s Aquaman Blues

Timothée Chalamet and Hugh Grant in Wonka

Picture: Warner Bros.

We snickered on the idea once we first heard about Wonka, and we scratched our heads as soon as we noticed the trailers—particularly the components revealing Hugh Grant’s Ooompa-Loompa character. However one ought to by no means doubt the ability of chocolate… or a singing, dancing, Timothée Chalamet, as a result of Wonka is successful.

Directed by Paddington and Paddington 2‘s Paul King, Wonka—launched in theaters December 15—has already crossed the $100 million mark within the U.S. Selection experiences the movie’s world haul has topped $270 million, which is nice information for Warner Bros., a studio that has one other massive movie anchored by Chalamet coming in March. However whereas Dune: Half Two is predicted to do effectively, contemplating the success of its predecessor, Wonka’s triumph is a little more stunning.

Possibly it shouldn’t be, given the timing and the present box-office panorama: Wonka is a family-friendly musical that fills within the backstory of the beloved Roald Dahl character, so it holds nice attraction for folks on the lookout for one thing to take their youngsters to over the winter holidays. One other Warner Bros. musical in present launch, The Shade Purple, can be doing effectively; the Christmas Day launch has already made practically $30 million domestically. Nonetheless, the information is just not so rosy for a 3rd Warner Bros. launch: James Wan’s Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, which is closing out the present chapter of the DC Prolonged Universe with a little bit of a whimper. It’s pulled in simply over $50 million (a fraction of its $200 million-plus finances) since its December 22 launch. Possibly WB ought to have made it a musical, too?

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