‘Ready Player One’ Grosses Over $500 Million At Worldwide Box Office

Spielberg has also become the first director to ever top $10 billion at the worldwide box office.

Ready Player One cast at European premiere

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Ready Player One cast at European premiere

The Steven Spielberg-directed film Ready Player One has grossed more than $500 million at the worldwide box office, according to Warner Bros.

Since its opening on March 29, the VR-centered sci-fi film has earned $120.6 million domestically. Internationally, it has earned $379.5 million in total, garnering over $200 million just in China, The Wrap reported.

The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Mark Rylance, and Simon Pegg.

Earlier this week, Spielberg became the first director to top $10 billion at the worldwide box office. Ready Player One also became his highest-grossing movie in the last 10 years.

Before Ready Player One, 1993’s Jurassic Park, which earned $983.8 million was his top film, which was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull ($786.6 million), and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ($717 million).

Ready Player One focuses on Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) who lives in a dystopian future where everyone uses a virtual world named OASIS in order to break away from real life. Throughout the film, he and a group of friends work to complete a challenge by the late creator of OASIS before an villainous corporation does it instead. The movie is heavily inspired by ‘80s pop culture, even including references from King Kong and dinosaurs that quite possibly escape from Jurassic Park.

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