Danny Boyle’s musically energetic Yesterday just achieved the $100 million milestone, according to Variety. This feat is accomplished amidst a summer filled with buzz surrounding super hero films and popular animated features. During the film’s opening weekend on June 28-30, it generated $17 million. The film is still awaiting its release in 24 different international areas, which can further propel earnings.
Himesh Patel made his feature film debut in Yesterday starring as aspiring musician Jack Malick. Just when all hope seems to be lost as a successful songwriter, Jack makes his major breakthrough after he gets hit by a bus as the entire planet experiences a massive blackout, waking up in a world where certain aspects of pop culture- specifically the Beatles- are no longer remembered. He then leaves behind his hometown to travel the world and present the Beatles’ iconic compositions as his own work. Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran also star alongside Patel.
While the actual members of the Beatles were not directly involved with the film, their hits such as “Back In The U.S.S.R,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and “Hey Jude” ring nostalgically throughout the movie. In order to use these songs, the rights to feature these songs were bought for $10 million.