According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg‘s film Ready Player One, first released in the U.S. on March 11, 2018 at the South by Southwest Film Festival, has reached $300 million in worldwide box offices on Friday, April 6, 2018. A Spielberg flick has not reached this milestone since 2011 with his release of The Adventures of Tintin which grossed a total of $374 million. Ready Player One has reached this amount within just its first weeks of worldwide release.
The video game/virtual reality-themed film is most popular in China where it has earned $143 million, making it the “top-grossing Warners title in history in the Middle Kingdom.” In the U.S., the film has grossed $71.9 million, a much smaller sum than the total foreign grossing of $228 million.
The film is based on the best-selling Ernest Cline novel of the same name and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Lena Waithe, and many more.
The film has scored 79% on Rotten Tomatoes and is currently “certified fresh.”