‘Edge of tomorrow’ clocks in as the weekend’s #1 film worldwide

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ grossed $111.1 million, making it the weekend’s #1 film internationally and worldwide.  The announcement was made by Domestic Distribution president Dan Fellman and Warner Bros. International Distribution president Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.


Internationally, the film has been in limited release for 12 days, including Wednesday openings, and debuted in an additional 36 countries over the weekend, earning an impressive $82 million, including outstanding returns in Russia with $8.6 million, China with $25 million and Korea at $16.6 million.  The international cumulative gross now stands at $111 million.  On the domestic side, in its first three days of release, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ has grossed $29.1 million, bringing the worldwide total to $140.1 million and counting.


In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “‘Edge of Tomorrow’ has received terrific critical acclaim, which has been echoed by audiences who have responded to the film and the fantastic performances of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.  Word-of-mouth is extremely strong, which should continue to drive moviegoers to the theatre, either for the first time or to enjoy the film again.”


Kwan Vandenberg said, “‘Edge of Tomorrow’ has risen above the crowded summer marketplace and continues to gain momentum, from our massive opening in Korea to the incredible results we’ve seen in Russia and China.  We congratulate Doug Liman, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and the remarkable filmmakers, cast and crew on reaching this terrific benchmark.” 


Oscar nominee Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ under the direction of Doug Liman.


The epic action unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.


 Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission.  Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.


But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt).  And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.


The international cast also includes Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda and Tony Way.


Liman directed ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel entitled All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  Erwin Stoff produced, along with Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs.  The executive producers are Doug Liman, David Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, with Tim Lewis and Kim Winther serving as co-producers.

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