Martin Scorsese is celebrating that after fifty years directing films (and bloody classic ones too!), he has finally made a film which has cracked the $300 million mark in its worldwide box office haul.
The Wolf of Wall Street, a magnificent film by the way, has just passed the $300 million mark, and its worldwide box office stands at $304.88 million.
Made on a budget of $100 million, the Leonardo DiCaprio starring film has so far achieved box office returns of $107.9 million in the US.
THR cites strong performances in territories outside of the US. It has earned north of $20 million in France, Ireland/UK and Germany. It is performing very well in Spain and Italy. And it still has areas with which to conquer.
With a running time of three hours, this also marks a huge victory for Scorsese as cinemas are limited to how many shows they can play throughout the day. We also have the BAFTAs and the Oscars coming up, and films which win usually see a quick uplift in cinema ticket sales, with most cinema chains bringing films back for a few special shows if they have already been and gone.
If there is any justice in the world, The Wolf of Wall Street will win something!
The Wolf of Wall Street is Scorsese and DiCaprio’s fifth film together, and was a passion project of DiCaprio’s for years. Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together on five films since 2002, and box office takings on each film have increased over the years, with Shutter Island coming closest to $300 million by grossing $294.8 million worldwide in 2010.
The Departed earned $289 million in 2006. The Aviator crossed the $213 million mark in 2004. And Gangs of New York, their first film together, made $193.7 million in 2002.
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The Wolf of Wall Street see’s director Martin Scorsese once again working with star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Based on ex-stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s memoirs, Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the role of Belfort, and his rise and fall in the 1980s financial scene. Hard partying and drug abusing Belfort was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering, and spent 22 months in a federal prison as a result.
Belfort’s memoirs have been adapted by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland produce, alongside Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Alexandra Milchan, DiCaprio and his partner Jennifer Killoran.
The film also stars Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.
Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.