’s “Ready Player One
” has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office, Warner Bros.
Domestically, the film has hit $120.6 million to date since its opening on March 29. Internationally, the film has grossed $379.5 million, earning more than $200 million in China alone.
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“Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan
, Olivia Cooke
, Ben Mendelsohn
, Lena Waithe
, T.J. Miller
, Mark Rylance
and Simon Pegg
Spielberg directed “Ready Player One” from a screenplay by Zak Penn
and Ernest Cline
, based on the latter’s novel of the same name. Donald De Line
, Kristie Macosko Krieger
, Dan Farah
and Spielberg produced. Adam Somner
, Daniel Lupi
, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman
served as executive producers.
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The film follows a young man who lives in a dystopian future where almost everyone escapes their horrid reality through a virtual world called the Oasis. With the help of his friends, he sets out to complete a quest created by the Oasis
’ late creator before the head of an evil corporation can finish it and take over the virtual system.
Earlier this week, Spielberg became the first director to ever gross more than $10 billion at the worldwide box office, with “Ready Player One
” becoming his highest-grossing film in the last decade and nudging him into eight figures in all-time career grosses.
Spielberg’s all-time top performer was 1993’s “Jurassic Park
,” which grossed $983.8 million worldwide. That was followed by 2008’s critically reviled “Indiana Jones
and the Temple of the Crystal Skull” ($786.6 million) and the 1982 classic “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
,” which earned $717 million — without adjusting for inflation.
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