Sony’s Peter Rabbit is hopping way ahead of all its competition in the U.K. The charming CG/live-action hybrid hit the big £38,475,923 (about $54 million) mark on Friday, taking it past Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which has made around £38,465,082 ($53.98 million) This makes the film Sony’s highest-grossing non-Bond title in the country. Skyfall is U.K.’s highest-grossing film of all time with £103.2 million ($144.44 million) behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens with £123.2 million ($172.91 million). Peter Rabbit was released in the U.K. six weeks ago.
Despite some initial mumblings about the more modern, frantic approach to the Beatrix Potter property, the Will Gluck-directed movie found its audience in the both the U.S. and around the globe. Currently, the movie has made over $113.9 million Stateside and over $299. 156 million globally. Next big stop for U.K. audiences is Avengers: Infinity War which will be released on April 26, and Sherlock Gnomes which is arriving on May 11.
You can read our behind-the-scenes story about the making of the movie here.
Source: Screen International