Doubters will be eating humble pie. Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow, and Heyday Films’ Wonka is proving to be a box office juggernaut. It is demonstrating the kind of staying power that only your Mom can appreciate.

This movie has legs. Very long legs. Despite being released for a month, it is still riding high at the domestic box office. This weekend it crossed the $500 million mark worldwide. Yesterday it was at $505.3 million, with $329.1 million of that from outside North America. That is not the end of the good news for Wonka, as it still is yet to open in several major markets.

With $71 million in the UK, $21 million in Australia, and $25 million in France it is now Paddington director Paul King’s highest-grossing film ever.

It was just beaten to the top slot by David Ayer’s Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, which pulled in over $37 million worldwide.  That revived a boost of $8.1 million from IMAX screenings.

Mean Girls has opened in key markets, and pulled in $34.5 million on it’s debut. Further down, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is pushing on slow and steady, with an international take moving it forward to $373.7 million.

Over the next few weeks the release schedule picks up a bit, starting with Migration, then Argylle, and Madame Web before Dune Part Two arrives.

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