The controversial road-trip racial relations drama Green Book, from director Peter Farrelly (Movie 43), has now passed $300 million at the international box office, thanks to a strong post-Oscars buzz.
The feature, from Universal Pictures and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, has now grossed $84.5 million in the US and $219.6 million internationally, pushing its global takings to $304 million.
Green Book’s box office numbers were aided by renewed interest spurred by the flick’s divisive Best Picture win at the Academy Awards, and by a strong showing in China – where it’s the second-highest grossing Best Picture winner ever, behind only James Cameron’s 1997 melodramatic magnum opus Titanic.
The flick has easily outperformed last year’s Best Picture winner, visionary director Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which earned $195 million worldwide across its theatrical run.
Green Book won three Oscars in total, and is still playing in theatres