‘Green Book’ Earns Biggest Post-Oscar Bump In 8 Years

Green Book scored the biggest post-Oscar bump of any best picture winner in eight years at the domestic box office over the weekend. The film grossed $4.7 million from 2,641 cinemas over the March 1-3 frame — its 16th weekend in release — just a week after it’s victory at the 91st Academy Awards. No movie taking home the statuette for best picture has earned that much post-Oscars since The King’s Speech in 2011. 

Green Book‘s domestic total through Sunday is $75.9 million, the top domestic showing for a best picture winner since Argo ($136 million) seven years ago. Analysts now believe Green Book will get to $90 million in the U.S. The film is also enjoying a major post-Oscar boost overseas, where it took in another $31.9 million.

Green Book revolves around the relationship between real-life classical musician Don Shirley, who was black, and his Italian-American driver as they drive though the segregated South of the 1960s. The movie features actors Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor

Oscar Victory Gives ‘Green Book’ a Box Office Bump

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