Further details have emerged on territory highlights for A24’s The Whale starring Oscar winner Brendan Fraser, which is on course to cross $60m at the global box office in June.
Currently standing at more than $59.5m worldwide, Darren Aronofsky’s drama about a man suffering with obesity who longs to reconnect with his estranged daughter has earned $17.5m in North America.
Having grossed more than $42m from international markets, this is the company’s second highest international release behind best picture Oscar winner Everything Everywhere All At Once which finished on more than $63m and over $140m worldwide.
At time of writing The Whale had grossed $9.6m via California Filmes in Mexico, the top territory outside North America; $3.6m through I Wonder in Italy; $3m in the UK where A24 self-distributed; $2.1m via YouPlanet in Spain; and $2.1m via California Filmes in Brazil.
The Latin American region has generated more than $17.95m to exceed North American box office.
The global tally puts The Whale fifth in A24’s fifth all-time roster behind Everything Everywhere All At Once, Hereditary, Lady Bird, and Moonlight.
A24 is enjoying a mighty run after Everything Everywhere All At Once won seven Academy Awards in March.
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