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Press Release – Reader Crosses $100m Worldwide

When the heat leave the Oscars and the domestic box office, things fall away. If you look at Box Office Mojo, you will see this film at $89 million worldwide. But The Weinstein Co is a little more interested in keeping track of those numbers… yet another cautionary tale about assuming that what you read, even on otherwise legit information sites, can come up short in some areas. In this case, it’s BOM not cribbing foreign box office info from a variety of other sources, as it has no facility to gather foreign box office itself.
Oh yeah… and congrats to The Reader, the third $100 million worldwide grosser in TWC’s history.
The release…
NEW YORK, NY–July 29, 2009 — The Weinstein Company (TWC) is pleased to announce that THE READER, starring Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes has crossed over $100 million in worldwide box office receipts since its initial domestic release on December 10, 2008.
The film has been an international success for TWC and its foreign distribution partners, having been released in 46 countries and 32 languages to date. Most notably, in Germany, THE READER is the sixth highest grossing film of 2009, earning approximately $19 million to date since its release on February 26 through Senator. Other significant releases include the UK which earned approximately $8.5M since its release on January 2, 2009 through Entertainment Film; France, where it was released through SND on July 15, 2009 and earned approximately $3 million to date; Australia/New Zealand where the film has earned approximately $3.6M since its release on February 19, 2009 through Village Roadshow; and Spain which earned approximately $6.6M since its release on February 13, 2009 through On Pictures.
“The success of this film is really fulfilling as we made a movie that captivated a worldwide audience and it

2 Responses to “Press Release – Reader Crosses $100m Worldwide”

  1. IOIOIOI says:

    The movie that single-handedly made the Academy say to itself; “Shit, we may need to add 5 movies to get these old geezers to avoid voting for films like this, and nominate flicks like The Dark Knight.”
    Congratulations Reader! Your earned that 100m!

  2. I’d say The Reader earned it’s $100m more than Frost/Nixon earned it’s, er, $27m worldwide take.

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