READY PLAYER ONE Heading Toward A Stellar $53M+ Domestic Debut; Spielberg's Biggest Opening In Ten Years

READY PLAYER ONE Heading Toward A Stellar $53M+ Domestic Debut; Spielberg's Biggest Opening In Ten Years

Following widespread critical acclaim and a strong fan reception, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One is off to a stellar start at the box office and is on pace to score over $53M over the Easter weekend.

Steven Spielberg's critically-acclaimed Ready Player One, which is also boasting a strong A- CinemaScore, is exceeding expectations at the domestic box office and is now on track for a pretty stellar $53 million+ four-day debut (approximately $40M three-day) over the Easter holiday weekend. 

If the numbers hold, RPO will be Spielberg's biggest opening, as a director, in almost ten years since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opened to $100.1 million back in 2008. The film will also be his fifth-biggest three-day opening weekend, after the aforementioned Crystal Skull, The Lost World: Jurassic Park ($72.1M), War of the Worlds ($64.8M), and Jurassic Park ($47.0M).

Internationally, the film has opened day and date in 62 foreign markets and has earned well over $42.6 million already (not including China). As for the Middle Kingdom, it's opened in the #1 spot with approximately $39.2 million in two days, making it the third-highest Chinese debut for a Warner Bros. film ever. Overall, Ready Player One has already earned approximately $109 million worldwide and will likely top the $150 million mark when the weekend actuals come in on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, last week's #1 film, Pacific Rim Uprising is expected to take a pretty steep drop in its second frame, taking in just around $9 million this weekend for a fifth-place finish in the United States. However, while it will ultimately finish as a domestic disappointment, it's international totals have been an entirely different story as it's earned over $122.4 million overseas, as of 3/25/18. 

So, what did you guys think of Ready Player One? Sound off with your thoughts below!


The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.


Ready Player One features:
Director: Steven Spielberg
Tye Sheridan as Wade Owen Watts/Parzival
Olivia Cooke as Samantha "Sam" Cook/Art3mis
Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento/Sorrento
Simon Pegg as Ogden "Og" Morrow
Mark Rylance as James Donovan Halliday/Anorak
Lena Waithe as Helen Harris/Aech
Win Morisaki as Toshiro Yoshiaki/Daito
Philip Zhao as Akihide Karatsu/Shoto
Hannah John-Kamen as F'Nale Zandor
T.J. Miller as iR0k
Ralph Ineson as Rick
Letitia Wright as Reb
Mckenna Grace as a student


Ready Player One logs into the OASIS on March 29

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