Walt Disney Studio’s Cinderella just crossed $500M worldwide after bowing with a $67.8M domestic haul on March 13. Disney is having a heck of a year so far, with Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron already a worldwide hit. In fact, both of those films together (along with Big Hero 6) has been the key films to propel the studio to over $1B in the first quarter of the year at the international box office. Ultron has so far grossed $695.4M as of today and China has yet to open. The superhero cluster flick will open in the Middle Kingdom on May 12th and right now is expected to trump Avengers’ and Iron Man 3’s previous approximate hauls of $86M and $121M, respectively.
Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, has taken in nearly $195M and is now the third highest grossing film of the year. Its international gross to date is more than $308M. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Cinderella has been as nicely received in Japan as their other hit film Frozen was. It most recently opened to No. 1 in what was its final market on April 25 with the biggest opening day and weekend of the year for a Western release, and it remained the the No. 1 Western release in its second weekend.
The film also enjoyed a phenomenal performance in China ($71.1M), where it opened with $25M for the biggest March debut of all time. Other top markets include the U.K. ($29.2M), Japan, ($21.6M), Italy and Australia ($16.5M each), Brazil ($15.5M), and Mexico ($15.4M).
It was produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, and David Barron with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer. The screenplay was penned by Chris Weitz.