While pretty modest by some movies’ standards (The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises spring to mind), Prometheus has finally achieved a respectable $300 million in worldwide box office takings.
It won’t break any records, but Prometheus hasn’t performed too badly. We’ve covered the opening weekend in detail here, but, in summary, despite opening against Madagascar 3, which by its nature automatically has a much larger potential audience, Prometheus still managed a higher per-screen average – not bad for an R-rated movie, and a franchise that many believed had outstayed its welcome.
As of July 22nd, the total box office tally stood at $300,209,887. This is made up of $125,113,489 (41.7%) in the USA and Canada, with $175,096,398 (58.3%) in foreign takings.
Fox will no doubt be paying close attention to the success of the upcoming Blu-ray & DVD release before making any final decisions, but it would seem that, schedules permitting, a sequel is pretty much assured.
Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Patrick Wilson and Kate Dickie, and is now on release around the world.
Box office figures from Box Office Mojo.