'Grand Budapest Hotel' Smashes the Box Office + See How It Was Built
by Ethan Anderton
March 10, 2014
This past weekend, Wes Anderson's latest star-studded film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, received a limited release. And while that means only 4 screens were playing the film (it will expand in the coming weeks), that didn't stop it from smashing box office records. Variety reports the film picked up $800,000 at the box office, meaning each screen raked in $200,000, and that's enough for the film to become the highest grossing live-action limited release debut of all time. The previous record was held by P.T. Anderson's The Master. And if you'd like a closer look at the model of the titular hotel, check out construction photos below.
Here's the construction photos of The Grand Budapest Hotel via The Film Stage:
And don't forget to check out our interview with Wes Anderson himself right here.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is written and directed by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) and tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century. Fox Searchlight released The Grand Budapest Hotel in limited theaters on March 7th and expands wide in coming weeks.
Cool stuff, but actually it's second (for live-action films), Red State still detains that record.
DavideCoppola on Mar 10, 2014
Actually, Red State's numbers are in contention because the tickets sold for that "limited release" were considerably higher than average movie theater ticket prices.
Ethan Anderton on Mar 10, 2014
Red state sucked anyway
ff on Mar 10, 2014
Well of course the Master and Grand Budapest are going to kill it on four screens. Both Andersons are house hold names. Why on earth wouldn't they both be widely released right away?
Jon Odishaw on Mar 10, 2014
Wicked! Those miniatures are so great.
DAVIDPD on Mar 10, 2014
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