Green Book enjoys box office boost after Oscar win


“Green Book” is enjoying a resurgence at the box office thanks to its Best Picture Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards back in February.

What was seen as one of the worst starts to the year in recent memory for the box office, “Green Book” has now managed to bring audiences back to theaters in bigger numbers 4 months after it was released in November.

Thanks to a ratings recovery at this year’s Academy Awards, “Green Book” among other films were given a boost and have secured additional box office receipts as a result of increased viewership and exposure to new audiences. Now with “Captain Marvel” heading to theaters today, the honeymoon for the post-Oscar buzz may be over, but “Green Book” has managed to break through the $200 million barrier, sailing past $204 million worldwide.

Considered an unlikely winner at this year’s Academy Awards, “Green Book” has earned over $77 million domestically despite never making it even to the top 3 at the box office during its entire run - and audiences coming back for second screenings. With stronger audience demand, more theaters are expanding screenings of the film to scoop up the added attention the film has received.

“Green Book” has also managed to capture international audiences, in particular, the Chinese market where it had a spectacular opening for a film of its genre, nearly eclipsing “Titanic” when comparing performances.

Green Book Trailer

“Green Book” tells the story of an Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist while touring venues during the 1960s. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and is directed by Peter Farrelly.

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