Wonka, the prequel to the Johnny Depp's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is roaring at the box office. Check out the collection details
Still of Timothee Chalamet from Wonka
After months of buzz, endless promotions, and world premieres, Wonka finally landed on December 8. And guess what? Timothée Chalamet, the female fans’ favourite heartthrob from Call Me by Your Name and Little Woman, absolutely crushed it again. This role just cemented his spot as one of Hollywood's hottest young stars this year. Wonka has sweet-tooth-ed its way past several 2023 box office champions, raking up an impressive collection in cinemas.
Wonka box office collection
Wonka, the prequel to the Johnny Depp's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has touched the $250 million mark already, as per reports. It's evidently a huge achievement for Warner Bros. this year. Despite a moderate decline, the film grossed $33.2 million overseas, bringing its total international collection to $171.3 million. With a worldwide gross of $254.9 million, the $100-million budget film is already a sweet treat for Warner Bros. this Christmas.
Wonka India collection
Continuing its box office magic, Wonka has grossed Rs 2.37 crore on its third day in India, according to Sacnilk. This figure includes collections from all languages, showcasing the film's appeal across the diverse Indian audience.
Fueled by a boundless imagination and a handful of cocoa beans, Willy Wonka, a young artisan with a passion for chocolate, embarked on a journey to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, one carefully crafted bite at a time.
Apart from Timothée Chalamet, Wonka has an ensemble star cast including Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Matt Lucas, Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Aqauman and the Lost Kingdom box office
While Wonka soared at the box office, Warner Bros. other December release – Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, had a more cautious start. Opening with $80 million internationally, the Jason Momoa sequel faces the challenge of surpassing the underwhelming performances of recent DC films like The Flash and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.