The King’s Speech is making a boatload of cash at the box office. According to Pete Hammond, the film is so gangbusters in the UK it is as big as Avatar was last year. It is hitting big not just with the Brits but over here as well. It’s already up to $77 mil and shows no sign of slowing down. Meanwhile, True Grit is up to $150 million. Black Swan is at $90 million. Incredible for this kind of film. The word of mouth on the street right now is for these three films so it’s no wonder they are cashing in. This is what the Oscar race was designed to do: bring bodies into theaters. The Coen brothers film is officially a phenomenon and is the dark horse in the Oscar race, I might add.
In our latest podcast, Marshall Fine brings this up – wondering if True Grit might end up being the alternative to people who didn’t like either The Social Network or The King’s Speech (you know, like the one guy in the film composing branch who supposedly didn’t like it).
The King’s Speech will continue to soar, passing $100 mil without breaking a sweat.