Sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow” put in a strong performance over the weekend for Warner Bros. with a global box-office take of more than $140 million, as its star Tom Cruise continues to draw well internationally.
The film, co-starring Cruise and Emily Blunt and co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures, brought in a cumulative $111 million from outside the United States The film has been in limited release in some foreign markets for more than a week.
Domestically, where Cruise’s box office appeal has dimmed somewhat, the film had an opening weekend of $29.1 million, good enough for third place behind “The Fault in Our Stars,” with $48 million, and “Maleficent,” the Walt Disney Co. picture starring Angelina Jolie, with $33.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo, a Burbank box-office tracking site.
Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros, said “Edge of Tomorrow” has received good critical notices and is finding a responsive audience.
“Word-of-mouth is extremely strong, which should continue to drive moviegoers to the theatre, either for the first time or to enjoy the film again,” he said, in a prepared statement.
Village Roadshow Pictures is a unit of Village Roadshow Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia.