The movie “Ford v Ferrari” has done very well at the box office. We mentioned that the movie beat all other films on its opening weekend landing at the top of the box office. The movie has now been in theaters for seven weeks and has stayed in the top ten films despite some heavy hitters in the theater now.
As of Monday of this week, “Ford v Ferrari” had passed $200.6 million globally. The domestic intake was $106.6 million and the international box office was up to $94 million. The film was directed by James Mangold and stars Christian Bale as racer Ken Miles and Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby.
Critics and moviegoers have liked the film equally with a 92 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ CinemaScore. The film debuted earlier this year in Telluride and has been garnering awards buzz since that debut. The film still has some significant market rollouts internationally that will add to its bottom line. The launch of “Ford v Ferrari” in Japan will happen on January 10, and a launch in China is coming at a later date.
In Europe, the film goes by the name “Le Mans ’66” but follows the same story that the film does in the States. The movie tells the story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win the famed race in 1966 and focuses more on the people than the racing action, but it packs plenty of racing action to boot. Disney expects the film to win some significant awards with Oscar buzz for the film generated early on.