|Directed by||:||Stephen Chbosky||Produced by||:||Michael Beugg, Dan Clark, David Hoberman||Based on||:||Wonder, by R.J.Palacio||Starring||:||Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Noah Jupe, Izabela Vidovic||Production company||:||Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media, Walden Media||Country||:||United States|
Film News Roundup: ‘Wonder’ Soars Past $200 Million at Worldwide Box Office
In today’s film news roundup, “Wonder” hits a milestone, New Line finds a director for a sci-fi project, and Josh Helman’s directorial debut gets a release.
Lionsgate’s family drama “Wonder” has crossed the $200 million mark in worldwide grosses with $124.2 million domestically and $78.2 million internationally.
The film, which stars Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson, has become the first Lionsgate title to cross the $200 million mark worldwide since “La La Land” did so early last year. “Wonder,” directed by Stephen Chbosky and based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio, follows a fifth-grader dealing with a facial deformity.
The film has been highly profitable for Lionsgate, given its $20 million budget. It was the only film to open against “Justice League” on the Nov. 17 – 19 weekend. Participant Media, Walden Media, and TIK Films backed “Wonder,” which was produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman through their Mandeville Films production company.
Lionsgate and Participant promoted the film extensively through schools and social media, highlighting its message of kindness and inclusion.