Directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One dominated the box office during Easter. The movie grossed $53 million over a four-day period. Two recent movies released on April 6, A Quiet Place and Blockers, will attempt to slow the momentum of Spielberg's science fiction adventure film.
The film, which is based on Ernest Cline's bestseller, has become a worldwide phenomenon. Ready Player One is set in the year 2045 and follows a teenager, Wade Watts, who connects into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS.
According to Box Office Mojo, Ready Player One delivered big results internationally and grossed $128 million. The box office performance was the largest opening weekend for Spielberg since the debut of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In other words, the movie's director had not produced successful numbers in a decade.
"The film also brought in an estimated $8.1 million in South Korea along with $7.3 million in the UK, $6.1 million in Russia, $6 million in France, $4 million in Mexico, $3.1 million in both Spain and Italy, and $2.2 million in Brazil. Looking ahead, the film opens in Germany this coming Thursday, April 5, followed by an April 20 opening in Japan," wrote Box Office Mojo.
The word of mouth has favored Spielberg's film. Furthermore, its high rating of 7.9 out of 10 on IMDb has boosted the film's visibility.