If you do not know the gospel of Wes Anderson and his films, there is something wrong in your life. Go out and watch any film he has created, right now. His latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel has officially passed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office to become his highest grossing film to date.
The Grand Budapest Hotel was written and directed by Anderson and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.
The film has now expanded to 1,467 locations, making it Anderson’s second widest release behind “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which showed in 2,300 theaters. Even though the film has earned more than any other Anderson pic ($103.8 million), it’s a distant third behind “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” in terms of domestic gross. “Budapest Hotel” has made a whopping 62% of its gross overseas, only behind “The Darjeeling Limited’s” 66% share. It also broke the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time. With a $800,000 weekend bow, Anderson’s eighth feature film stole the arthouse crown from “The Master.”
The Grand Budapest Hotel was wide released on March 28.