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Aronofsky's "Noah" Proves A Big Global Hit

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 22nd 2014 01:26PM
Aronofsky's "Noah" Proves A Big Global Hit

While some right-wing critics spoke out against it, most film reviewers warmed to Darren Aronofsky's "Noah". So have audiences it would seem.

Paramount and New Regency's costly $125 million biblical epic "Noah" has now sailed past the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. Even more surprising? More than two-thirds of that total is from overseas where faith-based films often fare poorly.

The biggest Bible-based film before this, "The Passion of the Christ," earned $370 million of its $610 million domestically. Smaller faith-based films like "Son of God" and "Soul Surfer" earned only $3 million each outside North America.

"Noah" is already the fourth highest grossing film of the year and Aronofsky's top-grossing film to date. It has also done particularly well in Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, the U.K. and Australia.

Source: Box-Office Mojo

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