‘Me before You’ crosses the $200 million mark

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars

Warner Brothers’ low-budget bittersweet romance is proving to be a big global hit

'Me Beofre You' stars Emilia Clarke, pictured © AFP PHOTO/ANGELA WEISS

‘Me Beofre You’ stars Emilia Clarke, pictured

Based on the Jojo Moyes novel of the same name, “Me Before You’ is directed by Thea Sharrock and stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games”).

Despite a comparatively low-profile release in June where it had to compete with the 2016 European Football Championships in France and then the summer Olympics in Rio, the film officially made $200 million – 10 times its reported budget – following its Italian premiere this weekend.

“We have believed in the power this film could have from the day we first read Jojo Moyes’ incredible novel and began putting together the project,” said Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group, which co-produced the film with New Line Cinema. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that the film Thea and her stellar team delivered accomplished the rare feat of being embraced by audiences all over the globe.”

  NC – Relaxnews
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