‘Ready Player One’ Earns $40.3 Million Globally in Two Days

Steven Spielberg’s latest flick, Ready Player One is already making waves at the box office just two days into its theatrical run.

The Warner Bros. film made $40.3 million thus far, $14.6 million of that came from China’s box office which is the third-highest debut for a Warner Bros. movie of all time.  Domestically, Ready Player One made $12 million from its Thursday night previews.

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Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts in Ready Player One (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One follows Wade Watts, his friends and his enemies on a quest for three keys which will help unlock a special gaming easter egg that was placed in the virtual reality world of the OASIS. The finder of all three keys and the easter egg will win the famed creator, James Halliday’s fortune and control over the entire OASIS.

Are you surprised by the box office success of Ready Player One? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below.

Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Lena Waithe, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and Hannah John-Kamen. Check it out in theaters now.

Source: Deadline

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