The Grand Budapest Hotel is officially Wes Anderson's most financially successful film
So, it's official— Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel is the director's most financially successful release of his career.
Originally released on the 7th March 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel started fast out of the blocks bringing in an impressive $811,116 in it's first weekend of release. That initial weekend release was only in 4 theatres, which is an incredible feat. Each theatre averaged $200,000 over the two-day weekend, equating to approximately $100,000 per day.
Back in 2001, Anderson's most acclaimed film, The Royal Tenenbaums, was also given a limited opening weekend release in five theatres, it taking $276,981 in it's opening weekend. The nearest rival to The Grand Budapest Hotel's impressive takings is Anderson's previous release, Moonrise Kingdom. That in turn brought in $522, 996 in it's opening limited release weekend in the same 4 theatres.
The Grand Budapest Hotel didn't slow down when it was released nationally. Showing in 1,467 theatres, the film bagged a total gross of $53.74M and to date, that's Anderson's most financially successful film.
Anderson's adapted animated comedy caper, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, has been the most nationally distributed film of his career, playing in 2,304 across the United States, but it only managed to bring in $21M at the box office.
If you look at his total grossing's for all of his films and take into consideration ticket inflation, The Royal Tenenbaums is his most financially sound release with an adjusted gross of $71.85M. But that is merely nit picking.
So far, it hasn't officially been announced what Anderson's next project will be, but it is being rumoured to be vaguely "Avant-Garde" and may involve Roman Coppola. Anderson said in a recent interview; “I do have some ideas for the next thing I want to make which is very complicated. I'm not even sure if it even is a movie. But hopefully it is, Roman Coppola and I are working on aspects of it together. “