As reported by Variety, Wonka is hitting all the sweet spots at the worldwide box office, having just crossed $600 million. That’s a lot of chocolate bars. The Timothée Chalamet fantasy musical is a remake of the 1971 classic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder.

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So, with about ten weeks in theaters worldwide, Wonka has generated $210 million in North America and $395.1 million internationally for a total of $604.9 million. This is a big deal for obvious reasons, but more notably, since only seven films came out in 2023 broke the $600 million milestone.

Warner Bros. backed the film with a modest $125 million budget. Wonka is from director Paul King, who is his highest-grossing film and has earned more than his 2014 hit Paddington and the sequel from 2017. Wonka is also Chalamet’s biggest international film performance-wise, but watch out when Dune: Part Two releases in March. 


If you didn’t know, Wonka is a family film co-stars Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, and Hugh Grant, who plays an iconic Oompa-Loompa. According to Variety, the story “centers on the early days of Willy Wonka and takes place long before a poor boy named Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket to tour the world-famous and heavily guarded chocolate factory.” 

“This achievement is a testament the creative brilliance of Paul King, [producer] David Heyman, Timothée Chalamet and the dedicated cast and crew,” in an official statement from Mike De Luca and Pamela Abdy, co-chairs & CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group. “Together they brought the timeless magic of Roald Dahl’s iconic characters to life in a way that only they could and have turned it into an instant classic for a new generation. Our heartfelt thanks go out to moviegoers across the globe for embracing ‘Wonka’ in such a remarkable way.”