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Wes Anderson’s Highest Grossing Film is The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel has surpassed $100 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest grossing film of Wes Anderson’s career. The record is a tremendous success for Anderson, but it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone after the film¬†broke the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time when it debuted on March 7.

A recent Variety article credits an impressive marketing strategy for helping The Grand Budapest Hotel stand out in the eyes of moviegoers. In the article, Fox Searchlight President Nancy Utley highlighted five elements she believes made the film a hit: Anderson’s world, unique promotions, “viral chow,” “young moonrisers” and universal access. You can read the Variety article on marketing here and you can read more about the box office success here.

Royal Tenenbaums, which grossed $71 million worldwide, is Anderson’s second most successful film.

About Chris Cate

Chris Cate's favorite movie is Royal Tenenbaums. He doesn't believe it's possible to watch a Wes Anderson movie too many times. And in addition to writing for Rushmore Academy, he manages a humorous website about close encounters of the baby and toddler kind - www.parentnormal.com. You can follow him on twitter @ChrisCate. You can follow his 'ParentNormal' activity at @ParentNormal.

2 thoughts on “Wes Anderson’s Highest Grossing Film is The Grand Budapest Hotel

  1. When I was a child my great grandmother (even my grandmother) would talk about ‘their’ hotel they lost in Budapest, Hungary called the Grand Hotel. I never thought about it until this movie came out. I can go back a few generations to check, but I probably need at least 2 more. I would be very interested to know if I really am related to the ‘owners’ of the Grand Hotel.

    My grandmother died in 1986 – obviously I know her maiden name,
    My great grandmother died in 1963 – I don’t know her maiden name
    It’s my great-great I’m not sure of or great-great-great – no way of knowing.
    It would be great if you can help me track my ancestors down.

    Thank you so much.

  2. Congratulations to Wes and everyone at American Empirical for the great success of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Looking forward to the Blu Ray release and the film’s eventual inclusion in the Criterion Collection.

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