Edge of Tomorrow Ranks #10 Worldwide Among 2014 Films So Far
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The live-action Edge of Tomorrow film is currently ranked #10 in highest worldwide box office grosses among this year's films so far. The film has earned a grand total of US$318.8 million after earning US$84.3 million domestically and US$234.5 million overseas.
The film opened in 3D, 2D, and IMAX theaters in the U.S. on June 6, after opening in select international theaters the week before. The film has an estimated production budget of US$178 million.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently ranked #1, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Maleficent, Godzilla, Rio 2, The LEGO Movie, Noah, and 300: Rise of An Empire.
Several major studio movies have yet to open this year, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Expendables 3, Big Hero 6, Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The Penguins of Madagascar, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Edge of Tomorrow is based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlotte Riley, Kick Gurry, Bill Paxton, Kidus Henok, Tony Way, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Warner Bros. describes the story:
The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Viz Media published Sakurazaka's novel in English to launch its Haikasoru imprint for Japanese science fiction and fantasy in 2009. The book's cover art was drawn by Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei). Viz also released a one-volume full-color graphic novel adaptation of the story on May 6. Nick Mamatas (Move Under Ground) adapted the story and Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow, Miranda Mercury) drew the art.
The novel spawned a manga by artist Takeshi Obata (Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Bakuman.) and writer Ryōsuke Takeuchi (ST&RS) in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in January, and the final chapter was published on May 29. Sakurazaka is working on a sequel novel.