Knives Out Crosses $300 Million Globally, Adding More Hope For Original Works

Knives Out had everything going against it. An original work that was not based on a book or comic. A film that wasn’t a reboot of a classic, written and directed by a man who had just spent the last two years under intense criticism. Its saving grace was the all-star cast, but would that be enough to balance it out?

Thankfully, against all odds, it did more than just balance out.

Less than three months after its release, Knives Out has just crossed $300 million at the global box office. On a budget of only $40 million, Rian Johnson’s spectacular whodunit is a shining light for original works in the film industry, earning a 97% positive review from Rotten Tomatoes. At a time when studios pour hundreds of millions into IP franchises, Johnson’s tightly-written, near-perfectly directed original work stands tall.

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This milestone places Knives Out as the second highest-grossing original work of 2019, just behind Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. Moreover, the film crosses this mark the same week another original work, Parasite, cleans house at the Academy Awards. Whether or not this is the sign of a resurgence of original, creative stories has yet to be seen. However, it is definitely a step in the right direction.

While studios will, of course, continue to produce the massive blockbuster flicks they always have, maybe the successes of Knives Out and Parasite will remind them that original works can also be lucrative investments.

Here’s hoping, anyway.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

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