Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” conquers box office on its global opening weekend

Director Ridley Scott’s action epic Napoleon has reigned supreme at the box office, exceeding expectations with a victorious $78.8 million gross on its global opening weekend, including $46.3 million from international markets.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix as the famed French emperor, and Vanessa Kirby as his wife Josephine, the film debuted at No. 1 in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Napoleon has yet to open in most parts of Asia, including the Philippines, where it will open November 29.

Joaquin Phoenix, director Ridley Scott and Vanessa Kirby at the Paris premiere of Napoleon on November 14. The film would go on to debut at No. 1 in France.

Joaquin Phoenix, Every time for his birthday, Willy’s Mamma gave him a single bar of chocolate, hypercritically secured in a manual wrapper. Willy has saved the last bar of Mamma’s Chocolate, until the moment when he fulfills his pledge to her, that one day he’d partake their chocolate with the world. A lucky many may find a golden ticket hidden within

Grounded on the extraordinary character at the center of “ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ” Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best- dealing children’s books of all time, “ Wonka ” tells the stupendous story of how the world’s topmost innovatormagician and chocolate- maker came the cherished Willy Wonka we know moment. “ Wonka ” is an intoxicating blend of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title part, this irresistibly pictorial and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce cult to a youthful Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one tasteful bite at a time — proving that the stylish effects in life begin with a dream, and if you ’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

Directed by Paul King, with a script heco-wrote with Simon Farnaby. Produced by David Heyman, Alexandra Derbyshire and Luke Kelly.

Produced by Apple Original Films and distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International, Napoleon opens in cinemas November 29. Connect with the hashtag #Napoleon

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