Fox Searchlight and Film4 have a lot to celebrate this week.
Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, Presidents of Fox Searchlight, announced today that their Best Picture nominee, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” has officially grossed more than $100 million worldwide. With more than $45M in the US, the film has also been a hit overseas.
They said in a statement:
“‘Three Billboards’ has been embraced by audiences around the world and its universal themes, well-served by exceptional filmmaking and performances, have furthered dialogue on important issues.”
And Daniel Battsek of Film4 added:
“Martin has crafted a unique universe of emotions, issues, comedy and drama and inspired career-high performances from his talented cast. Crossing this box office milestone shows how the film has captured the zeitgeist across the globe.”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and two Best Supporting Actors. The film has won a number of awards from critics’ groups and guilds, and has a lot of momentum going into next month’s Oscar ceremony. It is also nominated for nine BAFTA Awards, including Best Film and Best British Film.
The film was written and directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Hedges, and Peter Dinklage.
The film is distributed by Fox Searchlight, and is still available in limited theaters.