Apple Original Films’ ‘Napoleon’ exceeds expectations with $78.8 global opening

Apple Original Films' NapoleonApple Original Films’ “Napoleon” has exceeded expectations with US$78.8 million global across the five-day opening frame.

Apple Original Films’ “Napoleon” has exceeded expectations with US$78.8 million global across the five-day opening frame, including $46.3 million from the international box office, reports Deadline

This is higher than the Friday estimate (see below), and well above pre-weekend projections.  Produced by Apple Original Films and distributed by Sony Pictures, the action epic started worldwide release on Wednesday and expanded to 56 offshore markets through Friday. It will stream on Apple TV+ sometime in 2024.

About ‘Napoleon’

Here’s how the movie is described: Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by David Scarpa, “Napoleon” stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader. The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine, played by Vanessa Kirby. The film captures Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary. 

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