- Despite a slow start, the film Gran Turismo has crossed the $100 million mark at the box office.
- Gran Turismo tells the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a race car driver who learned his skills from playing the video game Gran Turismo.
- While critics gave mixed reviews, audiences have overwhelmingly approved of the film, giving it a 98% audience approval rating.
Gran Turismo had a dismal first weekend at the box office, taking in just $17.4 million upon its release last month.
Yes, the movie took first place at the box office that weekend, but that was only because there wasn’t a very good movie to replace it. Barbie, who had been in cinemas for more than a month and had an amazing run, was the movie with the strongest competition. Sadly, Gran Turismo’s next weekend’s 64% decline resulted in a $6.6 million gross.
Since Gran Turismo got off to a poor start, many of us did not think it would catch on. But that’s just what it accomplished. As to the most recent box office figures, the movie has amassed over $100 million in revenue. It has currently made $102 million in total revenue, with $39 million coming from local box office receipts and $63 million from overseas sales.
The narrative of racing car driver Jann Mardenborough and the obstacles he overcome to become a professional race car driver is told in Gran Turismo.
When Mardenborough was a teenager, he used the racing simulator video game Gran Turismo to teach him how to race. Because of his skill, Nissan offered him to attend their academy, where they developed highly skilled Gran Turismo gamers and assisted them in becoming professionals. Mardenborough was among the select handful who was included. Sadly, he was badly hurt in an accident during his very first race, and a spectator lost their life.
The plot of Gran Turismo is based on actual events. It tells the tale of what we can do if we set our minds to it. It’s a story about how, despite all the odds against him, one man achieved unimaginable achievement.
It is scarcely an impressive story, in the critics’ opinion. To put things in perspective, the movie only received a mediocre 64% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Nonetheless, the narrative struck a chord with the ones who counted most: the viewers. It received a 98% audience approval rating on the same platform thanks to their resounding endorsement.
August 11 was the intended release date for Gran Turismo. However, due to the performers’ inability to promote the film due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, Sony postponed its premiere until August 25. In the meanwhile, a few theaters saw previews from the corporation.
Why did Sony choose to employ this tactic? There is conjecture that the corporation hoped for word-of-mouth to promote theater attendance. Despite having a $60 million budget, we wouldn’t say the movie has been a huge hit, but we think Sony’s approach has somewhat succeeded.
Gran Turismo is still tearing through movie theaters everywhere.