Oscar-Nominated ‘Perfect Days’ Smashes All-Time Box Office Record for Wim Wenders Movies With $24.3 Million Gross (EXCLUSIVE)

Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days,” which is nominated for best international feature film at the Oscars, has smashed the all-time global box office record set by the German director’s previous films. While it has yet to be released in all territories, “Perfect Days” has amassed a worldwide box office total of $24.3 million as of Feb. 18, according to Comscore.

Among his previous films, “Paris, Texas” earned $2.26 million, “Wings of Desire” took $3.5 million, “Pina” took $18.7 million, and “Buena Vista Social Club” grossed $23.1 million, according to IMDb’s Box Office Mojo.

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“Perfect Days” premiered in competition at Cannes Film Festival where Koji Yakusho, who plays a restroom cleaner in Tokyo, won the best actor prize. The Match Factory sold the film to all territories worldwide.

Neon released the film in the U.S. on Feb. 7, earning $497,787 after its second weekend. “Perfect Days” opened in Germany on Dec. 21 through DCM with 3.6 million Euros ($3.87 million) so far. In Italy, where Lucky Red is distributing the film, the film closed this weekend with 5.07 million Euros ($5.46 million). In France, after six weeks on release with Haut et Court, the film has earned 2.75 million Euros ($2.97 million). In Spain, distributor A Contracorriente Films reports the film has garnered 1.2 million Euros ($1.29 million) up to Sunday. In its home country of Japan, Bitters End says the film has pocketed JPY 958 million ($6.3 million) as of Feb. 18. Across Latin America, released via MUBI, the film has earned $215,445.

“Perfect Days” is also screening in Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, the Baltics, Sweden, New Zealand, Hong Kong, CIS, Ukraine, Norway, Denmark, Singapore and Romania, with further releases scheduled in the U.K., Ireland, Greece, Hungary, Australia and Taiwan in the coming weeks.

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