Sherlock Holmes surpasses $500 million at worldwide box office

MUMBAI: Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, has crossed the $500 million mark globally.

The film, which began its worldwide rollout on Christmas day, earned $207.9 million in the United States, and is poised to cross $300 million internationally before week’s end (currently at $298.2 million), bringing its current global cumulative gross to $506.1 million.

Warner Bros. Pictures president international distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek said, “We’re thrilled that Sherlock Holmes has performed so spectacularly in territories around the world following its strong U.S. showing. These incredible results are a testament to the vision of Guy Ritchie, as well as the tremendous filmmakers and cast, led by Robert and Jude. It also speaks to the world’s continuing fascination with these indelible characters.”

Warner Bros. Pictures president domestic distribution Dan Fellman added, “It’s amazing to reach this benchmark. The filmmakers, cast and crew put so much care into creating a film worthy of the name, and I think audiences have shown they succeeded across the board.”

Ritchie directed the film from a screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg, screen story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson. Sherlock Holmes also stars Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly and Eddie Marsan.