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Timothee Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ Returns to Dominate Box Office Worldwide


London: In a dazzling return to the top, the new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic, “Wonka,” starring the beloved Timothée Chalamet, has proven to be a blockbuster hit worldwide. Despite fierce competition from over seven new releases post its premiere, the magical journey into Roald Dahl’s chocolatey world has captivated audiences globally.

Timothee Chalamet, renowned for his stellar performances in films like “Dune” and “Call Me By Your Name,” adds another feather to his cap with his portrayal of a young Willy Wonka. The young talent, adored by fans worldwide, has a vocal love for Hip-Hop culture and shares a close friendship with Kid Cudi. His recent appearance on the American Comedy Show SNL has further endeared him to a diverse audience.

“Wonka,” directed by Paul King of Paddington fame, boasts an ensemble cast featuring Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Matt Lucas, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, and Natasha Rothwell. The film, released two weekends before Christmas, swiftly crossed the $250 million mark at the global box office.


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In a surprising turn of events, “Wonka” has reclaimed the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office, grossing an additional $8.9 million in North America on the post-Christmas Tuesday. This resurgence occurred despite the onslaught of new releases, demonstrating the enduring appeal of the whimsical tale.

However, not all reviews have been unanimously positive. Film critic and writer Jake Coyle pointed out the absence of Roald Dahl’s dark touch, which was a significant element in the previous adaptation featuring Johnny Depp. Despite this critique, the film continues to outshine more recent holiday season releases, including “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” “The Color Purple,” “Anyone But You,” “Migration,” “The Iron Claw,” “Ferrari,” and “The Boys in the Boat.”

As “Wonka” continues to sweeten its success at the box office, it reinforces Timothee Chalamet’s status as a rising star and the enduring allure of Roald Dahl’s enchanting world.


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