CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY earns $150 million at the North American box office!

Tim Burton’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, passed the $150 million-mark at the North American box office on August 1st, in its 18th day of release. Although the film surrendered its box office #1 position over the weekend to WEDDING CRASHERS, it continued to draw very well. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY earned $16.4 million on its third weekend in the multiplexes, besting three brand-new movies, including STEALTH, which starred Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel, and MUST LOVE DOGS with Diane Lane and John Cusack. Warner Bros. feels that CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY could earn as much as $200 million domestically. Great news!

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