This summer may have been filled with flops — Ben-Hur, Independence Day: Resurgence, The BFG, and the list goes on — but there were a few films that withstood the box office heat. Me Before You was one of them, and Warner Bros. and MGM announced Tuesday that the weepy drama has officially raked in more than $200 million worldwide.
Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin starred as the starcrossed lovers Lou and Will, who meet when the wealthy and adventurous Will is paralyzed in an accident. Lou soon signs on as his caretaker, coaxing the dour Will out of his shell. Thea Sharrock made her directorial debut with the big-screen adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ bestseller, and Moyes penned the screenplay based on her own novel.
Domestically, Me Before You opened back in June to $18.7 million before going on to gross $56.2 million. Much of the film’s success has come from overseas, especially in markets like Germany, Brazil, Italy, and the U.K., and its international total now sits at $144.4 million.
That’s especially impressive considering the film’s reported budget was only $20 million. So maybe we can expect Moyes’ sequel, After You, to hit theaters in the future, too.