Every Baz Luhrmann Movie, Ranked According To Box Office Mojo

Every Baz Luhrmann Movie, Ranked According To Box Office Mojo

There are many great summer movie choices in theaters, and they hold their own against the likes. Jurassic World Dominion  Maverick: Top Gun is Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s ElvisThe film stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The well-reviewed musical biopic film has cracked $100 million at the domestic box office, making it one of his highest-grossing in the United States.

But it isn’t number one. And while it still has a lot to do, it was never wise to underestimate Elvis Presley’s potential. Luhrmann has directed many beautiful films. Elvis It ranks high among them but it isn’t his only film that has soar with both critics and ticket buyers.


6 Strictly Ballroom (1992) — $11.7 Million

Luhrmann’s debut film, Strictly BallroomHe was referred to as an auteur who understands that film can be a canvas. It’s not surprising that he has directed some of the most stunning films of the last several decades.

Luhrmann’s debut movie budget is not easily available. Box Office Mojo It is listed on page but a quick Google search shows it to be only $3 million. It has a domestic net of $11.7million Strictly Ballroom It was a huge hit with indie musicians.

5 Romeo + Juliet (1996) — $147.6 Million

An image of Romeo kissing Juliet's hand in the 1996 movie

Luhrmann’s updated take on the Bard Shakespeare’s Romeo + JulietMany of the 1990s’ greatest stars were seen in. Leonardo DiCaprio, one year shy of his title role, is the actor who plays the title role. TitanicClaire Danes (whose short-lived series was canceled) My So-Called Life Only from 1994 to 1995.

4 Elvis (2022) — $170.4 Million (As Of July 17th)

Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) performing "If I Can Dream" at the '68 Comeback Special in Elvis

Even with the bigger-budgeted competition stomping and soaring through theaters, Elvis Over $30 million was raised, enough to place the film in first place for three days. The film has attracted attention thanks to its considerable entertainment value, outstanding direction by Luhrmann and a stellar star-making performance of Austin Butler.

Luhrmann’s film, which cost $85 million, has exceeded its budget in the U.S., but the American icon biopic has done well abroad, earning $64.2 million from international territories. Box Office Mojo. While it is unlikely to be the director’s biggest-grossing movie, it has been a good counterprogramming movie and biopic.

3 Moulin Rouge! (2001) — $184.9 Million

Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge! It is Luhrmann from beginning to end: visually and thematically breathtaking in equal measures. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman are the stars of this film, playing a famous poet and actress in cabaret. The film also boasts what is arguably the most important Luhrmann staple, which is a jaw-dropping score with some modern tunes used in period settings.

It was released just over twenty years ago. Moulin Rouge! It was loved by the public just as much as it was by critics. Box Office Mojo Its budget was a modest $50 million. That figure is $7 million less than the U.S. Luhrmann’s film brought in $127.5 million in international territories.

2 Australia (2008) — $211.8 Million

Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman kissing in Baz Luhrmann Australia

Australia It has been referred to as Luhrmann’s only bomb. However, it could be revived soon by being re-edited into an Hulu miniseries. This will give the film, which is already extraordinary, the opportunity to expand its experience. The story follows Nicole Kidman (reuniting with the director). Moulin Rouge!Hugh Jackman and Hugh Jackman are Hugh Jackman’s love interests as they try to survive in war-torn Australia during the 1940s.

Luhrmann’s film was budgeted at $130million. Box Office MojoThis is a substantial film for a romance movie, but not necessarily a period film. The film was not popular in the United States. However, it did well enough abroad, and the film received a positive review. Australia Globally, had earned more than $211 million.

1 The Great Gatsby (2013) — $353.7 Million

Leonardo DiCaprio in character as Jay Gatbsy in The Great Gatsby offering a champagne toast while fireworks go off in the background

Luhrmann adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby To great effect in 2013 and like Elvis It was a powerful counterprogramming tool to large films like Iron Man 3. With an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, the film had box office drawing power, but it still managed to overperform. The film’s trailers were bright, beautiful, and promised a grand time fueled by incredible music from artists such as Jay-Z and Lana Del Rey. However, the film also faced a delay which cast doubt on its final quality.

The doubt was unfounded, as audiences responded to the show with almost $145 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters. Box Office MojoThis film earned an impressive $50 million in its opening weekend. It was a success as a May film and the film’s success extended to 353.7 million overseas.

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