The Grand Budapest Hotel is now Wes Anderson's highest grossing film


The world seemingly can't get enough of the cute marzipan-flavoured worlds of Wes Anderson, as his new whimsical comedy, starring Ralph Fiennes, has globally taken over $104m. It's the first to take over $100m, beating The Royal Tenenbaums'  $71m in 2001 and Moonrise Kingdom's $68m in 2012. Smokescreen's review of the film is here. 

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