‘Yesterday’ Has Strong Box Office Debut

Beatles-themed movie Yesterday trumped expectations during its opening weekend and raked in about $17 million.

The Danny Boyle-directed film was predicted to gross $10 million in its opening weekend, but surpassed all predictions and grossed more than $17 million, landing in third behind Toy Story 4 and Annabelle Comes Home.

Yesterday, a musical romantic comedy, tells the story of a world where an aspiring musician is only person who remembers the music of the Beatles after a global blackout, and he decides to present their catalog of hits as his own. The movie features music of Beatles, including “Yesterday” from Help!, “Let It Be” and “I want To Hold Your Hand.”

“Among all of the sequels and all of the explosions of the summer, this is a very charming, original, whimsical musical romance with iconic music and amazing performances. All of that adds up to a great, great run at the domestic box office,” said Jim Orr, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Comcast’s Universal Pictures.

(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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