‘Cinderella’ Dances Past $500 Million at Global Box Office for Disney

The live-action fairy tale update is the year’s third highest-grossing film domestically

Last Updated: May 6, 2015 @ 1:57 PM

Disney’s “Cinderella” has crossed the $500 million threshold at the global box office.

Since its stellar $67.8 million debut March 13, “Cinderella” has taken in nearly $195 million and is the third-highest grossing film of the year domestically. Its international gross to date is more than $308 million.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and scripted by Chris Weitz, “Cinderella” stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter.

It’s the second year in a row that Disney has scored big at the box office after dipping into its vault of classic fairy tales. Angelina Jolie‘s “Maleficent” conjured $758 million worldwide and $241 million domestically in 2014.

“Cinderella” most recently opened at No. 1 in Japan, its final international market, with the biggest opening day and weekend of the year for a Western release.

The film also performed very well in China, where it rolled up $71 million after posting that country’s biggest March opening ever with $25 million. Other top markets included the U.K. ($29 million), Japan ($21 million), Italy and Australia ($17 million), Brazil ($16 milion) and Mexico ($15 million.

“Cinderella” was produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, and David Barron with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.