Star-Studded "Into the Woods" Film Brings in $140 Million Worldwide

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Disney's hit film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and James Corden, has grossed $140 million worldwide in its four weeks in theatres, according to Box Office Mojo.

Meryl Streep and MacKenzie Mauzy
Meryl Streep and MacKenzie Mauzy Photo by Disney

The film was the seventh highest-grossing film of the Jan. 18 weekend, bringing in $6,542,000 domestically; its total domestic box-office gross is an estimated $114,296,000 with an additional $26 million overseas.

As previously reported, the film, which opened Dec. 25, 2014, brought in $46.1 million its first weekend in theatres, making it the biggest launch of a Broadway adaptation since "Mamma Mia!" ($27.8 million).

Directed by Rob Marshall, the film adaptation features Streep as the Witch with Tony Award winner Corden as the Baker, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife and Tony Award nominee Kendrick as Cinderella.

Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Corden recently spoke with Playbill magazine about their own wishes, collaborating with Stephen Sondheim and finding their own "happy ever after."

Also in the cast are Simon Russell Beale as the Baker's Father, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Christine Baranski as Stepmother, Annette Crosbie as Granny, Joanna Riding as Cinderella's Mother, Richard Glover as The Steward, Frances De La Tour as The Giant, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Johnny Depp as The Wolf and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother. "Into the Woods," according to press notes, "is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "On the Steps of the Palace," "No One Is Alone" and "Agony," among others.

The film cuts songs such as "I Guess This Is Goodbye/Maybe They're Magic," "Ever After" and "No More," among others. Click here for the article in which director Marshall explains various changes made to the film adaptation.

"Into the Woods" will be released March 24 on Blu-ray and DVD. It has not been revealed which special features will be included in the Blu-ray release. The title is now available for pre-order.

The production team includes Dion Beebe as director of photography, Dennis Gassner as production designer and Colleen Atwood as costume designer.

Click here for critics' reviews of the film adaptation.

For more exclusive "Into the Woods" coverage on Playbill.com, including interviews with Kendrick, Blunt, Pine, Corden, Marshall, Streep and more, click here.

Visit Movies.Disney.com/Into-The-Woods.

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