Every Baz Luhrmann movie, ranked according to Box Office Mojo

Theaters are currently filled with great options for summer movie viewing, and it holds its own against the likes. Jurassic World Dominion a Top Gun: Maverick Australian director Baz Luhrmann Elvis, with Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The well-reviewed musical biopic broke $100 million at the domestic box office, making it one of its highest-grossing films in the United States.

However, it is not number one, and although it is a way to go, it has always been shown that it is not wise to underestimate the ability of Elvis Presley. Luhrmann directed some beautiful films, and Elvis ranks high among them, but it’s not the only film of his to fly with critics and ticket-buyers alike.


6 Strictly Ballroom (1992) — $11.7 million

Luhrmann’s first film, The music roomhe announced as an experienced writer who could become a film, so it is not surprising that he went on to direct one of the most beautiful films of the last years.

Luhrmann’s first film could not be financed by his Mojo box page, but a quick Google search puts it at just $3 million. With a domestic revenue of $11.7 million, Headquarters a great indie song.

5 Romeo + Juliet (1996) – $147.6 million

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

Luhrmann’s new take on the Bard, Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespearefeatured the biggest stars of the 1990s. Leonardo DiCaprio (one year shy of Titanic) and Claire Danes, whose short story, My life is called, only ran from 1994 to 1995.

4 Elvis (2022) – $170.4 million (As of July 17)

Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) performing

Even with the competition there is more competition to step up to the theaters. Elvis was able to open above the $30 million bar, which was enough to hold first place for three days. Since then the biopic’s interest has been cemented by its great entertainment value, excellent direction from Luhrmann, and an impeccable star performance from Austin Butler.

Luhrmann’s film grossed $85 million over its gross in the US alone, but the American film did well overseas, with a total of $64.2 million from international markets, per . Mojo box. It may not end up as the director’s top hit, but it has done admirably as counterprogramming and as a biopic.

3 Moulin Rouge! (2001) – $184.9 million

Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge! Luhrmann is pure front to back: visually beautiful and thematically in equal measure. It was also supported by the white-hot chemistry between stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, who portrayed a famous cabaret performer and a wide-ranging composer. The film also boasts what is arguably the quintessential Luhrmann staple, a melodious score with some new music used in period settings.

Released over 20 years ago, Moulin Rouge! loved by the public as much as the critics, if not more. Mojo box put the budget at a low $ 50 million, which is a number that exceeds the US only by $ 7 million. However, it fared better internationally, where Luhrmann’s film grossed $127.5 million.

2 Australia (2008) – $211.8 million

Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman kiss at Baz Luhrmann Australia

Australia It’s famously Luhrmann’s only box, but it could get a new lease of life when the film is remastered into a Hulu miniseries. This enhanced content is necessary to give the epic film the breathing room that theatrical cutting does not allow. After Nicole Kidman (reuniting with the director later Moulin Rouge!) and Hugh Jackman’s loved ones as they meet and try to survive in 1940s torn Australia.

Luhrmann’s film took in $130 million, per person Mojo box, it’s very important for a romantic movie but it shouldn’t be a period piece. Unfortunately, it did not gain much public interest in the United States, but the film did well overseas, and after all, Australia has grossed over $211 million worldwide.

1 The Great Gatsby (2013) – $353.7 million

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatbsy in The Great Gatsby serves a champagne dinner while a bonfire burns in the background.

Luhrmann adapted F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The great gatsby in the main result in 2013, and the same Elvis It has served as a successful counterprogramming in major films like Iron Man 3. With an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio in the title, the film had box office potential, but it managed to deliver. It’s beautiful, it’s beautiful, and it promises to be a great time fueled by amazing music from artists like Jay-Z and Lana Del Rey. However, the film’s delay made its final quality questionable.

But it’s not worth doubting, and people have responded to the ringing of $145 million from US and Canadian theaters, according to Mojo box, with a $50 million opening weekend. The film performed well as a May film, and that success extended its overseas gross to $353.7 million.

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