“Central Intelligence” has crossed the $200 million milestone at the global box office, making it the highest-earning action comedy this year.
The film opened with $35.5 million in its first weekend in North America and generated strong holdover numbers, topping $124 million. International grosses have reached $75.9 million.
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of worldwide distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, stated: “We knew audiences would respond to the unbeatable chemistry of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in this fun, action-packed comedy. ‘Central Intelligence’ plays big and delivers across a wide demographic.”
In the film, Johnson portrays a CIA agent who was bullied in high school and Hart plays his high school friend and reluctant recruit. Rawson Marshall Thurber directed from a script he co-wrote with Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen.
The film also stars Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul and Danielle Nicolet. Producers are Scott Stuber, Peter Principato, Paul Young and Michael Fottrell.
Duncan Clark, president of Universal Pictures International, said, “With their impeccable comedic timing, Dwayne and Kevin have proven to be the driving force behind ‘Central Intelligence’s’ global success. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with such incredible talent and filmmakers, and that our partnership with New Line and Warner Bros. on this film has been so successful.”