Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp, was both a critical success and a box-office hit. In 2005, the film grossed $475 million worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-grossing film of the year. Depp played the quirky candyman Willy Wonka in the visually stunning adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's tale. However, the most recent film featuring Wonka has surpassed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in terms of box-office revenue.
Despite the initial skepticism from fans and box-office projections, audiences have unexpectedly fallen in love with Timothee Chalamet's portrayal of Wonka. The film has now crossed a significant box-office milestone, surpassing $500 million globally. With a production budget of $125 million, this is an impressive achievement for the fantasy musical starring Chalamet.
The film, based on Roald Dahl's 1964 novel, has received acclaim from both audiences and critics. Chalamet, known for his roles in Dune and Call Me By Your Name, is a major reason for the film's success. Currently, Wonka holds an 83% approval rating on the review site Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 7.3 out of 10.
The cast of the film includes Chalamet as Willy Wonka, Calah Lane as Noodle, Keegan-Michael Key as the Police Chief, Hugh Grant as the Oompa-Loompa Lofty, Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Wonka, Paterson Joseph as Arthur Slugworth, Matt Lucas as Gerald Prodnose, and Natasha Rothwell as Piper Benz.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Chalamet expressed his interest in reprising the character for a potential sequel. Director Paul King also expressed his enthusiasm for making a Wonka sequel. While there is hope for a sequel, it is not yet confirmed.