Writer-director David O. Russell (L) appears backstage with "American Hustle" cast members Colleen Camp, Alessandro Nivola, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Pena, Elisabeth Rohm, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Paul Herman after the movie was named Best Film during the 20th annual SAG Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 18, 2014. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo
CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood's 1970s-set con artist picture "American Hustle" has surpassed $200 million at the worldwide box office, Sony Pictures said.
Jeff Blake, the studio's chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution, announced the milestone Thursday.
Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence, the movie has grossed $138.7 million in North America, setting a career high for director David O. Russell at the domestic box office, surpassing the $132.1 million take of Russell's previous hit "Silver Linings Playbook."
"American Hustle," a contender for the Best Picture Oscar, has grossed $64 million to date in overseas markets, with territories including Germany, Russia and Korea yet to open.
"Congratulations go to our filmmakers," Blake said in a statement. "David O. Russell has scored again with critics and audiences alike -- he has delivered a tremendous film, one that has connected with moviegoers in every country around the world. I also want to congratulate Chuck Roven -- a longtime friend and one of our industry's prolific producers -- on his first Oscar nomination, as well as his fellow producers, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon on their nominations. In fact, special congratulations go to Megan on becoming the first woman with two nominations for Best Picture in one year. They and their entire cast and crew dedicated themselves to David's vision for a truly special film, and we're excited and gratified by their success."
Ellison, 28, is also a producer on the film "Her."