Last Christmas – Emma Thompson Interview - Director & Producer Paul Feig – George Michael -, Writers Greg Wise & Bryony Kimmings - Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh – Perfect World Pictures – Universal Pictures
Last Christmas is a 2019 romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma...
Last Christmas is a 2019 romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the story with her husband, Greg Wise. Based on the song of the same name, and inspired by the music of George Michael, the film stars Emilia Clarke as a disillusioned Christmas store worker who forms a relationship with a mysterious man (Henry Golding) and begins to fall for him; Thompson and Michelle Yeoh also star.
Last Christmas was theatrically released in the United States on 8 November 2019 and in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2019 by Universal Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances and chemistry of Clarke and Golding but criticized the screenplay, clichés, and plot twist. Last Christmas has been a hit at the worldwide box office. As of 24 December 2019, it has grossed $34.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $76.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $111.1 million.
In the United States and Canada, Last Christmas was released alongside Doctor Sleep, Midway, and Playing with Fire, and was projected to gross $13–19 million from 3,448 theaters in its opening weekend. It made $4.1 million on its first day, including $575,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $11.6 million, finishing fourth, behind its fellow newcomers. In its second weekend, the film grossed $6.7 million, finishing fifth. The film took in $3 million during its third weekend, finishing ninth and losing 1,043 theaters. In the United Kingdom it debuted to £2.7 million, from 612 cinemas, finishing first.