Gran Turismo Movie Earns $17.3 Million in Opening Weekend

    Based on a true story.

    The Gran Turismo movie has officially made $17.3 million in its opening weekend. It is the #1 movie in North America, beating Barbie by .3 million.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment released Gran Turismo on August 25, 2023. The movie is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, an avid fan of the Gran Turismo video games who became a professional race car driver. The film is available for viewing now in every North American theater.

    Gran Turismo Makes Over $17 Million in Opening Weekend

    A behind the scenes shot of the Gran Turismo movie.

    The Gran Turismo movie is now the #1 movie in America. It has beat out Barbie, Blue Beetle, Oppenheimer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. According to Box Office Mojo, it has earned more than $53 million worldwide. The movie had a budget of $60 million. With its recent opening weekend success, it’s only a matter of time before the film makes a profit.

    Gran Turismo is a racing franchise that initially began in 1997. Over the years, PlayStation has developed the series further and released a new game on each mainline Sony Console. For those who have already watched the movie and are hoping to get more Gran Turismo action, Gran Turismo 7 is available now on the PlayStation Store. Sony initially released the game in 2022. Gran Turismo 7 is available on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The base edition costs $69.99 on PS5 and $59.99 on PS4. 

    The synopsis of the movie, according to the official website, is as follows:

    Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within.

    Lastly, the Gran Turismo movie is available now for viewing in all theaters nationwide.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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