Voltage Pictures’ YA romance adaption After has crossed $50m at the international box office, making it the top independent performer of the year to date.
Since launching in April, the film starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford opened at number one in 17 territories licenced by Voltage, and has gone on to gross more than $7.7m in France, $8.2m in Germany, and $7m in Italy. Other highlights include $2.8m in Russia, $2.7m in Scandinavia, and $1.4m in Benelux.
The two leads and author Anna Todd, upon whose bestselling Watt Pad and book series the film is based, travelled extensively in support of the film. The promotional tour covered Mexico City, São Paulo, Madrid, Lisbon, Milan, Rome Paris, and Toronto. The tour included fan events, book and autograph signings, premieres and fan meets.
“The wild success of After is a true testament to the tireless efforts of Anna, Hero and Josephine, who made the all-important connection with ‘After-nators’ around the globe,” said Voltage COO and president Jonathan Deckter.
“Our shrewd international partners also capitalised on this highly engaged fan base, who turned out in the thousands at every public appearance and followed all their movements with a phenomenal social media connection across the globe.”
Voltage launched international sales on After in Cannes last year.
Recent titles on the Voltage sales slate include Berlin Panorama selection and Toronto International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize-winner Skin starring Jamie Bell, which A24 will release in the US.
The company is currently in post-production on the thriller Eve directed by Tate Taylor and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, and Joan Chen.