Madonna's W.E. is a beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world, viewed through the prism of one of history's most fabled romances. The year is 1998, and Manhattan is abuzz with anticipation about the upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But the auction is far more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a transplanted Southerner trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage. Transfixed by the exquisite artifacts of the Windsors' lives, Wally becomes obsessed with the love story of Wallis Simspon (Andrea Riseborough), the chic, charismatic American who captured the heart of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy). As she learns more about the sacrifices Wallis made in choosing to be with Edward, Wally finds the courage to follow her own heart and create her own happiness.
The question that needs to be asked about Madonna's "W.E." is why?
David Germain, Associated Press - February 3, 2012
For Madonna, what better symbol than a vanity mirror for her vanity project - both are stylish and both reflect nothing more than their own emptiness.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail - February 3, 2012
|Domestic Gross (U.S.) (% Share)||$583.46 Thousand (67.2%)|
|+||Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share)||$284.98 Thousand (32.8%)|
|=||Total Worldwide Gross||$868.44 Thousand (100%)|
Data as of 05/10/12 6:30 PM GMT
Studios get on average 55 percent share of the total gross.View Full Box Office Analysis & Reports for W.E.