West Side Story Full Movie Analysis: Story, Cast, Release Date, Budget, Box Office Collection, Review, Ratings & More

West Side Story

West Side Story is a 2021 Hollywood English language Musical Romance film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is produced by Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Kevin McCollum under the banners of Amblin Entertainment, and, TSG Entertainment Films. The film star Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Rita Moreno, and, Rachel Zegler are in title roles. The music was composed by Leonard Bernstein, and, David Newman.

West Side Story (2021) Full Movie Analysis: Release Date, Storyline, Plot, Cast, Actors Salary, Actors Net Worth, Budget, Box Office Collection, Day wise Collection, Trailer, Songs, Awards, Review, Ratings & More

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Star CastAnsel Elgort
Ariana DeBose
David Alvarez
Mike Faist
Rita Moreno
Rachel Zegler
Produced bySteven Spielberg
Kristie Macosko Krieger
Kevin McCollum
Amblin Entertainment
TSG Entertainment
Screenplay byTony Kushner
CinematographyArtur Zurawski
Edited byMichael Kahn
Sarah Broshar
Music byLeonard Bernstein
David Newman
Distributed by20th Century Studios
CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 10, 2021(United States)
Running time156 minutes
Budget$100 million
Box officeest. $54 million

West Side Story Movie Storyline

The Jets, a gang of Caucasian youngsters, battle the Puerto Rican Sharks for dominance of Manhattan’s West Side’s San Juan Hill in 1957. Officer Krupke and Lieutenant Schrank intervene, reminding the groups that their fight is meaningless because the area is being razed to make room for Lincoln Center. Because the gangs are too arrogant to care, Jet leader Riff offers a fight between them. He asks his friend Tony, who is on probation, for assistance. Tony declines, preferring to make a fresh start with the aid of Valentina, Doc’s general store’s Puerto Rican proprietor. However, Maria is promised to his buddy Chino but wants to be free. Tony and Maria meet and fall in love during a neighborhood dance. Bernardo is enraged by this, and agrees to Riff’s stipulations for a scrap if Tony shows up. Tony expresses his love for Maria, and the two meet on Maria’s fire escape the following day, pledging to see one other again.

West Side Story Movie Budget

West Side Story is made on the budget of $100 million all inclusive.

CostCost Amount
Production CostNA
Prints and AdvertisementNA
Total Cost$100 million Approx.

West Side Story Movie Box Office Collection

The picture was expected to earn $22–31 million in its first weekend worldwide, including $12–17 million in the United States and Canada. The picture was expected to make $14–22 million in its first weekend and $55–85 million in its overall domestic box office run, according to Boxoffice Pro. It grossed $800,000 in domestic previews on Thursday, indicating that the picture will underperform in its opening weekend, owing to reasons such as people’s apprehension to visit cinemas in the thick of the epidemic.

Outside of the United States and Canada, the picture grossed $4.4 million in its first weekend in 37 overseas territories, with IMAX accounting for $1.3 million of that total.  In its second weekend, the picture made $2.1 million from 47 overseas markets, $1.7 million from 46 countries in its third weekend, $1.9 million from 23 markets in its fourth weekend, and $1.6 million in its fifth weekend.

WeekNet Collection
Week 1 Collection$4.4 million
Week 2 Collection$2.1 million
Week 3 Collection$1.7 million
Week 4 Collection $1.9 million
Total 1 Month Collection$10 million
Overall CollectionAmount
US Nett$32.6 million
US Gross$17 million
Overseas$4.4 million
Worldwide Collection$54 million
Verdict Running

West Side Story has earned $53.7 million globally as of now, including $32.6 million in the United States and Canada and $21 million in other markets. To break even, the picture will need an estimated $300 million. West Side Story movie has done overall box office collection of estimated $54 million.

West Side Story Cast, Crew, Role, Salary,Remuneration & Net Worth

Here are the complete details of actors and actresses names in the movie.

1. Ansel Elgort as Tony

Ansel Elgort as Tony
Info Tony
Real Name Ansel Elgort 
Salary Per Movie$5 million
Net Worth$12 million

2.Rachel Zegler as Maria

Rachel Zegler as Maria
Info Maria
Real Name Rachel Zegler
Salary Per Movie $ 500,000 
Net Worth $300,000

3. Ariana DeBose as Anita

Ariana DeBose as Anita
Info Anita
Real Name Ariana DeBose 
Salary Per MovieNot Known
Net Worth $75 million

4. David Alvarez as Bernardo

David Alvarez as Bernardo
Info Bernardo
Real Name David Alvarez
Salary Per Movie $71,864
Net Worth $3 million

5. Mike Faist as Riff

Mike Faist as Riff
Info Riff
Real Name Mike Faist 
Salary Per Movie $100,000 – $1M
Net Worth $1.5 million

6. Rita Moreno as Valentina

Rita Moreno as Valentina
Info Valentina
Real Name Rita Moreno 
Salary Per Movie $357,638.89
Net Worth $10 million

7. Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke

 Brian d'Arcy James as Officer Krupke
Info Officer Krupke
Real Name Brian d’Arcy James
Salary Per Movie $1 million
Net Worth $1.5 million

8. Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank

Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank
Info Lieutenant Schrank
Real Name Corey Stoll
Salary Per Movie $600,000
Net Worth $3 million

9. Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino

Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino
Info Chino
Real Name Josh Andrés Rivera
Salary Per MovieNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

10. Mike Iveson as Glad Hand

Mike Iveson as Glad Hand
Info Glad Hand
Real Name Mike Iveson
Salary Per MovieNot Known
Net Worth $10 million

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West Side Story Movie Review

The film West Side Story has a strong feeling of location and size. It pulls the dances and conflicts from their stage anchors and depicts them in a palpable, based in real-world circumstances, emotionally rich and diverse manner. The artists are no longer pounding the air like they would on stage. Their brawls are top notch and engrossing.

Ultimately, it is the performers that ensure that West Side Story maintains its momentum and walks along beautifully despite the fact that we all know what is coming next. They are responsible for the film’s flounce and flare. Of course, Spielberg’s taste and Kaminski’s abilities assist in propelling the exercise into contemporary and contagious flashes of color and excitement.

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