The much-anticipated film “Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing $1 billion in global ticket sales. The film achieved this incredible financial feat just over two weeks after its release on July 21, where it famously faced off against Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
During its third weekend in theaters, “Barbie” continued to captivate audiences and garnered an additional $53 million in domestic ticket sales. The film’s success was evident from its massive $155 million opening weekend, making it Warner Bros. Pictures’ highest-grossing film for a Monday and the biggest opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman. Nicola Coughlan Embraces Barbie Vibes in Glamorous Shots!
The film’s triumph also marked the biggest opening weekend of 2023, surpassing the previously held record by “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” “Barbie” demonstrated its staying power by maintaining a strong presence at the box office, grossing $93 million domestically in its remarkable second weekend. Also Check:Barbie Movie Main Trailer
The film’s success has not only solidified its place in cinematic history but has also spurred plans by Mattel, the iconic toy company behind the Barbie brand, to adapt 14 more of its properties for the big screen. These adaptations include projects like a Polly Pocket movie directed by Lena Dunham, a Hot Wheels film produced by J.J. Abrams, and a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots movie starring Vin Diesel.
Additionally, “Oppenheimer” also reaped benefits from the cinematic buzz created by the “Barbie” phenomenon. Christopher Nolan’s biographical film about J. Robert Oppenheimer became the first-ever R-rated film to achieve over $10 million in ticket sales for 10 consecutive days following its release.
The success of “Barbie” not only marks a significant achievement for the film industry but also highlights the growing impact and popularity of female-directed films and beloved toy adaptations on the global box office stage. The film continues to be a must-watch for audiences around the world. 🎉