One thing that has been occupying our minds for the past few weeks is Barbie. The movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling has been attracting audiences to the theatres. Not only that, but it has also achieved a historic milestone at the box office. All credit goes to the director Greta Gerwig and, of course, the amazing cast, including our real-life Barbie and Ken. The movie has surpassed $1 billion at the global box office, which is truly mind-boggling.
Greta Gerwig is the first woman director to earn $1 Billion at the box office for Barbie
It was a clash of titans at the box office as two highly anticipated movies, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, were released on the same weekend, July 21. Both directors and their cast members boast massive fan bases, leading to a flood of fans at the theatres.
However, it appears that there had to be a clear winner, and Greta Gerwig’s directorial is emerging as the frontrunner. Barbie has raked in an impressive amount of revenue, making history as Greta Gerwig becomes the first female director in the history of cinema to achieve the highest box office numbers. The success of Barbie is a testament to Greta Gerwig’s skill and storytelling prowess. It’s undoubtedly a significant moment for women directors in the film industry.
On Sunday, Warner Bros. reported that the movie earned $53 million in the US and Canada during its third week of release. Additionally, it made an impressive $74 million internationally. So far, the film has grossed $459.4 million in the US and Canada and a whopping $1.03 billion worldwide.
With the latest earnings, Barbie now holds the second spot for the highest-grossing film of the year, just behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie from Universal Pictures, which has amassed an impressive $1.35 billion in ticket sales since its release in April.
In the US, two new films debuted this week. Warner Bros.’ Meg 2: The Trench secured the second position, earning $30 million in ticket sales, as per Comscore Inc.’s estimates. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem landed in the fourth position, bringing in $28 million, trailing behind Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer.
The competition was fierce, but Barbie managed to capture the hearts of moviegoers and dominate the box office charts.
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