Barbie Sets Box Office Record, Becomes Warner Bros.’ Top-Grossing Film
Barbie, the fantasy comedy movie directed by Greta Gerwig, has become a massive hit at the box office. Just a month after its release, Barbie has shattered records and made its mark in cinematic history. The film stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, and it’s been receiving a lot of attention for its success.
The movie was released on the same day as Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and Barbie managed to outshine its competition by a significant margin. Not only did Barbie win the box office clash, but it also achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office collections. In this short span, Barbie has not only made waves at the global box office but has also outperformed some of Warner Bros.’s biggest releases.
One of the most notable achievements is that Barbie has now become Warner Bros.’s highest-grossing domestic release, surpassing The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2008, held the record with a domestic collection of $536 million. However, Barbie’s exceptional performance has pushed it beyond this mark, earning over $537.5 million at the domestic box office.
Barbie’s success doesn’t stop there. The film is now the leading movie of 2023 in terms of domestic box office earnings, overtaking the animated film The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which collected $574 million. With its momentum still going strong, Barbie could potentially even surpass The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s $1.35 billion global record, solidifying its position as the highest-grossing worldwide release of the year.
The movie’s popularity is evident as it held the top position at the box office for four consecutive weekends. It also achieved another significant feat by becoming the fastest Warner Bros. Film to Enter the Prestigious $1 Billion Club. If Barbie’s performance continues on this trajectory, it might even surpass the earnings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which holds the studio’s record at $1.34 billion, making Barbie Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing worldwide release ever.
Notably, Barbie’s success is not only remarkable for its financial achievements but also for its role in breaking gender barriers. Greta Gerwig, the director of the film, has become the highest-grossing female director, adding to the movie’s long list of achievements.
Behind the scenes, the film’s star Margot Robbie, who also produced the movie, is expected to earn substantial earnings. Reports suggest that she could rake in around $50 million in salary and bonuses, a testament to the movie’s overwhelming success. Even Greta Gerwig will share in the film’s triumph as she embarks on her next project, the adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia for Netflix.
In just a short time, Barbie has taken the movie world by storm. Its fresh approach to storytelling, star-studded cast, and the creative direction of Greta Gerwig have propelled it to unparalleled success. As the film continues its successful run, it’s clear that Barbie has not only become a box office sensation but also a significant milestone in cinematic history.