Barbie Crosses $1 Billion At The Global Box Office After 17 Days In Theaters
The movie Barbie crosses $1 billion at the Global Box Office. Greta Gerwig's dream comedy with a pink coat has made more than $1 billion around the world, including $459 million in North America and $572 million in other countries. This makes Gerwig the first woman to make a billion-dollar movie on her own.
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The movie Barbie crosses $1 billion at the Global Box Office. Greta Gerwig's dream comedy With a pink coat has made more than $1 billion around the world, including $459 million in North America and $572 million in other countries. This makes Gerwig the first woman to make a billion-dollar movie on her own.
Three other billion-dollar hits were co-directed by women. "Frozen" ($1.3 billion), "Frozen 2" ($1.45 billion), and "Captain Marvel" ($1.1 billion) were all co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.
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Since it came out on July 21, the Barbie movie, which was directed by Greta Gerwig and starred Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, has been breaking records in Hollywood. After all, what can't Barbie do?
Over the weekend, the movie sold more than $1 billion worth of tickets all over the world. That made Gerwig the first woman to join that group as a director on her own. She wrote the project with her partner Noah Baumbach. About 50 movies have made more than $1 billion. Three of them were co-directed by women. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck worked together on Frozen and Frozen II, and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck worked together on Captain Marvel. The 2017 movie Wonder Woman, which was directed by Patty Jenkins, almost made it with $823 million all over the world.
"Barbie" opened on July 21 to rave reviews and made $155 million in its first weekend in the U.S., making it the biggest opening weekend of 2023 and the best start for a movie directed by a woman. It was a full-fledged phenomenon when it came out, thanks to the best advertising effort of the year and great word of mouth. There was also a lot of buzz about "Barbenheimer," which was Christopher Nolan's dark historical thriller that came out at the same time as "Oppenheimer."
"Barbie" has only been out for 17 days, but it has already reached the desired $1 billion mark. It is the eighth Warner Bros. movie in the studio's 100-year history and the fastest to do so. This record was held by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for 19 days. It was a big hit around the world because it did well at the box office in some of the biggest movie countries, like the UK, Mexico, and Australia. Box Office Mojo says that since the movie came out, it has been the No. 1 movie in these areas every weekend.
"Barbie" also did well in China, which is the world's second-largest market and has become more closed off over the past few years. Experts say that franchise movies like "Transformers," "Fast and Furious," and Marvel's superhero pictures tend to do well in China. "Barbie" is like "Transformers" in that it is based on an existing toy, but "Transformers" is "not an IP that generations of Chinese have grown up with," so it doesn't have the same appeal across generations that "Barbie" does in the United States, according to Michael Berry, director of UCLA's Center for Chinese Studies.
But Berry, who studies Chinese film and pop culture, says that Barbie is still a well-known figure all over the world, which will help the movie get foreign attention. Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, who are co-chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros., praised director Greta, who wrote "Barbie" with her movie husband Noah Baumbach.
The director of "Lady Bird" and "Little Women," Gerwig, wrote the script with her partner, Noah Baumbach. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling play stereotypical versions of Barbie and Ken. They leave the Dreamhouse and go out into the real world to find themselves. The rest of the group includes Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Dua Lipa, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, John Cena, and Will Ferrell.
Greta Gerwig's movie about the most famous doll in the world became the second movie this year to make more than a billion dollars worldwide in its third week of release. The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which has been out for four weeks, has made the most money so far this year.
Barbie makes Gerwig the 29th director to join the billion-dollar movie club, and the first woman to do so on her own. It's not surprising that "Barbie" has done well since it's one-half of the "Barbenheimer" brand. And since the doll can stand on her own, her huge success is not at all surprising.