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“Barbie” Crosses the Half-Billion Mark at the Domestic Box Office

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Following its historic entry into the billion-dollar club worldwide, “Barbie” continues to captivate audiences from coast to coast, finishing its third week at the top of the North American box office with a staggering $502.6 million and counting. Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures, made the announcement today.

Greta Gerwig’s film, which was released on July 21st, delivers an original cinematic rendition of the timeless Mattel IP that continues to draw record crowds and captivate audiences of all ages across all quadrants. With a visionary director, a stellar cast led by Margot Robbie, who also produced, and Ryan Gosling, and the world’s most iconic doll at its heart, the critically acclaimed film has slashed scores of Studio and industrywide records, clocking in new daily, weekly, and weekend domestic box office highs at unprecedented rates.

“It takes a truly extraordinary experience to power a winning streak this unstoppable, and Greta, Margot, and the entire ‘Barbie’ cast and crew have clearly delivered exactly that. ‘Barbie’ is, without a doubt, the must-see theatrical event that people have been waiting for,” said Goldstein. “This wholly original film—one that’s not part of any franchise—broke nearly 20 box office records on its debut weekend alone, and with the low percentage drops we’re seeing from week to week, that momentum is showing no signs of slowing down. I Ken say that this is absolutely the summer of pink, and we couldn’t be more thrilled or proud to be part of it.”

“We are so thrilled the ‘Barbie’ movie continues to be seen and discovered by moviegoers across the country,” said Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, Co-Chairs & CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group. With this incredible box office success, we at Warner Bros. Discovery congratulate Greta, Noah, Margot, Tom, David, Ryan, America, and the entire ‘Barbie’ cast and crew.”

Living in Barbie Land means being a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you’re experiencing a full-fledged existential crisis. You could also be a Ken.

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie,” starring Oscar nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken, alongside America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” HBO’s “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”).

The film also stars Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).

Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel. The film’s producers are Oscar nominees David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Margot Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”), Tom Ackerley (“Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”) and Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

Gerwig’s creative team behind the camera included Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“The Irishman,” “Silence,” “Brokeback Mountain”), Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Anna Karenina”), Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”), editor Nick Houy (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), visual effects supervisor Glen Pratt (“Paddington 2,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and music supervisor George Drakoulias (“White Noise,” “Marriage Story”), with a score by Oscar winners Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (“A Star Is Born”), who also contributed to numerous songs on the film’s soundtrack.

The soundtrack includes an impressive roster of today’s hottest music artists, including Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice with Aqua, Charli XCX, KAROL G feat. Aldo Ranks, Tame Impala, Dominic Fike, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Khalid, PinkPantheress, GAYLE, Ava Max, FIFTY FIFTY and more.

“Barbie,” a Heyday Films, a LuckyChap Entertainment, an NB/GG Pictures, and a Mattel production, is presented by Warner Bros. Pictures. Warner Bros. Pictures is in charge of worldwide distribution.


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