The biggest domestic opening weekend for a movie this year was achieved by Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, which earned $155M at the domestic box office this past weekend. Additionally, this is the largest opening weekend for a female director in history.
This will be the first year in Hollywood history where a single female directed the top-grossing film, provided Greta Gerwig’s Barbie continues to have the biggest domestic opening for a movie for the remainder of 2023.
Barbie made an additional $120 million overseas, bringing its worldwide box office total to $275 million on a $145 million budget, according to Insider. The publication reports Barbie had an estimated marketing budget of $100 million, implying that the film has already made its money back.
‘OPPENHEIMER’ grossed $80 million in its first weekend at the domestic box office, making it the most successful debut for an original Christopher Nolan film ever. On a $100 million budget, the film grossed more than $175 million worldwide.
Barbenheimer’s opening weekend totals cement its place in history as the fourth largest box office weekend in history. Despite the fact that the two blockbuster films debuted on the same day, it appears that they coexisted perfectly.
According to the Associated Press, 200,000 people purchased same-day tickets to “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” according to a National Association of Theater Owners survey.
‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: DEAD RECKONING – PART ONE,’ starring Tom Cruise, earns $19.5 million in its second domestic weekend, a 65% drop. The film grossed $370 million worldwide while having a massive $291 million budget, which does not include the film’s marketing budget.
In its fourth weekend of release, “Sound of Freedom” earned $18.8 million from 3,285 theaters. The low-budget film about child sex trafficking has grossed $124 million, making it the year’s 14th highest-grossing domestic release.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” by Disney rounded out the top five, grossing $6.7 million from 2,885 locations. After four weeks in theaters, Harrison Ford’s action-adventure film has grossed $159 million domestically and $335 million worldwide on a $300 million budget.
Did you watch Barbenheimer this weekend? Stay tuned for more of our box office report here.
After all the paparazzi photos of the Barbie set and after all the celebrity cameos that we saw in this film already, we finally got a glimpse of Greta Gerwig’s vision for Barbie. I’m telling you that I didn’t expect this film to pay homage to the opening scene from one of Stanley Kubrick’s films.
In the opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, an early man encountered a mysterious monolith that made him more aggressive and greedy. From the Barbie teaser trailer, it seems like Barbie (Margot Robbie) will take on the same role as the monolith with the young girls and their baby dolls. In the teaser, the young girls start destroying their baby dolls when Barbie appears before them. It’s a signal to the new age of dolls.
Ryan Gosling stars alongside Margot Robbie as Ken. The film will reportedly feature many versions of Ken and Barbie, but it’s unclear who will be portraying the other versions. America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel, Emerald Fennell, Alexandra Shipp, and many, many more will appear in the film.
On another note, the official account for Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ has followed Dua Lipa on Instagram, seemingly confirming her involvement in the film, which got previously reported in May.
Gerwig appeared on Dua Lipa’s podcast At Your Service last month to speak on the process of Barbie.
“It was terrifying. I think there’s something about starting from that place where it’s like, ‘Well, anything is possible.”
It’s a Barbie world, and we’re all just living in it. Check out the first look at the teaser trailer for Greta Gerwig’s BARBIE starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, down below.
Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is officially Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing global release in history, surpassing ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.’
Barbie made its theatrical debut on July 21st, and remained a dominant force ever since. It held the top spot at the box office for four weeks in a row before finishing a strong and unexpectedly close second to Blue Beetle in its fifth week. It maintained its success in its sixth week, nearly surpassing Gran Turismo to take the top spot during its first weekend.
Barbie has earned $594,801,000 at the domestic box office, accounting for approximately 46% of her total earnings. In addition, $745,500,000 has been generated from international markets.
This distribution of ticket sales closely resembles the ratio that contributed to The Super Mario Bros. phenomenal success.
With a worldwide gross of $1,340,301,000, Barbie is just $20 million away from overtaking The Super Mario Bros as the year’s highest-grossing film.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is this year’s third highest-grossing film, earning slightly more than $845 million. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Marvels may aspire to that level of success. Although the first films in their respective series grossed more than $1 billion, the sequels may not receive the same amount of love this go around.
Barbie is likely to earn the most money overall in 2023 if Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom or The Marvels do not significantly outperform expectations. Only Barbie and Mario have so far made more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide.
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.
Following its record-breaking opening week, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Barbie” has surpassed $700 million at the global box office in just 8 days after serving up the biggest week in Warner Bros. history with $578.5 million.
The film debuted in 4,200 North American screens on Friday, July 21, drawing unprecedented crowds in preview showings and throughout the weekend, earning the year’s biggest opening weekend, pre-shows, and single grossing day, as well as the largest-ever opening for a female-directed film.
The film also set studio records for a Monday, Tuesday, and non-opening Wednesday, culminating in the largest seven-day box office for a single film in Warner Bros. history.
Barbie’s big screen debut also maintains its position as one of the year’s best-reviewed films, with a Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes Critics rating of 89%, a matching Audience Score, and an A CinemaScore.
Internationally, the film continues to dominate the box office in 69 territories, with the biggest-ever industry opening weekend of the year in 24 of those markets and the biggest-ever Monday for a Warner Bros. Pictures film in 19 territories, including the United Kingdom and Italy, where it reigned through Tuesday.
“Barbie” also set the record for the biggest WB opening weekend of all time in 26 markets, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as the biggest opening week of the year in Australia and New Zealand, with the latter also delivering the biggest-ever opening week for a WB film.
Globally, the film is Greta Gerwig’s biggest opening as a director, as well as the biggest opening for Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and nearly every other actor in the film, as well as the biggest opening for a toy-based film.