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Barbie Dominates Oppenheimer, Targets $337M Global Opening

The world has caught “Barbie fever,” as moviegoers globally flocked to theaters to see Greta Gerwig’s Barbie during its opening weekend. The film proved to be a massive hit, achieving remarkable success on multiple fronts.

Audience reception for Gerwig’s latest venture was exceptionally positive, earning the movie an “A” CinemaScore, along with an impressive 90% Tomatometer rating and audience score. Additionally, the film’s box office performance was nothing short of extraordinary, surpassing expectations.

Barbie was initially projected to make around $165 million at the global box office, but it far exceeded those predictions, amassing a staggering $337 million worldwide. This impressive figure includes earnings from its three-day opening weekend, as well as advance screenings held on the preceding Wednesday and Thursday.

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The movie’s domestic performance was equally remarkable, raking in $155 million in the United States. Barbie’s international numbers were even more impressive, contributing an impressive $182 million to the global box office total.

The film’s opening weekend has become the most significant success of the 2023 summer box office. Even against stiff competition like Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Barbie emerged victorious, surpassing Oppenheimer’s earnings by a substantial margin. Despite being pitted against other major releases, such as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Barbie’s charm and popularity propelled it to the top spot.

Barbie also shattered several box office records during its triumphant run. It set a new record for the largest amount of money in advance sales for Warner Bros., reaching an impressive $49.5 million. Additionally, Barbie marked a milestone as the best opening by a female director domestically, with Greta Gerwig achieving this feat single-handedly, outdoing the previous record held by Captain Marvel’s Anna Boden.

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Furthermore, Gerwig’s Barbie surpassed her previous box office successes, including Little Women, making it her top domestic debut to date. The movie also achieved the best opening weekend for both Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, outperforming their previous blockbuster hits.

Notably, Barbie claimed the title of the biggest opening weekend for a movie based on characters originating as toys, dethroning Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

In the weekend’s domestic box office standings, Barbie dominated with its impressive $155 million, followed by Sound of Freedom in third place with $20.1 million. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One surprisingly slid to fourth place with $19.5 million during its second weekend. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny rounded out the Top 5 with $6.7 million.

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Barbie’s overwhelming success has solidified its status as a blockbuster hit, captivating audiences worldwide with its charm and nostalgia. The film continues to delight moviegoers in theaters, and its captivating trailer has further fueled its popularity.

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