Barbie and Oppenheimer, two Hollywood films that were released on the same day, have become box office successes. Presently, the Barbie film on its own has a gross $1 billion at the global box office. With the exception of India, the Margot Robbie film consistently outperformed Oppenheimer at the Box office.
Barbie’s worldwide collection
Since its July 21 premiere, “Barbie” has smashed multiple records, and the summer blockbuster is on the verge of shattering yet another. Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” which is projected to earn an estimated $48 million less than “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” looks certain to take the top spot for 2023’s highest grossing domestic picture.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, told CNN that “Barbie” made an astounding $155 million domestically in its first weekend of release and last week joined the $1 billion club in global box office sales. Approximately 50 films in history have accomplished this accomplishment, adjusted for inflation. The box office performance of “Barbie” is predicted to have brought in $33.7 million this weekend, maintaining its lead over “Pink Fever,” which has slowed over the past week.
At $525 million domestically and about $1.2 billion internationally, the comedy about the renowned doll is projected to have made. “Barbie” took in $10 million Friday alone, earning an average above $11.3 million per day from August 5-11. It took “Barbie” just three weeks to cross the $500 million domestic milestone, whereas “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” required over five weeks to accomplish it.
It has also became Warner Bros.’s second-biggest release ever, only surpassed by the $1.32 billion gross of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Additionally, Barbie is the distributor’s highest-grossing film in US theatres to date.
Barbie vs Oppenheimer box office collection
Barbie has made more money than Oppenheimer, but since they are working at different levels, it isn’t a disservice to the latter film. Barbie is a more popular film with a more open classification, whereas Oppenheimer is a three-hour biopic with a more limited rating.
With $285.2 million in box office receipts in the US and $432.6 million abroad, Oppenheimer has now brought in an incredible $717.8 million worldwide. The latest film by Christopher Nolan holds the distinction of being the highest-grossing film to never take the top spot at the US box office. It is also the seventh-biggest R-rated film in domestic history.
With Oppenheimer surpassing Interstellar ($715.8 million) to become Nolan’s fourth highest grossing film globally, only The Dark Knight ($1.01 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.08 billion), and Inception ($837.2 million) rank higher. Oppenheimer is the only biopic to place second at the worldwide movie office, behind Bohemian Rhapsody ($910.8 million).
A quick glance at the movie cast
●Margot Robbie as Barbie
●Ryan Gosling as Ken
●Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel
●Michael Cera as Allan
●Emerald Fennell as Midge
●Dua Lipa as the Mermaid Barbies
●Issa Rae as President Barbie
●Jamie Demetriou as a Mattel employee
●Dame Helen Mirren as The Narrator
●Connor Swindells as Aaron Dinkins
●Emma Mackey as Physicist Barbie
Alexandra Shipp as Writer Barbie
●Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie
●Ana Cruz Kayne as Judge Barbie
●Ritu Arya as Journalist Barbie
●Nicola Coughlan as Diplomat Barbie
●Hari Nef as Dr Barbie
●Sharon Rooney as Lawyer Barbie
●Kingsley Ben-Adir as Ken #1
●Simu Liu as Ken #2
●Scott Evans as Ken #3
●Ncuti Gatwa as Ken #4
●John Cena as Merman Ken
●America Ferrera as Gloria
●Ariana Greenblatt as Sasha
●Rhea Perlman as Ruth Handler
●Ann Roth as an older lady
●Marisa Abela as TBC
The main plot twist of the movie
Barbie’s feet also played a role in the plot of the movie since the character had flat feet, which causes her heels to unexpectedly contact the ground. Therefore, Robbie’s message from the platform’s founder wasn’t exactly shocking. The correspondence began with an introduction, “My name is Liz, and I make thousands of dollars selling pictures of my feet on Fun With Feet. Also, I resemble you quite a bit.”
The director wrote, “Barbie is all women, but we really are Barbie – Stereotypical Barbie, anyway.” Then Liz gave Robbie a sizable sum of money and the chance to create Barbie-themed content for the platform.
Any speculations about Barbie’s OTT debut
The film may release on Max in the US in August or September 2023. The official date is not out.