How Much Money Did ‘Barbie’ Make at the Box Office?

Barbie‘s historic opening weekend on the field workplace proves we’re all residing in Barbieland.

The movie, which opened on Friday, July 21, raked in an estimated $155 million on the home field workplace on opening weekend. That’s far past the Margot Robbie-led film’s projections, which had been between $90 million and $110 million. Barbie practically doubled the opening weekend field workplace of Oppenheimer.

Christopher Nolan’s three-hour drama in regards to the atomic bomb introduced in an estimated $80 million. The interval movie, starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon, additionally surpassed expectations and was even a part of a double-feature for a lot of. AMC reported final week that greater than 20,000 moviegoers pre-ordered same-day tickets to see each Barbie and Oppenheimer — a phenomenon nicknamed Barbenheimer.

As Barbie raked within the massive bucks, she additionally broke some massive information. The Greta Gerwig-directed movie marks the largest field workplace opening ever for a film directed by a lady. She dethroned Patty Jenkins, who beforehand held the solo crown after Marvel Girl debuted to $103.3 million. In the meantime, Anna Boden held the title for co-directing after 2019’s Captain Marvel, which she helmed with Ryan Fleck, opened to $153 million.

Barbie is formally the largest opening weekend of the 12 months, knocking The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film out of the highest spot. The Mattel film additionally had a much bigger weekend than all of this 12 months’s Marvel films, together with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. (Sony’s Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse is the highest superhero opening of 2023 with $120 million.)

'Barbie' Blows Past Box Office Expectations — and 'Oppenheimer' — on Opening Weekend

Margot Robbie as Barbie in ‘Barbie.’
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The film — which follows Barbie into the true world as she struggles to determine who’s enjoying together with her and giving her ideas of existential dread — can be the largest three-day opening for a film primarily based on a toy, surpassing all Transformers films.

Although they’re no strangers to large studio movies, Barbie marks the largest opening weekend ever for each Robbie, 33, and Ryan Gosling, who play Barbie and Ken. (Barbie additionally stars America Ferrara, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Will Ferrell and Kate McKinnon.)

Along with the $155 million on the home field workplace, Barbie is predicted to drag in one other $182 million internationally. Nonetheless, the film has a methods to go on the field workplace to stay as much as Robbie’s massive guarantees.

“I feel I informed them that it’d make a billion {dollars}, which possibly I used to be overselling, however we had a film to make, OK?” Robbie informed Collider of convincing Mattel and Warner Bros. to each approve the script and provides her and Gerwig artistic management over the movie. Along with starring because the doll, her firm, Fortunate Chap Leisure, produced the movie and Robbie is an govt producer whereas Gerwig directed the movie from a script she penned with husband and artistic accomplice Noah Baumbach.

“Studios have prospered a lot after they’re courageous sufficient to pair an enormous concept with a visionary director,” the Australian actress continued within the interview, which was carried out forward of the SAG-AFTRA strike. “After which I gave a collection of examples like, ‘Dinosaurs and [Steven] Spielberg‘ – just about naming something that’s been unimaginable and made a ton of cash for the studios over time. And I used to be like, ‘And now you’ve received Barbie and Greta Gerwig.”