“The Dark Knight” just took a backseat! Guess who’s climbing up the box office charts? “Barbie”! Yep, she’s now the queen of Warner Bros. Discovery’s domestic releases, pulling in a cool $537 million, and zooming past the caped crusader’s $535 million, says Box Office Mojo.
And she’s not hitting the brakes anytime soon. “Barbie” might just zip past “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which is hanging tight at $574 million domestically.
Did you hear? Earlier, “Barbie” made some serious waves, being the first movie directed by a gal to rake in over a billion bucks worldwide. And she’s not done. She’s eying “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” again, hoping to overtake its whopping $1.35 billion global sales.
So what’s the buzz about? “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie, dives into the life and drama of our favorite doll. It’s been a hit, holding the top movie spot since its debut on July 21. That’s four solid weeks, people!
The genius Greta Gerwig and her all-pink feminist story. Oh, and it’s Mattel’s first swing at the big screen. They went all out promoting it – think real-life Barbie Dreamhouse and those awesome fast-food tie-ins.
Chris Nolan, the genius behind “The Dark Knight”, watched another of his movies trail behind “Barbie” too. “Oppenheimer”, which hit screens the same day as “Barbie”, has raked in $270 million in the U.S. and a global tally of $654 million. It’s the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man behind the atomic bomb.
Fun fact? Loads of fans got tickets for both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on day one, creating a cool double-feature called “Barbenheimer”, as per the big shots at the National Association of Theater Owners.