This Barbie just broke all the records to become a box office hit!
After a highly anticipated opening weekend the numbers are in on who won Barbenheimer. Earning reports have declared that Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ has beaten all the Kens to become a box office smash, earning more than $155 million in North America and Canada on the opening weekend, putting Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ in second place with $80.5 million, as reported by Deadline.
Both films released on July 21 after highly publicised marketing campaigns. All eyes in hit-starved Hollywood were on the two films with expectations running high after a disappointing summer season.
‘Barbie’ has also been hailed as the biggest opening weekend to be directed by a woman, surpassing 2019’s Captain Marvel ($153 million) and 2017’s Wonder Woman ($103 million).
Barbie revolves around the iconic Matell doll of the same name, who travels to human’s world to discover the reality of her creation. The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in leading roles, while America Fererra plays a supporting role.
Oppenheimer explores the life of the American scientist J Robert Oppenheimer as he invents the atomic bomb and later deals with the consequences of his creation.