“Barbenheimer” days are upon us, and it lives up to the hype. Director Greta GerwigSharp humor of Barbie is leading the race against Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer Both at home and abroad, on the back of the really amazing numbers. We’re talking superhero territory here. The film is on a good track to deliver the highest opening weekend of the year so far at the domestic box office, and it is managing to attract a lot of attention from overseas as well.
Barbie It opened to $70 million on its first day at the domestic box office, including $22 million from Thursday previews. The film is currently on track to earn more than $155 million in three days this weekend, with Warner Bros. Play it a little conservatively and stick to $150 million, while some of the more conservative numbers open to the $160 million range. The film is looking for $120 million from only 70 foreign markets, for a worldwide haul of about $280 million on Sunday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. For context, this is greater than $ 230-odd million Mission: Counting the dead is impossible. Opening weekend grosses that extended just last week. Part of the calculation is dead Double the cost Barbiewhich is reported to have a budget of about 145 million US dollars.
Barbie Earned a strong A CinemaScore from audiences on opening day, and is currently sitting at a perfect 90% on the Rotten Tomatoes review aggregator. of Collider Ross Boname also praised the film in his review, saying “Barbie It’s also an example of how putting the right people behind an unusual idea can make something beautiful out of it.” Strong audiences and critical reception certainly bode well for the future of the film, and for the studio’s hopes of building a franchise.
But what about Gerwig’s recent commitment to directing two Narnia movies for Netflix? Gerwig’s vision for Barbie Perhaps the single most important factor (besides the studio’s excellent marketing) in the film’s record-breaking success. Gerwig came out of the mumblecore movement and has now established himself as one of the most in-demand directors. Previously, she maintained various features Lady Bird And Little woman, both of which were hits in addition to critical acclaim. Her return to Barbie-land for a possible sequel is important.
The film is making new records
domestically, Barbie Still on track to become the biggest debut for a single female filmmaker, surpassing it Patty Jenkins‘ A wonderful woman From 2017. Director Anna Boden And Ryan Fleck‘s Captain Marvel It opened to $153 million in 2019. It’s also one of the biggest openings of all time for a male-female film, and is showing up. The Hunger Games And Twilight Title. Starring by Margot Robbie And Ryan Gosling A popular Mattel dolls Barbie and Ken, the film looked satirical on the topic of consumerism, feminism, and, indeed, existentialism. Barbie Still stars Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, American Ferrera, Michael Cera and many others. You can watch our interview with Robbie and Gosling here, and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.