“Barbie” is About to Become the Biggest Hit in Warner Bros. History

There is no stopping Barbie now.

Greta Gerwig’s gangbusters blockbuster is poised to become the highest-grossing film in Warner Bros. history as it’s slated to pass Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on Monday to claim the title. Gerwig, her star and producer Margot Robbie, and the rest of the Barbie cast and crew will now claim the number one spot in Warner Bros.’s storied 100-year history after scooping up another $18.2 million this past weekend in 75 international territories, pushing its global gross to an astonishing $1.34 billion. Barbie‘s next order of business after that will likely to be take the top spot for 2023’s global box office from The Super Mario Bros. Movie, too.

Meanwhile, the other half of the Barbenheimer phenomenon, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, is hurtling towards a stupendous $800 million at the global box office. It’s an incredible feat for a three-hour biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), the father of the atomic bomb. The two films, which opened simultaneously on July 21 and have been twinned ever since have been the stories of the summer and, quite possibly, will be the stories of the year for 2023’s biggest, most satisfying blockbusters.

For more on Barbie, check out these stories:

“Barbie”: Watch Ryan Gosling Crush “I’m Just Ken” in Hilarious Rehearsal Video

“Barbie” Casting Directors Allison Jones And Lucy Bevan on Populating Barbie Land

“Barbie” Hair & Makeup Artist Ivana Primorac Conjures Personality From Plastic

Pretty in Pink With “Barbie” Production Designer Sarah Greenwood & Set Decorator Katie Spencer

For more on Oppenheimer, check out these stories:

Christopher Nolan on Exploding Myths & Exposing Humanity in “Oppenheimer”

“Oppenheimer” Composer Ludwig Göransson Creates a New Kind of Atomic Scale

“Oppenheimer” Production Designer Ruth De Jong on Helping Christopher Nolan Build the Bomb

Featured image: Caption: (L-r) MARGOT ROBBIE as Barbie and RYAN GOSLING as Ken and in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (PRESS KIT). Photo Credit: Atsushi Nishijima


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