“Barbie” Surpasses “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and is Now Available on Streaming

Another weekend, another major milestone passed. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has danced past Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi in its eighth weekend at the box office, yet another incredible feat for the movie that can seemingly do it all. Barbie is no longer winning the box office belt every weekend (this past weekend, that honor went to The Nun II), but its most recent haul pushed it up to $620.27 million domestically, which edges out The Last Jedi, which brought in $620.18 million at the domestic box office.

And now, for the few people around the country who didn’t watch Margot Robbie become the iconic Mattel doll with a sudden case of existential dread, you’ll be able to catch Barbie at home. While the film is still in theaters, it’s now officially available on streaming services as of 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 12. You’ll be able to stream the movie for a 48-hour rental at $24.99, or you can own it for $29.99 on participating platforms.

It goes without saying now that Barbie is a legitimate cultural phenomenon, the kind of movie that seems like such an implausible mega-blockbuster until it seems like its success was inevitable. Opening on the same day as Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and thus bringing Barbenheimer into the cultural lexicon, both films proved that audiences are hungry—very hungry—for original films by passionate, daring filmmakers. Barbie has become the highest-grossing film in Warner Bros.’s 100-year history, to name just one massive record. Nolan’s Oppenheimer has done remarkably well, obliterating expectations, especially considering it’s a three-hour biopic about the father of the Atomic bomb. (The streaming date for Oppenheimer hasn’t been locked down yet, but you can expect to wait a bit longer for it).

Whether you’ve seen Barbie in the theaters once, twice, or more, you can now track her journey with Ken from Barbie Land to the real world (and back again) from the comfort of your own home. Or, catch it in theaters one last time while it’s still there.

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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) RYAN GOSLING, MARGOT ROBBIE and Director/Writer GRETA GERWIG on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk


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