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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Rules the Box Office, Collects $155 Million in Opening Weekend

Margot Robbie starrer Barbie is roaring at the box office! Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig (best known for the 2017 film Lady Bird and 2019’s Little Women) has broken the opening weekend record for a female director.

As per various reports, Barbie has been minting money at the box office since its release. It has been reported that the film opened to an estimated $155 million at the North American box office. Read on to learn more about Barbie‘s box office collection.

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ wins at the box office

At the moment, Greta Gerwig’s neon-coated fantasy comedy Barbie is dominating the box office. The movie is winning the hearts of the fans and up until now, it has made a remarkable $155 million at the North American box office.

On the other hand, when we talk about Christopher Nolan’s R-rated historical drama Oppenheimer, it has raked in a whopping $80.5 million in its opening weekend. Currently, the craze of “Barbenheimer” is insane.

While having a chat with Variety, David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research, talked about both movies. He said, “This is an unequivocally great weekend for moviegoing.” He went on to say, “‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ are complementing each other at the box office, not taking audience from each other.”

Michael O’Leary, president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners, the industry’s trade organization, added, “Studios gave audiences two uniquely different, smart and original stories that were meant for the big screen. People recognized that something special was happening, and they wanted to be a part of it.”

What is the movie ‘Barbie’ all about?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, that Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie is based on the Barbie fashion dolls by Mattel. The film stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.

Along with Margot and Ryan, the film also stars America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Dua Lipa, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, Ariana Greenblatt, Helen Mirren, Rhea Perlman and Will Ferrell.

It seems like Greta has successfully been able to bring the world’s most popular doll to the big screen. As per Exit Surveys, women of all ages and girls made up around 70 percent of the audience.

Here’s all you need to know about Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, screenwriter, and director who was born on August 4, 1983, in Sacramento, California. Back in the day, she co-wrote and co-directed films such as Hannah Takes the Stairs and Nights and Weekends.

Later on, Gerwig donned the director’s hat for movies like Lady Bird (2017) and Little Women (2019). She even bagged nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture for both films. Along with this, she also received Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, for Lady Bird.

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Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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