Blockbuster Bonanza: ‘Barbie’ hits $200M, ‘Oppenheimer’ $100M in 5 Days
The fever surrounding "Barbenheimer" at the box office continues to gain momentum.
After just five days since its release, the entwined films "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" have achieved impressive milestones in theatres. Greta Gerwig's whimsical romp, "Barbie", has surpassed $200 million in ticket sales, while Christopher Nolan's poignant and lengthy biopic, "Oppenheimer", has crossed the $100 million mark.
"Barbie" raked in an additional $26 million on Tuesday, amassing a total of $214.1 million in North America. This puts "Barbie" ahead of "John Wick: Chapter 4", making it the seventh-highest-grossing movie of the year domestically. Furthermore, it is on track to surpass Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" ($214.5 million) to claim the sixth spot. With its steady performance, the movie is expected to continue its ascent in the days and weeks to come.
The PG-13 fantasy comedy stars Margot Robbie in a portrayal of the iconic doll, and its popularity has extended beyond North America, with an overseas box office haul of $200 million. In total, "Barbie" has already accumulated over $400 million in global ticket sales, making it a tremendous success for Warner Bros. The film's budget was $145 million, and the accompanying marketing campaign has clearly paid off on an international scale.
Meanwhile, "Oppenheimer", a historical drama focusing on the intense world of brilliant scientists and politicians, has become one of the select 19 movies this year to reach the $100 million milestone. Despite its subject matter and serious tone, the film managed to add $12 million on Tuesday, bringing its North American earnings to $107 million.
Cillian Murphy, who stars as the theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, leads the cast of the movie, which was made with a budget of $100 million, supported by Universal. The studio's investment seems to have paid off, as "Oppenheimer" has garnered an impressive $130.8 million at the international box office and a grand total of $238 million worldwide.