Box Office Dominance: Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” Reign Supreme

Box Office Dominance: After seven days, Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan‘s “Oppenheimer” still dominate the box office. “Barbie” earned a record $93 million in its second weekend, while “Oppenheimer” earned $46.2 million. These week-two dips are much smaller than usual at 43% and 44%.

“Barbenheimer” is more than a weekend fad. Both movies have sold over a billion tickets worldwide, a cinematic milestone. Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian called it a “touchstone moment for movies, moviegoers, and movie theaters.”

“Barbie”‘s longevity is remarkable. The pink-infused musical smash drew crowds throughout the week and weekend after its $162 million premiere. It outperformed Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” setting a Warner Bros. record for the best opening 11 days in theaters. The picture has grossed $351.4 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, making it a top summer box-office competitor. At least $20 million is earned daily by “Barbie.”

“Barbie” generated $122.2 million overseas during the weekend, contributing to its $775 million global total. These data show the film’s cultural influence, impressing studio executives.

“Barbie” continues to attract return viewers. Rewatches account about 12% of sales. Warner Bros. distribution president Jeff Goldstein emphasized the built-in audience that wants to be part of the “zeitgeist of the moment,” with pink taking over the planet.

“Oppenheimer” moves like a superhero movie rather than a three-hour science film. Nolan’s drama has grossed $174.1 million domestically and $72.4 million overseas, surpassing $400 million worldwide. IMAX screenings generate $80 million worldwide. IMAX extended its run through Aug. 13 due to its success.

Disney’s “Haunted Mansion,” based on the theme park attraction, struggled to compete with “Barbenheimer” in the new releases. Despite poor reviews, the picture opened with $24 million domestically and $9 million internationally.


“Talk to Me,” an A24 supernatural horror film, opened with a promising $10 million. The $4.5 million picture has a 95% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

While audiences have revived the film business, not all films have succeeded. “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part I” grossed $10.7 million in its third weekend, totaling $139.2 million domestically and $309.3 million internationally.

The surprise smash “Sound of Freedom” is the best-performing non-“Barbenheimer” title in theaters. In its fourth weekend, including crowdfunding pay-it-forward sales, Angel Studios’ picture earned $12.4 million, increasing its total to nearly $150 million.

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Our Reader’s Queries

What is the biggest box office hit of all time?

1. Avatar – $2,923,706,026
2. Avengers: Endgame – $2,799,439,100
3. Avatar: The Way of Water – $2,320,250,281
4. Titanic – $2,264,743,305
5. (and so on – 116 more rows)

What was the last Disney movie to make $1 billion?

It’s particularly heart-wrenching that this year coincides with Disney’s 100th anniversary – a bitter irony for the company to be at a pivotal point a century in. Disney’s most recent blockbuster, Avatar: The Way of Water, hit theaters at the close of 2022, marking the last billion-dollar hit for the entertainment giant.

Who is the box office king in world?

Samuel L. Jackson holds the record for starring in the highest-earning movies of all time. His impressive career includes an impressive 208 acting roles over the course of 50 years. It’s clear that Jackson’s unmatched success can be attributed to his dedication and talent.

How did Oppenheimer movie do at box office?

“Oppenheimer” raked in an impressive $954 million at the box office this year, surpassing all superhero movies and big Hollywood blockbusters like “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” Despite being a three-hour, R-rated film, audiences flocked to theaters in large numbers.


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