Barbie, the highly anticipated film from Warner Bros. Discovery, has made a formidable impact at the box office, grossing more than $250 million in its first week in the domestic market. This impressive haul cements Barbie’s success as a commercial powerhouse and sets it up to be one of the biggest movies of the year.
Stellar First Week Performance
According to Deadline, Barbie raked in $21.2 million on Thursday alone, bringing its total earnings for the week to $258.3 million. These numbers position Barbie as the fourth-highest earning film for first week Thursdays at Warner Bros. Discovery, coming behind only The Matrix Reloaded ($37.5M), The Hangover Part Two ($31.6M), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22M). Such an achievement is a testament to the strong reception and ticket sales for the film.
Not only has Barbie found success in the domestic market, but it has also fared exceptionally well internationally. With $258 million in earnings from the U.S. alone, Barbie has accumulated a staggering $528.6 million at the worldwide box office during its first week. This international figure is boosted by the film’s performance overseas, with $291.4 million in earnings. Barbie’s global popularity sets it up to continue its remarkable run in the coming weeks and solidifies its position among the top movies of the year.
Barbie Movie’s Star-Studded Cast
Margot Robbie leads the cast of Barbie as the titular character who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and leaves Barbieland for the “real world.” Joining her on this adventure is Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend. The film boasts a talented and diverse ensemble cast, including America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, Rhea Perlman, Dua Lipa, Emma Mackey, Ariana Greenblatt, Michael Cera, and Will Ferrell. This star-studded lineup adds to the film’s appeal and showcases the breadth of talent involved in bringing Barbie to life.
Behind the Scenes
Directed by Greta Gerwig and co-written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Barbie is a collaboration of creative visionaries. Margot Robbie also takes on a producing role, alongside Tom Ackerley, David Heyman, and Robbie Brenner, ensuring that the film has a strong team guiding its production. With such notable names attached to the project, it is no wonder that Barbie has garnered significant attention and delivered impressive results at the box office.