Barbie movie close to $billion: the incredible box office results of the second weekend


The second programming weekend reconfirms Margot Robbie's Barbie as the film phenomenon of the year.

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The Barbenheimer phenomenon continues to conquer theaters around the world even on its second programming weekend! Barbie and Oppenheimer (who will arrive in August) together have exceeded one billion in receipts globally, while the strikes of actors and writers continue to shake Hollywood to its foundations.

Greta Gerwig's cotton candy comedy is firmly at the top of the charts, making $93 million between Friday and Sunday. Ticket sales for Barbie were down just 43% from her debut. The film is in seventh place in the ranking of the best second weekends of all time, behind only the multibillion-dollar behemoths like Star Wars: The Awakens of the Force (149 million), Avengers: Endgame (147 million) and Infinity War (114 million). ), Black Panther (111 million), Jurassic World (106 million), and The Avengers (103 million).

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer surpassed $46 million over the weekend. According to Universal, it became the first R-rated film to gross more than $10 million for seven days straight.

After two weeks on the big screen, Barbie generated $351.4 million in North America, making it the fourth biggest release of the year. Worldwide, the Warner Bros. film grossed more than $750 million and ranks as the third biggest film of the year. Oppenheimer made $174 million at the domestic box office and $400 million at the global box office. It has already surpassed the total takings of two previous Nolan efforts, namely Tenet (365 million) and Batman Begins (373 million).

And in Italy? The film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling continues to conquer Italian cinemas also in its second weekend with 5,431,001 euros in takings, reaching a total of 18 million euros (18,153,546 euros). To see the effects of the Barbenheimer phenomenon we will have to wait until August 23rd. At that point, we will find out if Nolan's film with Cillian Murphy will be able to keep up with the most pink film of the year.

Source: Variety