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Barbie Makes Box Office History, Surpassing One Billion Dollars Worldwide

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The juggernaut that is Greta Gerwig’s riotously flamboyant Barbie shows no signs of stopping.

The Warner Bros. sensation has surpassed $1 billion worldwide in box office revenue.

The news comes as Barbie culminates its third straight week at the top of the North American box office with a take of over 500 million. The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Barbie’s popularity has propelled Gerwig into the record books as the first woman to cross the billion-dollar mark as a solo director.

Goldstein, and Andrew Cripps, President of International Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures stated “As distribution chiefs, we’re not often rendered speechless by a film’s performance, but Barbillion has blown even our most optimistic predictions out of the water.  This is a watershed moment for Barbie, and no one but Greta Gerwig could have brought this cross-generational icon and her world to life in such a funny, emotional and entertaining story, one that is resonating with all four quadrants of moviegoers and literally turning the entire world pink.  Long lines and repeat viewings prove that movies are back in a big, big way, and we look forward to seeing just how far Barbie can go in the real world.”

Since the film’s much hyped, and at times, prematurely criticized debut, Barbie has broken every studio benchmark that preceded it, including all-time daily, weekly and weekend highs, as well being the fastest to reach $400 million domestically and $500 million internationally.  

Barbie: © Warner Bros. Pictures

The film focuses on a stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie) whose perfect life is interrupted by a full-on existential crisis. Searching for answers in “the real world” Barbie is dismayed to discover an uncaring and occasionally cruel landscape outside of Barbie land. Meanwhile, companion Ken’s (Ryan Gosling) eyes are opened to the trappings of a man’s world, a world in which a man can be more than just Ken.

“It takes a truly extraordinary experience to power a winning streak this unstoppable, and Greta, Margot, and the entire Barbie cast and crew have clearly delivered exactly that,” added Goldstein.  “Barbie is, without a doubt, the must-see theatrical event that people have been waiting for. This wholly original film—one that’s not part of any franchise—broke nearly 20 box office records on its debut weekend alone, and with the low percentage drops we’re seeing from week to week, that momentum is showing no signs of slowing down.  I Ken say that this is absolutely the summer of pink, and we couldn’t be more thrilled or proud to be part of it.”

Barbie stars Oscar nominees Margot Robbie (Bombshell, I, Tonya) and Ryan Gosling (La La Land, Half Nelson) as Barbie and Ken, alongside America Ferrera (End of Watch, the How to Train Your Dragon films), Kate McKinnon (Bombshell, Yesterday), Issa Rae (The Photograph, HBO’s Insecure), Rhea Perlman (I’ll See You in My Dreams, Matilda), and Will Ferrell (the Anchorman films, Talladega Nights). 

The film also stars Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Juno), Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War, 65), Ana Cruz Kayne (Little Women), Emma Mackey (Emily, Sex Education), Hari Nef (Assassination Nation, Transparent), Alexandra Shipp (the X-Men films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami, Peaky Blinders), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education), Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Jamie Demetriou (Cruella), Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Emma), Sharon Rooney (Dumbo, Jerk), Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton, Derry Girls), Ritu Arya (The Umbrella Academy), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen).

Gerwig directed Barbie from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Squid and the Whale), based on Barbie by Mattel. 

The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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