“Barbie” becomes the highest-grossing film of 2023 as the Margot Robbie hit grosses $1.3 billion at the box office
A month after its theatrical release, “Barbie” has become the highest-grossing film of 2023.
The blockbuster – starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling – has overtaken the Super Mario Bros. film at the global box office. Variety announced Saturday that the film has grossed a total of $1.36 billion since its release in July.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the hit film is also the highest-grossing film in Warner Bros. history.
The film, starring Margo Robbie as the title character and Ryan Gosling as her “boyfriend” Ken, broke the record set by 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which grossed $1.31 billion.
Plus, Barbie is sure to see another increase in ticket sales with its release in IMAX on September 22nd.
A direct hit! A month after its theatrical release, “Barbie” has become the highest-grossing film of 2023
“After Labor Day, you can still wear pink,” Warner Bros. announced on the Barbie Movie Instagram account.
“Coming to IMAX for one week only, starting September 22nd.”
“Watch the biggest movie of the summer on the biggest screen, along with never-before-seen post-credit footage!”
This new footage is selected by director Greta Gerwig.
“As a special thank you to Barbie fans, we’re excited to show a little more of the incredible work of our cast and crew by adding special new footage that we hope audiences will enjoy,” the Oscar said -nominees in a statement to Variety.
The news was good news for parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, whose shares ended up nearly four percent.
Greta Gerwig’s film was released on the same day as the war drama Oppenheimer, with the Christopher Nolan-directed epic becoming the second highest-rated R-rated film in history this week.
Oppenheimer has now raked in a reported $787 million at the box office, surpassing the record set by Ryan Reynolds’ 2018 hit Deadpool 2, which grossed $785 million and was also rated unsuitable for audiences under 17 .
That means the Cillian Murphy-starring drama sits just behind Joker on the list of highest-grossing R-rated films of all time, which became the first film of its kind to hit the mark following its release in 2019 passed the $1 billion mark.
Beaten: The blockbuster – starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling – has overtaken the film “Super Mario Bros.” at the global box office
Global grosses: Greta Gerwig’s film was released on the same day as Oppenheimer’s war film, with the Christopher Nolan-directed epic becoming the second highest-grossing R-rated film in history this week