The Warner Bros. movie “Barbie” is making a splash in theaters across the United States and Canada, pulling in an impressive $93 million in gross over the weekend, according to reports from Exhibitor Relations, a film industry trade body. . This resounding triumph has consolidated what some have already dubbed “pink supremacy” at the box office.
But that’s not all, Universal’s biopic “Oppenheimer” has also contributed to Hollywood’s summer resurgence, grossing $46.2 million in its second weekend in theaters. The combination of these two successes has led analysts to dub this trend “Barbenheimer.”
The analyst David A. Gross, from Franchise Entertainment Research, highlighted that, although July could have been a low-key month, the arrival of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” led to a real boom in the film industry, reaching in just one week the average income prior to the pandemic.
The movie “Barbie” had an impressive opening last weekend, managing to reach 80.5 million dollars. Remarkably, this remarkable figure for a film based on a plastic doll living in a perfect pink world has held its own, racking up $351.4 million in North American ticket sales to date and $423 million in North American ticket sales. abroad, thus adding an impressive total of 774.4 million dollars.
For its part, “Oppenheimer”, directed by the acclaimed Christopher Nolan, tells the story of the creation of the atomic bomb in the United States and has raised a total of 174.1 million dollars domestically and 226 million dollars internationally. foreign. These results position the film as one of the most outstanding in box office history, according to analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
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