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Barbie Box Office Skates Passed $500 Million

On the heels of its record-shattering opening weekend, the Barbie box office has now already reached a staggering total of $528.6 million worldwide. The film has now grossed $237.2 million at the domestic box office and $291.4 million internationally before its second weekend has even kicked off.

The Barbie box office announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, and Andrew Cripps, President of International Distribution, for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Barbie Box Office Skates Passed $500 Million

Directed by visionary filmmaker Greta Gerwig and showcasing an acclaimed cast led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the film debuted on 4,200 North American screens on Friday, July 21, drawing unprecedented crowds in preview showings and throughout the weekend, earning the year’s biggest opening weekend, pre-shows and single-grossing day, as well as the largest-ever opening for a female-directed film.

The film also had record highs for Warner Bros. Pictures for a Monday, Tuesday and non-opening Wednesday, culminating in the biggest seven-day box office for a single film in the history of the studio.

Barbie Box Office

In addition to the impressive Barbie box office, the film also continues its reign as one of the year’s best-reviewed films, winning a Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes Critics rating of 90% with a matching Audience Score and an A CinemaScore.

Internationally, the film continues to dominate the box office in 69 territories, having achieved the biggest-ever industry opening weekend of the year in 24 of those markets, and the biggest-ever Monday for a Warner Bros. Pictures film in 19 territories, including the UK and Italy, where its reign continued through Tuesday.

Barbie Box Office

The Barbie box office also marked the biggest WB opening weekend of all time in 26 markets, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, and the film landed the biggest opening week of the year in Australia and New Zealand, with the latter also delivering the biggest-ever opening week for a WB film.

Globally, the movie marks the largest opening for Greta Gerwig as a director and for Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and nearly every actor in the film, as well as the biggest opening for a movie based on a toy.

In making the announcement, Goldstein and Cripps said, “For audiences here and across the globe, this is clearly the summer of ‘Barbie.’ The extraordinary Greta Gerwig and her marvelous cast and crew have delivered an event for every kind of moviegoer everywhere in the world and, as critical praise continues to mount, what is quickly proving to be one of the best-reviewed movies of the year.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled or proud of these phenomenal results, and congratulate the filmmakers, cast and our colleagues at Mattel on this spectacular run, which — like Barbie herself — continues to defy all expectations.”

Added Mike De Luca and Pamela Abdy, Co-Chairs & CEOs, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, “All of us at the studio are incredibly proud to have creative partners as brilliant as Greta, Margot, Ryan, Mattel, and the entire team behind ‘Barbie.’ We’re also very grateful to audiences and our exhibition partners across the globe who have supported the film in the most spirited ways we could have imagined.

They continued about the Barbie box office: “In crossing this outstanding milestone, we are reminded again of the magic of seeing movies on the big screen, a commitment that Warner Bros. has dedicated itself to for a century and counting.”

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird) comes the Barbie film, starring Oscar nominees Margot Robbie (Bombshell, I, Tonya) and Ryan Gosling (La La Land, Half Nelson) as Barbie and Ken.

Robbie and Gosling star alongside America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, and Jamie Demetriou.

The cast is rounded out by Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa, and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. 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’s producers are Oscar nominee David Heyman (Marriage Story, Gravity), Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, with with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

Gerwig’s creative team behind the camera included Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman, Silence, Brokeback Mountain), Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood (Beauty and the Beast, Anna Karenina), and Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (Little Women, Anna Karenina).

The team also included editor Nick Houy (Little Women, Lady Bird), visual effects supervisor Glen Pratt (Paddington 2, Beauty and the Beast) and music supervisor George Drakoulias (White Noise, Marriage Story).

The score is by Oscar winners Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (A Star Is Born), who also contributed to numerous songs on the film’s soundtrack.

The soundtrack includes an impressive roster of music artists, including Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice with Aqua, Charli XCX, KAROL G feat. Aldo Ranks, Tame Impala, Dominic Fike, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Khalid, PinkPantheress, GAYLE, Ava Max, FIFTY FIFTY and more.