“Barbie” continues at the box office, “Oppenheimer” took second place


NEW YORK (AP) – A week later, the Barbenheimer boom hasn’t stopped.

Seven days after Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” agreed to set box-office records, both films received exceptional support in theaters. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Barbie” earned $93 million in its second weekend. Oppenheimer was in second place with $46.2 million. Sales for the two films fell 43% and 44%, respectively – well below the typical two-week drop.

“Barbenheimer” was not a one-weekend phenomenon, but an ongoing box office bonus. The two films combined have already crossed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at data firm Comscore, calls it “a defining moment for movies, moviegoers and theaters.”

“To connect two films from competing studios like this and have them both bolster each other — box office and profile wise — I don’t know if there’s a precedent for that in the annals of box office history,” Dergarabedian said. “There’s really no comparison for that.”

After a year-best opening of $162 million, the rose-infused pop sensation “Barbie” enjoyed a solid week and weekend business. The film surpassed Nolan’s The Dark Knight as the best first 11-day opening of any Warner Bros. release.

“Barbie” quickly took in $351.4 million in theaters in the US and Canada, making it the biggest box office hit of the summer. Played daily, “Barbie” earned at least 20 million dollars.

And the influence of “Barbie” is not only in North America. The film earned $122.2 million internationally over the weekend. His worldwide income reached 775 million dollars. It’s the kind of business that surprises even veteran studio executives.

“It’s a crazy number,” said Jeff Goldstein, head of distribution for Warner Bros. Wear pink wherever you go. Pink is taking over the world.

Despite its reputation, “Barbie” has already attracted a large number of moviegoers. Goldstein estimates that 12% of sales come from people coming to see it again with friends or family.

For a film industry struggling to return to its pre-pandemic state and now largely shut down by actor and writer strikes, the “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” sensations showed what can happen when things fall into place. .

“After a pandemic, there is no cap and no floor,” Goldstein said. “Movies that miss a lot of time and movies that work really do a lot.”

Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer looks more like a superhero movie than a three-hour movie about talking scientists.

Nolan’s Christian Murphy plays atomic bomb physicist J.J. The Robert Oppenheimer-starrer has so far grossed $174.1 million domestically. With an additional $72.4 million in international theaters, “Oppenheimer” has surpassed $400 million worldwide.

IMAX screenings are usually sold out. “Oppenheimer” grossed $80 million worldwide in IMAX. The large-format exhibition said on Sunday that it will extend the film’s release till August 13.

The week’s hottest new release, The Walt Disney Company’s adaptation of the Disney theme park attraction “The Haunted Mansion,” was easily overshadowed by the “Barbenheimer” blitz. The film, which cost around $150 million, debuted to $24 million domestically and $9 million overseas. Directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) and featuring an ensemble cast of LaKate Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito and Rosario Dawson, Haunted Mansion struggled to overcome average reviews.

Talk to Me , A24’s supernatural horror film, was better. It debuted with $10 million. Directed by Australian directors Danny and Michael Filippou and starring Sophie Wilde, the film premiered at midnight at the Sundance Film Festival in January to rave reviews (95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes). It was built for the modest sum of $4.5 million.

While packed theaters are a big boon for the movie industry, Tom Cruise, who was named the savior of last summer’s Top Gun: Maverick, had a tougher job. Mission: Impossible: Deadly Reckoning Part I , which opened a week before “Barbenheimer” arrived, took in $10.7 million in its third weekend. The film, starring Cruise and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, grossed $139.2 million domestically and $309.3 million overseas.

Instead, the sleeper hit “Liberty Sound” was the top non-Barbenheimer theatrical performance. The Angel Studios release, which counts crowdfunding sales, collected $12.4 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its total to nearly $150 million.

Friday-Sunday ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. The latest national figures will be published on Monday.

1. “Barbie”, $93 million.

2. Oppenheimer, $46.2 million.

3. “Yeruli Palace”, 24.2 million dollars.

4. “The Sound of Freedom,” $12.4 million.

5. “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1,” $10.7 million.

6. “Talk to Me,” $10 million.

7. “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate”, 4 million dollars.

8. “Primary”, $3.4 million.

9. “Insidious: The Red Door,” $3.2 million.

10. Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, $1.6 million.

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