He keeps breaking records! Hollywood has never seen a phenomenon like Barbie – 88% by Greta Gerwig. This film, which might initially seem like a plastic fairy tale, has achieved something that even Marvel’s superheroes couldn’t match. Barbie has not only won hearts, but has also left an indelible mark on cinema history by surpassing The Avengers – 92% at the box office.
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With USD $626 million collected at the domestic box office, Barbie has surpassed the successful Marvel film of 2012, The Avengers, which accumulated USD $623 million. This achievement places it in eleventh place among the highest-grossing releases in film history. But the question now is whether it can surpass the films that occupy the top ten places on this prestigious list.
What films has it surpassed?
According to a report Varietyto enter the top 10, Barbie will have to surpass some legendary films, such as (Jurassic World – 71% of 2015 in tenth place with USD $653 million, Titanic – 88% in ninth place with USD $674 million, Avengers: Infinity War – 79% in eighth place with USD $678 million and Avatar: The Way of Water – 93% in seventh place with USD $684 million. All of these impressive figures, it is important to mention, have not been adjusted for inflation, which makes the success of Barbie be even more amazing.
But Barbie’s achievements aren’t just limited to the domestic box office. This film is the highest-grossing domestic release of the year, generating USD $1.4 billion worldwide. It’s been weeks since he left Super Mario Bros. The Movie behind – 75% ($1.35 billion) as the biggest global opening of 2023. Currently ranked 14th on the list of biggest global openings of all time, following Frozen 2 – 80% (USD $1,453 million) and Top Gun: Maverick – 98% (USD $1,495 million).
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The journey of Barbie in theaters began in July with a spectacular debut of USD $162 million, marking the biggest start of the year. The film maintained its number one position at the box office for four consecutive weekends and remained in the top five for over two months. In addition to his financial success, Barbie It has also set important milestones in the film industry. It became the highest-grossing film directed solely by a woman, an impressive achievement for director Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach.
Barbie’s cast is equally impressive, led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who play stereotypical versions of Barbie and Ken. The film follows their adventures as they leave their seemingly perfect reality behind to face the ups and downs of life in the real world. In addition to Robbie and Gosling, the film features an all-star cast including America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu and Michael Cera.
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The success of Barbie Not only is it a monumental achievement in cinema history, but it also proves that a film can exceed any expectations when created with passion and vision. It is a celebration not only of an iconic doll, but also of the power of cinema to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. As the film continues its journey in theaters, the film world waits with anticipation to see what other records it will break and what new stories it will inspire in the future.
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