Sorry Batman Barbie is king.
Greta Gerwig smash “Barbie” How it has now surpassed the domestic gross of Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film “The Dark Knight” to become the highest-grossing domestic release in Warner Bros. history. It grossed $537.5 million, besting Batman’s $536 million.
The Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling-front-front movie is also within easy reach of the Super Mario Bros. movie’s domestic gross. Movie ($574 million) to become the highest-grossing release of 2023.
The film’s worldwide total is $1.2 billion, surpassing “Captain Marvel’s” $1.1 billion to solidify “Barbie” as the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman. Previously, the film had surpassed Wonder Woman to become the highest-grossing solo directorial effort, but Captain Marvel saw Anna Boden co-direct with Ryan Fleck.
“Barbie”‘s massive $162 million opening weekend was a career best for Gerwig, Robbie, and Gosling, but thanks to strong reviews and word of mouth, the film’s box office legs stretched far and wide, making it a real sensation.
Best Picture “The Dark Knight” marks another twist in Barbenheimer’s competition, as Gerwig and Nolan went head-to-head in July with “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” released the same weekend, only to see both films smash hits. Nolan’s three-hour R-rated drama for Universal has grossed $266 million domestically and $650 million worldwide to date.
“Barbie” has more room to grow because Warner Bros. The film will not be released for broadcast Until this fallwith a traditional home video window (including a full digital release of PVOD) to follow before it’s made available to Max subscribers.