Thu. Sep 28th, 2023
'Barbie' surpasses 'The Dark Knight' to become Warner Bros.'s highest-grossing domestic production.

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.

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