Barbie’ Set to Become Highest Grossing Global Release in Warner Bros. History

Written by on August 28, 2023

(Variety) – There’s no stopping “Barbenheimer.”

On Monday, “Barbie” will overtake “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” as the highest grossing global release in the history of Warner Bros. Over the weekend, it earned $18.2 million from 12,852 screens in 75 international territories, to push its worldwide gross to a smashing $1.34 billion. And it’s not done breaking records. It seems likely that “Barbie” will soon bypass “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” to become the top film of the year at the global box office.

And then there’s Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” which is barreling towards the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office after earning $29.1 million from 7,555 screens in 82 territories. That’s giving the biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb a massive $777 million worldwide gross — an astonishing figure for a somber R-rated drama. A debut in China looms on the horizon.

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