Barbie bonanza continues at the box office as Greta Gerwig film keeps breaking records

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Barbie continues to dominate the US box office in its second weekend, with Greta Gerwig’s film performing exceptionally well. Alongside Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Barbie has held strong in cinemas even one week after its release. The comedy, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, earned an impressive $93 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates.

Barbie has seen remarkable sustained success following its record-breaking opening weekend of $162 million. Ticket sales only declined by 43%, making it the best-performing Warner Bros release in the first two weeks in cinemas, outpacing Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Gerwig’s Barbie also broke the record for the highest opening weekend for a female director in the US, surpassing Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. So far, Barbie has accumulated $351.4 million in screenings in the US and Canada, making it one of the biggest box office hits of the summer. Each day, the film has consistently earned at least $20 million.

Oppenheimer came in second place with an estimated $46.2 million. The biopic directed by Christopher Nolan experienced a slight decrease in sales of only 44% in its second weekend, bringing its total earnings to $174.1 million.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion, the top new release of the week, was overshadowed by the continued popularity of Barbie and Oppenheimer. The film, with a production cost of $150 million, debuted with $24 million domestically and $9 million in overseas sales. However, it struggled to gain traction due to mediocre reviews.

While cinemas have been thriving with moviegoers, aiding the film industry’s recovery from the pandemic, Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part I had a tougher time. The film grossed $10.7 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic total to $139.2 million.

Barbie and Oppenheimer are currently showing in cinemas.

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