In a remarkable feat, Warner Bros.’ mega-hit Barbie has achieved yet another milestone at the box office, surpassing the iconic Marvel film, The Avengers, to secure its position as the 11th highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office.
This beloved film, headlined by the talented Margot Robbie, demonstrated its staying power by earning $3.9 million, landing it in the fifth spot at the box office.
This boost in earnings propelled its domestic total to an impressive $626.1 million, outstripping The Avengers’ earnings of $623.3 million and cementing its place in cinematic history.
Eyeing the Top 10
With only $27.2 million needed to breach the top 10 on the all-time domestic box office charts, Barbie stands on the cusp of achieving another significant milestone.
While its potential to crack the top 10 remains uncertain, it has already etched its name in Warner Bros.’ history as the highest-grossing film under the studio’s banner.
As Barbie enters its eighth weekend, the question of whether it possesses the box office endurance to continue its ascent lingers.
The Path to Glory
To ascend further in the domestic box office hierarchy, Barbie faces formidable challenges.
It must surpass the earnings of cinematic giants like Titanic ($674.2 million), Avengers: Infinity War ($678.8 million), Avatar: The Way of Water ($684 million), Black Panther ($700 million), Top Gun: Maverick ($718.8 million), Avatar ($785.2 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($814.1 million), Avengers: Endgame ($858.3 million), and Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million).
Barbie’s triumph extends beyond the domestic box office, as it has amassed a staggering $1.416 billion at the worldwide box office, securing its 14th place globally.
To rise even higher on the global stage, it requires an additional $37 million to surpass Disney’s animated sequel, Frozen II ($1.453 billion), and claim the 13th spot on the worldwide box office charts.
Prospects of a Sequel
While Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm a Barbie sequel, director Greta Gerwig has expressed her eagerness to return to the enchanting world of Barbie.
She stated, “There’s a tone and a humor and a joy, and obviously the world is so beautiful.
“I want to go back to Barbie Land.”
Sources indicate that discussions are underway with the original crew about their involvement in a sequel, suggesting that the journey to Barbie Land may continue.
The Creative Team Behind Barbie
Barbie, an adventure fantasy film, features Margot Robbie as the titular character and Ryan Gosling as her dependable companion, Ken.
This cinematic gem, inspired by the beloved Mattel character, was directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig, with collaboration from her husband Noah Baumbach, while Margot Robbie took on a producing role.
The film’s inception came about when the Australian star secured the rights from toy-maker Mattel in 2018.
Barbie’s remarkable journey in both the domestic and global box office landscapes, combined with the prospect of a sequel, underscores its enduring appeal and impact in the world of cinema.
As it continues to captivate audiences worldwide, its legacy is bound to leave an indelible mark in the annals of film history.