Super Mario Bros. The Movie debuted firmly at the beginning of April and managed to generate millions of dollars in its first weekend on the billboard. It seemed that no 2023 production could match its initial success, but this week a new challenger arrived: Barbie.
The new film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling was shaping up to be one of the most attractive releases of the summer. It grossed $70.5 million in its official opening on Friday in the United States, up from the $22.3 million it earned in preview screenings on Thursday. The good run continued through the weekend.
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The pink fever! Barbie Surpasses the Domestic Release of Super Mario Bros. The Movie
According to reports, Barbie managed to exceed expectations and grossed an impressive $155 million on US soil during its opening weekend, surpassing more than $146 million in Super Mario Bros. The Movie and became the highest-grossing 2023 release in the region so far.
The film directed by Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig also had a strong release in other markets. According to the data, it grossed $182 million at the international box office over the weekend, bringing the total to an impressive $337 million worldwide.
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Although Barbie surpassed the premiere of Super Mario Bros. The Movie In the United States and close on its heels at the international box office, it still has a long way to go if it wants to reach the total gross of the Nintendo, Illumination and Universal Pictures film, which surpassed the $1 billion barrier.
In the last weeks, Barbie became a meme due to its premiere shared with oppenheimerdirected by Christopher Nolan and starring Cillian Murphy, which managed to raise $80.5 million in the United States and $93.7 million in the international market during its first weekend.
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“This was a phenomenal experience for people who love movies on the big screen. It was a truly historic weekend. People recognized that something special was going on and they wanted to be a part of it,” said Michael O’Leary, president and CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners trade organization.
But tell us, have you seen the film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling? What do you think about it? Do you think it will surpass the total box office of the Nintendo tape? Let us read you in the comments.
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