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‘Barbie’ Takes Global Box Office by Storm with $337M Debut, ‘Oppenheimer’ Impresses with $174M Worldwide Launch

In an extraordinary display of box office prowess, two highly anticipated movies, ‘Barbie’ from Warner Bros. and ‘Oppenheimer’ from Universal, have delivered massive global debuts, signaling a resurgence in audience turnout for the film industry. Both movies have exceeded expectations, receiving glowing reviews from both critics and audiences worldwide.

‘Barbie’ Dominates the Global Box Office: Directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, ‘Barbie’ achieved a sensational $182 million from 69 international markets. This opening represents the largest offshore debut for a non-franchise film in Warner Bros.’ history. Adding to its incredible performance, ‘Barbie’ had already generated $22.3 million in previews on Thursday, bringing its global debut to an astounding $337 million.

‘Oppenheimer’ Impresses with a Powerful Debut: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer,’ starring Cillian Murphy, landed a staggering $93.7 million in 78 international markets, solidifying its status as the director’s third-highest grossing opening weekend. The film’s worldwide projection through Sunday stands at $174.2 million, making it the largest global day-and-date debut for a biographical film and the biggest drama debut since 2019.

Barbenheimer Phenomenon Sweeps the Globe: Both ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ enjoyed an exceptional reception at the box office, leading to the creation of a unique Barbenheimer phenomenon. Audiences worldwide embraced the opportunity to experience both movies as double bills, further boosting their performance at the global turnstiles.

Industry Momentum and Expansion: The powerful performances of ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ have caused a surge of momentum in the film industry, creating a positive ripple effect on the marketplace. This development is a welcome boost for the entertainment sector as the Hollywood strikes loom on the horizon.

‘Barbie’ Records and Notable Market Performances: ‘Barbie’ set several records during its debut, becoming the best-performing Warner Bros. movie in Poland. Notably, the film also debuted with tremendous success in the UK, Latin America, China, and several other key markets.

‘Oppenheimer’ Milestones and Market Highlights: For ‘Oppenheimer,’ it recorded Christopher Nolan’s biggest opening day in numerous markets, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Colombia, and others. The film also achieved the best opening day ever for the IMAX format in several countries.

Looking Ahead: The successful global debuts of ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ signal a promising outlook for the film industry, which seeks to recover from pandemic-related setbacks. As both movies continue to resonate with audiences, the stage is set for a dynamic and exciting year ahead at the box office.

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