Barbie‘, the recently released comedy fantasy movie, has emerged at the top of the US box office after raking in over $155 million in its first weekend.


Variety reports that ‘Barbie’ was not alone in its triumph.

The combined release of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ alongside ‘Barbie’ created a pop culture sensation.

It reported that both movies drew massive crowds, with cinemagoers turning out en masse for ‘Barbie’, propelling it to a $155 million debut.


Additionally, moviegoers also showed up to see ‘Oppenheimer’, which amassed $80.5 million during its opening weekend.

Jeff Goldstein, the president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros, was quoted as stating that the $155 million amassed came as a surprise.

“We thought it would be $75 million for the opening weekend. Nobody saw $155 million coming. This doll has long legs,” he said.


Before ‘Barbie’, the title of the biggest opening of 2023 belonged to ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, which earned $146.3 million domestically.

The Super Mario movie first debuted at the New York Toy Fair in 1959 and was the creation of Ruth Mosko.

‘Barbie’ has achieved the biggest domestic start for a female-directed movie.

This has drawn comparisons to the 2017 performance of ‘Wonder Woman’ which was directed by Patty Jenkins.


‘Wonder Woman’, Box Office Mojo reports, earned approximately $38 million domestically on its opening day.

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