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‘Barbie’ Opens With $155M In Historic Debut

The Greta Gerwig-directed film became the biggest debut ever for a film directed by a woman.

Barbie stormed into box offices with a massive gross of $155 million in its opening weekend, according to early projections.

The Story: The Greta Gerwig-directed film became the biggest debut ever for a film directed by a woman, Variety reported.

  • Margot Robbie stars as the iconic Mattel doll alongside iconic names such as America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya and Dua Lipa.
  • The film made $22.3 million in Thursday preview screenings alone.

The biographical thriller “Oppenheimer” came in second place with an impressive $80.1 through three days.

  • The Christopher Nolan directed film made $174.2 million in total this weekend, including international sales.

Go watch: Both Barbie and Oppenheimer are in theaters now and are expected to be the last big-name movies until September when Denzel Washington’s Equalizer 3 opens September 1.

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