“Barbie” became the highest-grossing film in the history of Warner Bros. – how much it collected at the box office

“Barbie” became the highest-grossing film in the history of Warner Bros.  – how much it collected at the box office

Film “Barbie” directed by Greta Gerwig became the highest-grossing release in the entire 100-year history of the Warner Bros. studio.

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It managed to beat the 2011 film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”who held the title for 12 years, according to CNN.


As of Monday, August 28, “Barbie” has collected 1.342 billion dollars at the global box office. Thus, it surpassed the last film in the Harry Potter series by $767.5 thousand.

When Barbie was first announced, I don’t think anyone could have predicted that she would become the global phenomenon that she has become.“, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst at Comscore, a company that collects statistics and marketing measurements.

According to Dergarabedian, while “Harry Potter” rose to success gradually with the release of each film, Barbie’s meteoric rise was a “perfect storm” that combined the effects of cinema and social media.

A frame from the movie “Barbie”

The result of the Gerwig film is interesting because among the 25 highest-grossing films of Warner Bros. only four are not part of franchises. In addition to “Barbie”, these are the films “It”, “Atonement”, “Gravity”.


However, these record-breaking box-office successes of the film about the doll are not enough to enter the top ten highest-grossing films of all time. The leadership here is held by such Disney franchises as “The Avengers”, “Star Wars” and “Avatar”.

The highest-grossing film of all time is “Avatar”, which grossed $2.9 billion at the global box office (Box Office Mojo). It was filmed by 20th Century Fox and released in 2009. In 2017, Disney bought the rights to it.

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“Barbie” – Greta Gerwig’s fantasy comedy film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

It tells the story of the journey of a world famous doll, who begins to be troubled by existential questions, from her town of Barbieland to the real world. This journey changes both Barbie herself and her boyfriend Ken, who goes with her.

Greta Gerwig’s film showed impressive box office success from the first day of release – it collected 70.5 million dollars. For comparison, another big and expected premiere biopic “Oppenheimer” directed by Christopher Nolan received 33 million dollars on the first day.

Later, the film made Gerwig the first director in history whose film grossed $1 billion.

Despite the box office success of “Barbie” in most countries of the world, the film did not make it to the big screens in some of them: in Kuwait it was banned because it allegedly promotes “behavior that the state considers unacceptable”, and in Lebanon the film was accused of promoting homosexuality .

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