Barbie bonanza continues at the box office as Greta Gerwig film keeps breaking records

Barbie has gone from power to power, as Greta Gerwig’s film continues to dominate the US box office in its second weekend.

Launched on Friday 21 July alongside Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Barbie has held unusually strongly in cinemas one week after it was launched.

The comedy, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, took in a large $93m (£72m) in its second weekend, based on studio estimates on Sunday (30 July).

Barbie has seen remarkably sustained enterprise following its year-best $162m (£126m) opening, with ticket gross sales dipped solely 43 per cent.

The film has additionally outpaced Nolan’s 2008 superhero film The Darkish Knight to notch the finest first two weeks in cinemas of any Warner Bros launch.

It comes after Gerwig’s Mattel film broke the opening weekend document for a feminine director in the US. Patty Jenkins’ 2017 film Surprise Girl held the earlier document with a $103.3m (£80.3m) home opening.

Barbie has quickly accrued $351.4m (£273.3m) in screenings in the US and Canada, a price that may quickly make it the largest box office hit of the summer season. Day by day it’s performed, Barbie has made at least $20m (£15.5m).

You may learn The Impartial’s five-star evaluation of Barbie right here.

Oppenheimer once more landed in second place with an estimated $46.2m (£35.9m). Nolan’s three-hour biopic held particularly sturdy in its second weekend, with gross sales lowering simply 44 per cent, permitting it to accrue $174.1m (£135.4m) to this point.

Margot Robbie in ‘Barbie’

(Warner Bros)

You could find The Impartial’s evaluation of Nolan’s film right here.

The week’s high new launch, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, was simply overshadowed by the enduring hype round Barbie and Oppenheimer. The film, which value about $150m (£116m) to make, debuted with $24m (£18.6m) domestically and $9m (£7m) in abroad gross sales.

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Haunted Mansion stars an ensemble of LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito and Rosario Dawson, however struggled to beat mediocre evaluations.

Whereas cinemas being flush with moviegoers has been an enormous boon to a film trade nonetheless recovering floor it misplaced throughout the pandemic, it’s been more durable sledding for Tom Cruise, the so-called saviour of the films final summer season with High Gun: Maverick.

Mission Unimaginable: Lifeless Reckoning Half I, starring Cruise and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, grossed $10.7m (£83.2m) million in its third weekend. Its home whole stands at $139.2m (£108.2m).

Barbie and Oppenheimer are in cinemas now.

Extra reporting by Related Press.

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