Barbie and Oppenheimer have released on the same day at 21st July, 2023. Both the films have come up with very popular actors and directors. Greta Gerwig directed Barbie and Christopher Nolan directed Oppenheimer. Both the films over performed crashing the estimates of Box Office Experts. The Barbenheimer campaign asking people to watch both has worked big time. Barbie distributors WB Studios and Christopher Nolan had a hint off cold war by not giving the date to another.
Rather than trying to bring down Christopher Nolan, WB Studios pushed audiences to watch both Barbie and Oppenheimer. The Barbenheimer campaign has worked big time, adding to the hype of both the films. Few movie lovers have gone for double feature and watched both the films. Some did not give another one a chance in favor of another one. Barbie having superstar casting like Margot Robbie and Ryan Reynolds helped it. Oppenheimer had a huge business in India while elsewhere Barbie easily dominated the film.
Oppenheimer with casting like Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon added to the fan frenzy Nolan name has. It has opened to 180,455,420 Million Dollars worldwide. Barbie opened to staggering 356,322,044 Million Dollars worldwide box office. Both the films have created history domestically in USA with Oppenheimer collecting 82,455,420 and Barbie collecting 162,022,044. They have given struggling US box office a huge boost. Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 7 has suffered because of the people’s interest in watching these two over the MI:7.
Barbie and Oppenheimer have become smash hits already. Their opening weekends have proved to be huge by far for any weekend fot Hollywood post pandemic. Barbie has proved to be the biggest debut for any woman-directed film in US domestic box office. The cumulative collections of both films have been record high for one film opening more than 100 Million Dollar debut. Oppenheimer gave huge competition to Barbie in few age demographics while Barbie ruled among women in all demographics.
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