Let’s go to the party, Barbie! I’m a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world.
Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie film grossed $1 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing picture directed by a woman. Only two films have surpassed the $1 billion mark this year: Barbie and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Warner Bros. Pictures released Barbie in theaters on July 21, 2023. It premiered alongside Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which also grossed $500 million worldwide.
Margot Robbie told Collider that in her pitch at the green-light meeting, she underlined how studios flourish by mixing ambitious concepts with innovative directors like Greta Gerwig. She told Mattel that the film could gross a billion dollars, though she admits she may have exaggerated. Robbie stated, “I think my presentation in the green-light meeting was that the studios have thrived so much when they are bold enough to pair a huge idea with a visionary director.” Robbie went on to say, “I think my pitch in the green-light meeting was that the studios have prospered so much when they are brave enough Then I presented a series of examples, such as dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg, citing everything that has been fantastic and produced a lot of money for the studios throughout the years. And now you’ve got Barbie and Greta Gerwig, I thought. And I believe I told them it would make a billion bucks, which may have been overstated, but we had a movie to make, okay?
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling play Barbie and Ken, respectively, with an ensemble supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
Barbie and Ken are enjoying the time of their life in the colorful and seemingly flawless realm of Barbie Land in the film. When they are given the opportunity to venture into the real world, they quickly learn about the benefits and drawbacks of living among people. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling play Barbie and Ken, respectively, and are joined by an ensemble supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
Barbie has a high viewership rating across multiple platforms:Rotten Tomatoes offers it a good 90% with an average rating of 4.5/5, CinemaScore gives it an A, Postrak gives it 4.5/5, and Metacritics gives it 5.1/10. Check out our review.