‘Barbie’ Crosses $1 Billion Mark at Global Box Office – Making History

Barbie Movie (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Barbie continues to dominate the box office after three weeks in theaters.

The Warner Bros. juggernaut rang up another $53.0 million from theaters in the U.S and Canada this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $459.3 million through Sunday, according to Comscore. The film is just as popular abroad and has now earned a massive $1.03 billion total worldwide.

Only 53 movies in history have crossed the $1 billion mark, according to Box Office Mojo. Barbie filmmaker Greta Gerwig is the first solo female director to reach that milestone. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins came close to joining the billion dollar club in 2017, but her superhero blockbuster ended its box office run with $822.8 million worldwide.

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This weekend, Barbie held onto the top spot at the domestic box office after three straight weeks.

Although it did get competition from fellow Warner Bros. release, Meg 2: The Trench. The shark movie took a $30.0 million bite out of the box office to debut in second place.

The action thriller starring Jason Statham follows a research team that encounters multiple threats while exploring the depths of the ocean, including a massive shark.

Meg 2: The Trench (Credit: Warner Bros.)
Meg 2: The Trench (Credit: Warner Bros.)

Critics panned the sequel, giving it a measly 29 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, saying the franchise should be “buried at the bottom of the Atlantic.” Moviegoers gave it a “B-” CinemaScore — not exactly a ringing endorsement.

Elsewhere at the domestic box office, Oppenheimer was third with $28.7 million in its third week.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem opened with $28 million for a very close fourth place finish.

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion, continued to disappoint. The horror comedy slid to fifth place with $8.9 million in its second weekend in theaters, Comscore reported.

The film starring LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, and Danny DeVito has made $42 million after two weekends. With a reported production budget of $150 million and millions more to promote the film, it’s on track to lose money.