In a show of cinematic power, “Barbie” shows no signs of slowing down at the box office. The movie, starring the brilliant Margot Robbie and the charismatic Ryan Gosling, continues to captivate audiences, holding strong in the number one spot for the second consecutive week, and raking in an impressive $93 million.
Even skeptics who anticipated a decline in ticket sales after the opening weekend were proven wrong, as “Barbie” experienced only a 43% drop off, which is notably low, showcasing the unwavering enthusiasm of its audience.
Variety reports that “Barbie” secured the seventh-biggest second weekend in box office history, joining the ranks of other blockbuster franchises like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.”
But “Barbie” isn’t the only movie commanding attention. “Oppenheimer” is pulling in its own set of audiences, amassing a noteworthy $46.2 million over the weekend.
Universal has a reason to celebrate, as “Oppenheimer” becomes the first R-rated film to achieve a consistent streak of more than $10 million for seven consecutive days, which extended to an impressive 10-day run through the weekend.
Looking at the bigger picture, “Barbie” is set to become a billion-dollar blockbuster, already earning a whopping $774.5 million worldwide. It’s only the second film this year to reach this milestone, the other being “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which scored an astounding $1.34 billion.
Despite the fierce competition, “The Haunted Mansion” by Disney failed to match the might of “Barbie,” settling for third place with a modest $24.2 million in its opening weekend.
Angel Studios’ sleeper hit, “Sound of Freedom,” maintained a strong hold on fourth place, bringing in $12.4 million, culminating in a remarkable total of $149 million.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise’s adrenaline-pumping “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” rounded out the top five, collecting a respectable $10.7 million in its latest showing.
H2: “Barbie” Surges Towards Billion-Dollar Glory!
The spotlight remains firmly on “Barbie,” with audiences flocking to theaters to witness the mesmerizing performance by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. As the film dominates the box office for the second consecutive week, it’s clear that “Barbie” is on its way to achieving a remarkable milestone, crossing the $1 billion mark globally.
The allure of this cinematic masterpiece seems unstoppable, with fans showing unwavering support and enthusiasm. The minimal 43% drop in ticket sales from its opening weekend is a testament to the movie’s ability to keep its audience thoroughly engaged.
Variety’s analysis underscores the movie’s success, placing “Barbie” among the all-time greats in terms of second-weekend box office performance. It proudly stands alongside colossal franchises like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.”
H2: “Oppenheimer” Shines as First R-Rated Success
While “Barbie” takes center stage, “Oppenheimer” commands its own share of the spotlight, proving that compelling storytelling and brilliant performances can captivate audiences just as effectively. Universal’s film has set a historic record, becoming the first R-rated movie to gross over $10 million consistently for an impressive seven days, extending the streak to an astounding 10-day run over the weekend.
H2: Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion” Falls Short
Amidst the fervor surrounding “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion” faced a tough challenge in its opening weekend. Earning a modest $24.2 million, the movie landed in third place, unable to surpass the blockbuster dominance of “Barbie.”
H2: “Sound of Freedom” Maintains its Impact
Angel Studios’ sleeper hit, “Sound of Freedom,” continues to make a strong impact at the box office, solidifying its position in fourth place with $12.4 million over the weekend. Its total earnings now stand at an impressive $149 million.
H2: “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” Holds On
Tom Cruise’s high-octane action-thriller, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” proves that the franchise still has a devoted fan base. Earning $10.7 million, the movie clinched the fifth spot in the box office rankings.
As the summer movie season progresses, “Barbie” remains the one to beat, inching closer to the remarkable $1 billion mark. With its gripping narrative and stellar performances, it has undoubtedly become a cinematic phenomenon, captivating audiences worldwide and leaving its mark on box office history.
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