‘Barbie’ Becomes the Top-Grossing Film of 2023
The highly anticipated Barbie movie has taken the world by storm and has now officially claimed the title of the highest-grossing film of 2023.
Directed by the talented Greta Gerwig, this delightful blend of comedy and fantasy has raked in an impressive $1.36 billion at the global box office. It has triumphed over the previously reigning film, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which generated $1.35 billion internationally. Who would have thought the power of pink could be so mighty?
Featuring renowned actors Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, with a star-studded cast of Hollywood A-listers making cameo appearances, Barbie has earned a whopping $600 million in North America alone. In early August, it surpassed “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which grossed $574 million domestically. This solidified Barbie‘s position as the biggest movie release in the domestic box office so far this year, currently boasting an impressive $760 million.
Despite the assistance of extensive advertising and strategic partnerships, Barbie has exceeded all expectations with its overwhelming success. In fact, when it premiered in theaters in July, it already secured the title for the best opening of 2023, amassing an astonishing $162 million.
Barbie held onto the number one spot at the box office for four consecutive weekends, making it the highest-grossing film ever directed solely by a woman.
So far, the film ranks as the 14th highest-grossing domestic release and the 15th highest-grossing global release of all time. Quite the achievement!