That’s Billionaire “Barbie” to you: the most popular movie of the summer earns $1 billion at the box office.

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken in the 2023 Barbie movie.In the 2023 Barbie movie, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling will play Barbie and Ken.

“Barbie” is on track to sell more than $1 billion in tickets worldwide after only three weekends in theaters. This will break the record for female directors held by Patty Jenkins, who directed “Wonder Woman.”

The studio said that Greta Gerwig directed and co-wrote “Barbie,” which made another $53 million this weekend from 4,178 North American locations. Since it came out on July 21, the movie starring and made by Margot Robbie has been in first place. Warner Bros. said the movie will make over $1 billion before the day ends.

In the modern box office history, only 53 movies have made more than $1 billion, not considering inflation. “Barbie” has now passed “Wonder Woman” to become the biggest movie ever directed by a single woman. “Barbie” is still behind three movies that were co-directed by women. These are “Frozen” ($1.3 billion), “Frozen 2” ($1.45 billion), and “Captain Marvel” ($1.1 billion), all of which were co-directed by Jennifer Lee. But “Barbie” has made more money in North America than “Captain Marvel,” with $459.4 million compared to $426.8 million. This makes it the most successful live-action movie directed by a woman in North America.

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This weekend, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” an animated movie with a PG rating, and “Meg 2: The Trench,” a shark movie with Jason Statham, joined the race for second place with Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” which was also in its third weekend.

“Meg 2” got ahead of “Meg” and came in second. Even though the reviews were terrible, it made $30 million in its first weekend from 3,503 locations. The movie, directed by Ben Wheatley, has a B- CinemaScore from audiences and a score of 29% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The thriller came out in 3D, responsible for 22% of its first weekend earnings.

“Oppenheimer” came in third place. It added $28.7 million from 3,612 locations in North America, bringing its total domestic gross to $228.6 million. In just three weeks, the J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic starring Cillian Murphy surpassed “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania” to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of the year and the sixth-biggest movie.


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“Oppenheimer” also hit a big milestone when it made more than $500 million worldwide in three weeks. It has made $552.9 million around the world. This is more than “Dunkirk,” which made $527 million in 2017 and is now Nolan’s fifth-biggest movie ever. It is now one of the four most successful biopics of all time, along with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Passion of the Christ,” and “American Sniper.” It is also the most successful World War II movie ever.

Fourth place went to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which made an estimated $28 million from 3,858 theaters in North America. Since it opened on Wednesday, the movie has made $43.1 million. This is thanks to good reviews and audience scores.

On Monday, we should have the final numbers.

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