Prepare to be dazzled by the unstoppable force of “Barbenheimer,” the film that’s rewriting the record books for Warner Bros. With every step, it’s breaking barriers and smashing records, and Monday marks the day it dethrones “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ to become the highest-grossing global release in the history of the studio. The weekend just passed saw “Barbie” rake in a staggering $18.2 million from an impressive 12,852 screens spanning 75 international territories. Its worldwide haul now stands at a jaw-dropping $1.34 billion, a feat that leaves Hollywood awestruck.
But hold onto your seats, because “Barbie” isn’t finished rewriting history. It’s on track to soar past “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” aiming to seize the crown as the top film of the year at the global box office. The Barbie fever is sweeping across the globe, proving that this iconic doll has transformed into a cinematic powerhouse.
Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan’s epic “Oppenheimer” is on a trajectory of its own, approaching the monumental $800 million milestone on the worldwide box office stage. The film, delving into the somber territory of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb, continues to captivate audiences and pocketed an impressive $29.1 million from 7,555 screens in 82 territories over the weekend. This achievement propels “Oppenheimer” to a staggering $777 million worldwide gross, a remarkable accomplishment for an R-rated drama that delves deep into historical narrative. With a much-anticipated debut in China on the horizon, the film’s journey is far from over.
Shifting gears, we turn to Sony’s high-octane “Gran Turismo,” which clocked in an additional $11 million, boosting its global tally to just over $53 million. This racing adventure roared to the top spot at the domestic box office, revving up $17.3 million. However, it might relinquish the crown to the dynamic “Barbie” once final numbers are tallied, as it seems the world can’t get enough of the iconic doll.
In the depths of the ocean, “Meg 2: The Trench” continues to make waves with a substantial $15.2 million splashed across 16,224 screens in 77 international markets. Its global haul has reached a staggering $352.5 million, and what sets this film apart is its performance in China, where it managed to net a massive $112.9 million. Amidst a challenging landscape for Hollywood films in China, “Meg 2” swims against the current.
As the blockbuster marathon continues, “Blue Beetle,” a DC comic adaptation released by Warner Bros., earned its place in the race, garnering an estimated $10 million over the weekend across 71 offshore markets and 10,421 screens. Globally, the film’s tally is at $81.8 million. Though the journey is ongoing, the film’s production cost of over $100 million makes its progress an intriguing storyline to watch.
The box office saga unfolds, a stage where records are shattered, rivalries form, and legends are born. Keep your eyes peeled for the ever-evolving global race that’s setting cinema screens ablaze.