Barbie nailed the top spot, making a jaw-dropping $155 million, It even beat out The Super Mario Bros. Movie and every Marvel flick this year to snag the title of the biggest opening of the year. Not to mention, it broke records as the highest-grossing film directed by a woman Greta Gerwig. Girl power, anyone? Can’t imagine what would happen if this film was directed by a male just like in the case of Blondie.
Blockbuster Barbie and Oppenheimer Film Light Up 2023’s Opening Weekend
Amidst Hollywood Strikes, Earning Rave Reviews and Winning Hearts Across Generations!
Amidst the production halts caused by Hollywood strikes, the opening weekend of Barbie and Oppenheimer films brought an exceptional boost to the industry. Critics and audiences alike are showering the movies with praise, and even those with low expectations, including Gen Z boys, are pleasantly surprised and loving every moment.
Unprecedentedly, both the Tomato Meter and audience score on Rotten Tomatoes are soaring at a phenomenal 90%, setting a new record for movie satisfaction. Cinemas are buzzing with excitement, with sold-out shows making it a challenge to catch these films without advance booking. Don’t miss the cinematic magic that’s winning hearts worldwide!
I’m still ticket-less ’cause everything’s sold out! The power of millennial nostalgia is no joke. Can you believe 65% of female moviegoers rushed to see the film? No surprises there, with Margot Robbie in the mix, it’s a must-watch for everyone else too – boyfriends and singles alike!
Branded films are winning at the box office
When films are crafted with finesse around well-known brands, they tend to strike a chord with audiences. We’ve seen Hollywood capitalize on this trend, successfully bringing beloved franchises like Super Mario Bros, Ninja Turtles, Spiderman, Assassin’s Creed, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more to the big screen.
The magic lies in how these films create immersive experiences, tapping into the universe of the brand and its merchandise. It’s not just about entertainment; it’s a gateway to a spectrum of sales potential, from products to an entire merchandising empire.
Have you managed to catch the movie yet? If you have, let me know what you think! 🍿🎬 If not, let’s hope we can snag those tickets soon!