The first box office data on the confrontation between ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ are already public, and the film directed by Greta Gerwig has crushed the epic Christopher Nolan biopic in America. Yes indeed, in the ‘Barbenheimer’ phenomenon there are only winnersthus breaking clearly with the bad streak that Hollywood was going through with its blockbusters -which ‘Mission Impossible 7’ did not do badly last week, but in the United States it did fall short of expectations-.
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As revealed Deadline, ‘Barbie’ has raised 20 million dollars in previews on Thursday, a figure that makes it the best opening of the summer, far exceeding the 17.5 million that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ did. For now, the 100 million dollars this weekend are already insured and the only question right now is how far it could go. For example, the remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ made 16.3 million in previews and ended up closing the weekend with almost 175 million…
It is true that the enormous success of ‘Barbie’ can make the figures for ‘Oppenheimer’ taste like little, but the truth is that it is also on the way to a historic premiere. In his case, he has made something more than 9 million dollars in the previews, a figure substantially higher than the 5.5 million that “Dunkirk” achieved, before going up to 50 million dollars during its first weekend in theaters. Everything indicates that the film starring cillian murphy will exceed that number.
In fact, the numbers of ‘Oppenheimer’ bring it closer to superhero movies like ‘Doctor Strange’ or ‘Logan’. And it is that the one that was the farewell of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine until he signed for ‘Deadpool 3’ debuted with 9.5 million dollars and ended up making 88.4 million that first weekend. In principle, the new Nolan should be below, but a movie with these characteristics starts playing in this league is very good data.
Now we will have to be attentive to what the final data of both are this weekend, but everything points to great successes for both since Hollywood will have a little relief thanks to ‘Barbenheimer’.
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‘Barbie’ crushes ‘Oppenheimer’ at the box office, but there are only winners with ‘Barbenheimer’: Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan’s films sweep and end Hollywood’s slump