“Come on Barbie, let’s go party! I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world Life in plastic.”
Greta Gerwig‘s ‘Barbie‘ movie has earned $1 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film directed by a woman. Only two movies, ‘Barbie’ and ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie,’ have reached the $1 billion mark this year.
‘Barbie’ premiered in theaters on July 21, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It debuted alongside Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer,’ which also hit the $500 million mark worldwide.
During an interview with Collider, Margot Robbie said that in her pitch during the green-light meeting, she highlighted how studios thrive by combining bold concepts with visionary directors like Greta Gerwig. She told Mattel that the movie could make a billion dollars, though she acknowledges she might have been overselling it. Robbie said, “I think my pitch in the green-light meeting was that the studios have prospered so much when they’re brave enough to pair a big idea with a visionary director,” Robbie added, “And then I gave a series of examples like ‘dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg’—pretty much naming anything that’s been incredible and made a ton of money for the studios over the years. And I was like, ‘And now you’ve got Barbie and Greta Gerwig.’ And I think I told them that it’d make a billion dollars, which maybe I was overselling, but we had a movie to make, okay?”
The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively, alongside an ensemble supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
In the film, Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go into the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively, alongside an ensemble supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
The audience score for ‘Barbie’ is impressive across various platforms: Rotten Tomatoes gives it a solid 90% with an average rating of 4.5/5, CinemaScore rates it as an ‘A,’ Postrak rates it 4.5/5, and Metacritic scores it at 5.1/10. Read our review.
‘Barbie’ will be available to stream on MAX this fall.