Margot Robbie predicted that ‘Barbie‘ would earn $1 billion in her pitch. The film has already made $900 million and is set to hit $1 billion this weekend.
Margot Robbie Predicted ‘Barbie’ Earns $1 Billion
During an interview with Collider, 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 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’ reached one million viewers in just 11 days during its theatrical release, making it the fastest film to join Letterboxd One Million Watched Club among all 214 feature films seen by at least 1,000,000 members.
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. Directed by Greta Gerwig.
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.
‘Barbie’ is now playing in theaters.
When will Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ be available to stream?
Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ will be available to stream on MAX this fall.