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‘Barbie’ becomes No.1 film of the year globally

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has become the No.1 film of the year globally, overtaking The Super Mario Bros Movie with $1.365B.

From Warner Bros, Barbie is playing in 75 overseas markets and through Friday has grossed $763.4M at the international box office, Yahoo Entertainment reports.

The living doll’s Top 5 offshore plays through yesterday are the UK ($117.8M), Australia ($54.1M), Mexico ($54.1M), Germany ($53.8M) and France ($46M).

In the same breath, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, this frame is continuing its incredible run with the Universal title set to pass $850M globally through this week.

This will see it surpass the filmmaker’s 2010 Inception as his third highest-grossing title ever worldwide.

Meanwhile, on its seventh weekend in release, Oppenheimer is due to surpass Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 as the No. 3 movie of 2023 globally, coming in behind just Barbie and Super Mario..

The ascension of Oppenheimer gives Universal three of the Top five films this year globally to date.

Looking at estimates for the full weekend at the international box office, Oppenheimer is expected to earn $49M, lifting the offshore cume to $542M.

The Cillian Murphy-starrer is the fourth biggest Hollywood film of 2023 overseas and Nolan’s best in 58 markets.

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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