Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Barbie” and director Greta Gerwig make history together as the box office sensation passes a billion dollars worldwide

    Burbank, CA, August 6, 2023 – With no signs of slowing down, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Barbie” races past the billion-dollar mark over the weekend, just 17 days in release in North America and most international markets, taking in a record-smashing $1.0315 billion worldwide, with $459.4 million coming in from domestic theaters and $572.1 million overseas. The widely acclaimed box office juggernaut and cultural phenomenon has also launched filmmaker Greta Gerwig into the record books as the first woman to surpass that benchmark as a solo director. The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, and Andrew Cripps, President of International Distribution, for Warner Bros. Pictures.

    In making the advertisement, Goldstein and Cripps stated, “ As distribution chiefs, we ’re not frequently rendered speechless by a film’s performance, but Barbillion has blown indeed our most auspicious prognostications out of the water. This is a watershed moment for ‘ Barbie, ’ and no bone but Greta Gerwig could have brought thiscross-generational icon and her world to life in such a funnyemotional and amusing story, one that’s reverberating with all four quadrants of moviegoers and literally turning the entire world pink. Long lines and repeat viewings prove that pictures are back in a bigbig way, and we look forward to seeing just how far ‘ Barbie ’ can go in the real world. ”

    Added Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy,Co-Chairs & CEOs of Warner Bros. stir Picture Group, “ A massive achievement like this is possible when you have an inconceivable moviemaking platoon, with cast and crew coming together to produce a truly special moviegoing experience. Along with our mates at Mattel, and with the support of the entire Warner Bros. Discovery family, we’re thrilled that cult the world over are embracing the ‘ Barbie ’ movie in such a profound way. With ‘ Barbie ’ getting the biggest film at the summer box office, Greta now joins an elite group of pendirectors whose singular vision has generated$ 1 billion at the global box office, a corner that’s testament to her brilliance and to her commitment to deliver a movie that Barbie suckers of every age want to see on the big screen. ”

    Since the film’s monstrously anticipated debut, it has continued to smash every Studio standard that anteceded it, including all- time daily, daily and weekend highs, as well as being the fastest to reach$ 400 million domestically and$ 500 million internationally.

    “ Barbie ” is now showing simply in playhouses.

    To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full– on empirical extremity. Or you ’re a Ken.

    From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig comes “Barbie,” starring Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, alongside America FerreraKate McKinnonMichael CeraAriana GreenblattIssa RaeRhea Perlman and Will Ferrell. The film also stars Ana Cruz KayneEmma MackeyHari NefAlexandra ShippKingsley Ben-AdirSimu LiuNcuti GatwaScott EvansJamie DemetriouConnor SwindellsSharon RooneyNicola Coughlin and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren.

    Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach, based on Barbie by Mattel. The film’s producers are Oscar nominee David Heyman, Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, with Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Ynon Kreiz, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

    Now showing in Philippine cinemas, “Barbie” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company.