‘Barbie’ Opens to Record-Breaking $155 Million, ‘Oppenheimer’ Makes $80 Million Debut

Many were questioning what major movie would make the most money at the star studded box office this past weekend. Would it be the ‘Barbie’ movie or ‘Oppenheimer?’ Per Variety, the Greta Gerwig-directed Barbie set records by bringing in $155 million at the US box office, which makes it the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie directed by a woman. The current worldwide take for the Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling-starring comedy sits at an astonishing $337 million. Christopher Nolan’s historical biopic Oppenheimer — which opened on the same day — isn’t far behind with a debut that is surpassing expectations. The three-hour-long film brought in $80.5 million in its opening weekend, beating out conservative estimates of $50 million. With the addition of the international box office, it’s taken in a total of $174 million worldwide so far.