Barbie has arguably been the movie of the summer. Not long after the Greta Gerwig film hit $1.18 billion USD, making it the highest grossing live-action by a female director ever, the Margot Robbie-starring film is now officially the highest grossing film of 2023 in North America. The movie surpasses The Super Mario. Bros Movie, which collected $574 million USD domestically. Barbie, on the other hand, has already generated $575.4 million USD.
As of now, the Mattel fantasy comedy starring Robbie and Ryan Gosling has crossed $1.3 billion USD globally and is slated to surpass Mario‘s $1.35 billion USD soon as the biggest worldwide release of the year. In 2023, only these two films have crossed the $1 billion USD mark and neither were superhero adventures or sequels of popular franchises.
For its debut, Barbie had the best debut of the year at $162 million USD and continued to remain No. 1 for four consecutive weeks. Barbie currently holds the title for the 14th-biggest domestic release and 20th-biggest global release of all time. The female-focused cast sees Robbie and Gosling star alongside America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu and Michael Cera.
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