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Barbie vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema

The films “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” have both made their mark on the global box office. However, it’s the iconic doll who has taken the crown, with Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” outperforming Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” in a majority of international territories.Barbie Vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

“Barbie” has made an impressive debut, with an estimated $155 million made in its opening weekend in the US and Canada, according to Warner Bros. This figure has propelled “Barbie” to become the biggest film of the year so far in these regions. The film’s international debut was equally impressive, with a collection of $182 million, surpassing “Oppenheimer” in over 70 international territories.Barbie Vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Barbie Vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

Meanwhile, “Oppenheimer,” despite its strong performance in India, has seen a slightly less impressive global opening. Universal Pictures reported that the film made $80.5 million domestically and another $93.7 million abroad. However, it’s worth noting that “Oppenheimer” still ranks as Nolan’s third highest-grossing opening weekend ever, trailing only “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Dark Knight.”Barbie Vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

The competition between these two films, referred to on social media as “Barbenheimer,” has sparked a resurgence in cinema attendance. In the UK, Vue reported its busiest weekend in four years, attributing this success to both films. The two films drew 500,000 visitors to Vue theaters, with 4,000 sold-out showings of “Barbie” in the UK and Ireland.Barbie Vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Barbie Vs. Oppenheimer: Barbie Outshines Oppenheimer In A Historic Weekend For Cinema, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

The success of these films comes at a crucial time for the cinema industry, which has been grappling with the rise of streaming services. The impressive box office numbers for both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” indicate a strong appetite for theatrical releases among audiences, suggesting a promising future for the industry.

As the dust settles on this box office showdown, it’s clear that both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” have emerged as winners. Despite their different target demographics, both films have succeeded in drawing audiences back to the big screen, marking a historic weekend for cinema.

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