'Barbenheimer' Wins The Weekend Box Office Once Again
Barbenheimer wins the weekend box office once again in the domestic market with sales of $93 million and $46.2 million, respectively. The new movie Haunted Mansion did well in its first week, making $24.2 million, but it couldn't scare enough people to beat the huge movie Barbenheimer.
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Barbenheimer wins the weekend box officeonce again in the domestic market with sales of $93 million and $46.2 million, respectively. The new movie Haunted Mansion did well in its first week, making $24.2 million, but it couldn't scare enough people to beat the huge movie Barbenheimer.
Barbie and Oppenheimer both came out in theaters at the same time, which has been the subject of jokes and excitement for months. Both movies are off to a great start already. Barbie made an amazing $162 million in its first weekend, which is the most of any movie so far this year. Oppenheimer, on the other hand, only made $82 million in its first three days in theaters.
"Barbenheimer" is still a big hit at the movies. Domestically, "Barbenheimer" had a smaller-than-average drop in ticket sales during its second week, as millions of people went to theaters to see famous movies. In fact, ticket sales for both movies dropped by only 43% from their first weekends.
Over the weekend, a lot of people went to see "Barbie," a neon-colored fantasy comedy directed by Greta Gerwig. The movie beat predictions by making $93 million, making it the biggest opening of the year. But they also went to see "Oppenheimer," an R-rated historical thriller by Christopher Nolan that made an amazing $46.2 million this weekend.
After the first weekend, ticket sales for big movies usually drop by between 50% and 70%. Analysts of the box office often look at how well a movie does in its second week to see if it will do well for a long time or if it will run out quickly. The change should be as small as possible.
On the other hand, Disney's Haunted Mansion has brought in $33 million all over the world. This second attempt to bring the famous Disney Parks ride to the big screen has a long way to go before it makes back the $150 million it cost to make.
Sound of Freedom came in fourth place with $12,400,000, bringing its local total to $148,900,000. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One made it into the top five with $10.7 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States. So far, the latest Mission: Impossible has made $139.23 million in North America and $448.5 million globally.
The action movie The Dark Knight, which came out in 2008, held a box office record that Barbie has now broken. Greta Gerwig's comedy-drama movie, which is based on a popular line of Mattel toys, came out in theaters last Friday (July 21). It came out on the same day as Nolan's new movie, Oppenheimer. Together, the two movies got a lot of attention, which was called "Barbenheimer."
"Barbenheimer" was a popular trend that helped make the fourth-biggest box office weekend in history and the biggest weekend of the pandemic era. It's important to note that the top three weekends of all time (with "Avengers: Endgame," "Avengers: Infinity War," and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") were all led by the release of sequels to movies in huge series.
Both Barbie and Oppenheimer had great second weekends after their first weekends. In the U.S., Barbie made $93 million, which was one of the best second weekends ever. Some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Avengers (the first one, Endgame, and Infinity War), Black Panther, and Jurassic World, are among the few with better second weekends.
At $774 million, Barbie is also getting close to the coveted billion-dollar mark globally. After just two weekends, it is already the third-biggest movie of the year, behind only Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The global total for Oppenheimer is also impressive: $400 million. This is more than Nolan's previous movie, Tenet, which only made $365 million, even though it came out in 2020 when many theaters around the world were still closed.
"Barbenheimer" isn't just a joke. It's a real hit at the movie theaters. Even though the Barbenheimer phenomenon was a perfect example of "counterprogramming," it made both movies more interesting and caused a social media frenzy. This love of movies is a welcome change for people who work in the business and for theaters that were hit hard by the pandemic. The pandemic was a big reason why people signed up for streaming services during the "OTT boom," but this past weekend was a huge party for movies. Barbie broke Box Office records in about 20 markets around the world.