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The day that ‘Barbie’ defeated Batman: surpasses ‘The Dark Knight’ as Warner’s highest grossing in the US.

Barely 16 days it took Barbie in overcoming 1 billion dollars collection. In doing so it turned out to be the film produced by Warner Bros. who had reached this mark the fastest, while also turning out to be the eighth in the 100-year history of this Hollywood studio. The movie of Greta Gerwig Thus culminated a career at the box office marked by records and by a phenomenon as entertaining as the Barbenheimer (depending on its coincidence at the box office with oppenheimer, of Christopher Nolan).

But there were still records to break. Since he arrived in theaters around the world between the July 20 and 21, Barbie has maintained a solid number 1 at the box office in multiple markets, without barely being able to challenge him Megalodon 2: The Pit. Today it has been raised globally 1,191 million of dollars, while sticking to the US box office, and according to Varietyjust passed 537.5 million of dollars. Which is another achievement for Warner as major.

And it is that, having amassed that amount, Barbie has just become the highest grossing film in the US in the history of Warner. has exceeded 536 million of dollars you got The dark knight in 2008 (another Christopher Nolan film like the one he just beat in a good fight), and it is still strong enough for there to be forecasts that the records will not stop there. In 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 became the highest-grossing film in Warner’s history by winning 1.340 million. Today, it does not seem unreasonable that Barbie is close to that amount.

In the coming days Barbie it has the option of becoming the film that has given Warner the most money in its entire history, while in the 2023 scale the achievements are still impressive. Super Mario Bros. The Movie is the highest grossing film in the US so far this year, with its collection of 574 million of dollars, and it is entirely probable that Barbie will end up reaching that figure to also be the most successful film at the domestic box office in 2023.

And if you don’t want to stop there? Super Mario Bros. has also won 1.350 million dollars worldwide: it is still the highest grossing film of the year if we don’t count the avalanche of Avatar: The Sense of Water (opened in 2022), but Barbie might as well top them. She has already beaten the plumber of NintendoAll things considered, when it came to the opening weekend: he won 162 million in front of the 146 of Super Mario Bros.

Finally, all these brands have made it possible for Barbie to also be the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman, surpassing that Captain Marvel who co-directed Anna Boden next to Ryan Fleck. His success, for now, has no ceiling. Come on, Barbie, let’s go party.

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