Barbie it really is a pink unicorn.
The film is on pace to earn $95 million or more in its second opening, one of the best second weekends of all time at the North American box office and the best second weekend gross in Warner Bros. history. ., not adjusted for inflation. That includes a $29 million Friday.
The one fed by women Barbie, which continues to break any and all expectations, should end Sunday with a domestic build of around $350 million. Detractors had predicted it would quickly fade after a landmark debut over the weekend of July 21-23, but that’s not the case. Barbie is seeing a meager 41 percent decline, a rare hold for an image that originally opened to such large numbers.
Barbie continues to paint the overseas box office pink as well for a dream global total of $750 million or more by Sunday as it quickly approaches the $1 billion mark. It will be only the second film from 2023 so far to join the billion dollar box office club after Universal. The Super Mario Bros. moviewhich grossed $92.3 million in its second weekend on its way to reaching $1.34 billion worldwide.
Other statistics: Barbie enjoyed the best first week in Warner Bros. history at the box office, beating Christopher Nolan The dark knight.
Not that Nolan has to worry. Your Universal Movie oppenheimer – the other half of the Barbenheimer effect – is also a box office force of nature that is holding up incredibly well in his second outing. The three-hour biographical drama is expected to gross $46 million this weekend, a drop of just 44 percent and the second-biggest weekend for an R-rated movie before dead pool 2$43.5 million, not adjusted for inflation. His tally on Friday was $13.4 million.
oppenheimer It is expected to end the weekend with a global gross of $395.4 million, including $173.9 million domestically and $221.5 million at the foreign box office, to rank as the sixth-biggest film of all time by the filmmaker. in front of Principle and Batman Begins. Overseas, it’s already Nolan’s biggest film in 28 markets and his biggest non-superhero title in 39.
Elsewhere, Disney’s Haunted Mansion he’s freaking out on his debut. The live-action family photo is heading for a moderate domestic opening of $23 million to $27 million after posting a Friday gross of $9.9 million (Friday tally includes previews). That would be one of the lowest starts ever in terms of Disney’s live-action reimagining of theme park attractions or classic animated movies. Heading into the weekend, tracking suggested a $30 million release.
In addition to going up against Barbenheimer, the live-action film is also challenged by lackluster reviews and the struggling family market. The star-studded cast was also unable to do publicity and press in the last two weeks before the film’s release due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, including missing the film’s July 15 premiere at Disneyland.
Disney is hoping the good ratings will make up for any shortfalls and give the movie long legs, considering there isn’t much family-friendly competition for the rest of the summer (Haunted Mansion earned a B+ CinemaScore). Pixar and Disney Elementary It started off slow earlier this summer, but has enjoyed an enviable multiple.
Turning the iconic Disneyland attraction into a supernatural horror comedy, director Justin Simien’s film stars Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Chase W. Dillon, Daniel Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jared Leto and Danny DeVito.
Angel Studios’ summer hit sound of freedom continues to occupy third place behind Barbie and oppenheimer. Paramount’s Tom Cruise Tent Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One he continues to try to recover from Barbenheimer and is looking for a fourth place finish.
Haunted Mansion isn’t the only new supernatural offering. A24 Special Movie tell me, from twin brothers and Australian filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou of famed YouTube channel RackaRacka, is looking to open in the $9 million to $9.5 million range. The film, acquired from Sundance by A24, is aiming for a sixth-place finish.
Estimated gross receipts will be reviewed on Sunday morning.