In a surprising turn of events, “Barbie” has achieved the remarkable milestone of becoming Warner Bros‘ highest-grossing domestic release ever. The film has brought in a staggering $537.5 million at the domestic box office, surpassing Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed superhero film “The Dark Knight,” which earned $536 million at the domestic box office. This accomplishment marks a significant achievement for “Barbie,” solidifying its enduring popularity and continuing to captivate a diverse audience.
“Barbie” has remained the No. 1 movie for four consecutive weekends, amassing $1.2 billion globally thus far. If the film’s pace continues, it could surpass “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” as the highest-grossing domestic and worldwide release of 2023. “Barbie” also has the potential to outpace “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which earned $1.34 billion, to become Warner Bros‘ highest-grossing worldwide release ever.
While “Barbie” has secured its place in Warner Bros‘ history books, the film’s success is not solely attributed to its box office numbers. Behind these impressive figures lies an engaging and heartwarming story that resonated with audiences worldwide. The film explores the journey of self-discovery and empowerment, following Barbie’s journey leaving her seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land to the real world. You can read our complete review of the “Barbie” film by clicking here.
“Barbie,” which hit theaters July 21, 2023, is set to arrive on digital September 5, 2023.