Greta Gerwig’s Barbie Becomes The Trailblazer: Earns Over $1 Billion

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Amidst prominent issues like pay parity for female actors and women’s position in cinema, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie sets an example. It grossed more than $1 billion and broke all the records of the earnings from movies made by female directors.

With such a colossal figure and creating so much stirring on important issues like women’s reproductive health and the conflicts women face in everyday life, Barbie truly becomes an example.

Indeed this movie breaks the shackles of gender barriers, and Greta Gerwig now becomes a name to be etched forever in the history of cinema.

Barbie was released in 4178 theatres in North America. The movie earned $53 million from there. Further, it garnered a whopping $74 million across the globe. So, according to studio estimates, the total earning reaches $1.03 billion.

It has been three weeks since this movie was released, and it does not show any sign of slowing down. Each day, it keeps more and more viewers captivated and breaks all the stereotypical notions about Barbie.

The distribution chiefs of Warner Bros Studios are also quite surprised by the overall collection of the Greta Gerwig movie. Jeff Goldstein and Andrew Cripps take care of the domestic and overseas distribution at the studio and say that Barbie has surpassed all expectations, and they are “speechless” with how the movie has performed.

With this high earning, Barbie sets another record. It joins the exclusive club of movies that have grossed $1 billion worldwide. There are only 53 movies in the club. It even leaves Wonder Woman, the Frozen series, and Captain Marvel behind with its earnings.

So, it is obvious that Barbie has managed to win the hearts of the fans and, at the same time, garner praise from industry leaders. Pam Abdy and Michael De Luca, co-chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros., have praised her and said that Barbie has carved a strong foothold for Greta Gerwig as a “visionary director.”

Her “unwavering commitment” has helped her make a movie that touches the hearts of Barbie lovers across ages.Greta Gerwig’s Barbie already emerges as an example or pioneer for women-directed movies. But it does more. Amidst the uncertainties of the cinema industry, it proves that great storytelling always works.  

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