World’s first woman-directed blockbuster to cross $1 billion in ticket sales is ‘Barbie’

Barbie has crossed $1 billion in container workplace ticket income worldwide, making it the largest film ever directed with the aid of a woman.

The fantasy-comedy film has taken in $459 million from home theaters (the United States and Canada) and $572.1 million overseas, for a whole of $1.0315 billion, in accordance to Warner Bros. Pictures.

Oscar-nominated creator and director Greta Gerwig additionally grew to become the first lady filmmaker to surpass the billion-dollar benchmark as a solo director.

The movie drew $127 million global this weekend (Friday through Sunday), with $53 million in home receipts and every other $74 million overseas, in accordance to Comscore data.

“As distribution chiefs, we’re no longer frequently rendered speechless through a film’s performance, however Barbillion has blown even our most confident predictions out of the water,” Jeff Goldstein, president of home distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, and Andrew Cripps, president of global distribution, stated in a statement.

Barbie’s ticket income rank 2d this year to The Super Mario Bros., which used to be launched in April and has ranked in a complete of $1.357 billion at the box office.

In present day box office history, simply fifty three films have made over $1 billion, no longer accounting for inflation. Barbie is now the largest to be directed through one woman, surpassing Wonder Woman’s $821.8 million world total. Three films that had been co-directed with the aid of ladies are nevertheless beforehand of Barbie, which include Frozen ($1.3 billion) and Frozen two ($1.45 billion), each co-directed by using Jennifer Lee, and Captain Marvel ($1.1 billion), co-directed with the aid of Anna Boden. However, Barbie has exceeded Captain Marvel domestically with $459.4 million (versus $426.8 million), thereby claiming the North American report for live-action films directed via women.

The success of Barbie is a essential milestone for ladies in Hollywood. Gerwig is only the fifth lady to ever direct a film that has grossed over $1 billion worldwide. She is additionally the first lady to do so with a live-action comedy.

The film’s success is additionally a testomony to the strength of the Barbie brand. The Mattel doll has been a cultural phenomenon for decades, and the movie has been in a position to faucet into that nostalgia whilst also attractive to a new technology of fans.

Barbie is a foremost win for Warner Bros. Pictures, and it is certain to have a lasting influence on the movie industry. It is a testomony to the strength of girl administrators and the power of the Barbie brand.