It’s really hard to ensure success when it comes to movies. Oftentimes, the ones that we anticipate the most are the ones that disappoint. However, that is not the case for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. This article will look into the list of achievements Barbie has made so far. Let’s dive!
$1 Billion Dollar Hit
This movie made headlines when it reaches $1 billion globally in only 17 days. That makes it one of the highest top-grossing movies, hence a box office. Not only that, it beat the previous record held by Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The latter made its $1 billion in 19 days. It is reported that Barbie is on track to become the year’s biggest movie. This leads us to the next point.
First Female Director To Achieve $1 Billion
Greta Gerwig is renowned for her unique storytelling approach. She frequently focuses on intricate and genuine depictions of young women and their relationships. Her skill lies in capturing the subtleties of ordinary life and emotions, a quality that strikes a chord with both viewers and reviewers. For Barbie, Gerwig becomes the first solo female director to reach one billion dollars. I think it’s only fate (added to gruelling hard work) since she knows to tell intimate and relatable stories that resonate with a wide range of audiences.
Biggest Movie Opening Of The Year
Online news sites reported that Barbie is the highest-grossing movie in its opening weekend when it reached $162 million in ticket sales from 4,243 locations. It surpassed every Marvel movie released this year. Why is this important? Because let’s admit it, we are all experiencing superhero fatigue already.
A++ Movie Ratings
When it comes to movie ratings, Barbie scores big too! It scores A on CinemaScore. Well, if you are not familiar with CinemaScore, it works like this: the grades come from moviegoers. An A means that it’s good, B means it’s “shaky” and so on and so forth. It’s similar to a report card of academic performance.
Anyways, the movie received a certified fresh from Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 88% for their Tomatometer and 84% from the audience. The critics on the site agreed that Barbie is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes paired with revolutionary storytelling. Meanwhile, viewers commented the movie was clever, humorous and tragic combined with an excellent overall theme.
The Biggest Film of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s Career
These two people are Hollywood’s royalties when it comes to films. For Ryan Gosling, La La Land was his highest-grossing film before Barbie. The movie gained $472.63 million worldwide. Well, for Margot Robbie, Barbie just adds up to her long list of successful films such as The Suicide Squad (2021), I, Tonya (2017) and many more (p/s: the list is long. Seriously). In short, this is the biggest film of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling‘s careers!
I clearly understand why this movie gained all the achievements listed above. It’s beautiful, it’s fun and most importantly, relatable to the general public. I also understand the mechanics of the marketing months before this movie is released. Paired them two together, and we’ll have a successful movie. Congratulations Barbie!