Thursday, April 18, 2024

“Barbie” Has Biggest Second Weekend in Warner Bros History, Total So Far for Two Weeks at $351 Million. “Oppenheimer” Explosive


Throw another weekend on the “barbee” as they say somewhere.

“Barbie,” the movie that won’t quit, made $93 million this weekend, bringing the total to $351 million in just two weeks.

That’s the biggest second weekend in Warner Bros’ history. And that includes all the Harry Potter movies, Batman extravaganzas, and “The Flash.”

The top locations for “Barbie” are, appropriately, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. It’s all the top urban markets. “Barbie” is not a huge hit in the red states, But is that a surprise? Barbie lives in Malibu, not Lincoln, Nebraska!

“Barbie” made approximately twice the amount of “Oppenheimer,” which has been the formula so far. But “Oppenheimer” has a total of $174 million in two weeks, which is dazzling considering the subject matter and length of a serious film that has crossed into the mainstream.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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