Thursday, April 18, 2024

Box Office: Barbenheimer Movies Hitting Landmark Numbers Today After Just Two Weeks, “Mission Impossible” Killing it in…China

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Tonight is two weeks since the Barbenheimer marketing Goliath began.

After 14 days, both movies will hit landmark numbers today.

“Barbie” will cross the $400 mark today, which isn’t surprising considering the Mattel involvement. More shockingly, the serious three hour epic “Oppenheimer” crosses $200 million. And these are just the US numbers. Abroad, both movies are massive hits.

The loser at the box office is “Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning.” The 7th installment in the series should have been as big as “Oppenheimer.” Instead, it’s running $30 million behind “Mission Impossible Fallout.”

Although “Dead Reckoning” has amassed almost $700 million worldwide, almost all of it is from international box office. And of that, nearly all the foreign box office came from China — about $350 million so far.

Roger Friedman
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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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