Saturday, May 25, 2024

“Barbie” Shows No Sign of Softening, Crosses $400 Million Mark and Aims for Number 1 Weekend


“Barbie” just keeps on going.

Doll is short for dollar as “Barbie” crossed the $400 million mark yesterday, dropping just a scooch from the day before. Another $40 or $50 million this weekend? Why not?

The whole Barbenheimer barrage should be fine this weekend since there’s no real competition. The horror film, “Meg 2,” has disastrous reviews and made $3.2 million last night in previews. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will be a good place to park the kids while the parents are to “Oppenheimer.”

Next up: we’ll see if Warner’s can capitalize on “Barbie” with “Blue Beetle” next week. I always thought the Blue Beatle might be Ringo. Who knows? (I know nothing about it.) We’ll see…

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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