Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Box Office: “Barbie” Toys with Crossing $500 Mil US on Friday Even with Very Slight Slowdown


Look, the “Barbie” box office has to slow down eventually. Last night you could see the beginnings of it with a daily gross of $7.35 million.

But that was slight. Tomorrow, Friday. Warner Bros’s cash cow will cross the $500 million mark in the US. It’s well over $1 billion worldwide. The juggernaut will continue through Labor Day weekend at least.

Hasn’t everyone already seen it? Twice? But this like “Top Gun Maverick” or “Spider Man No Way Home” or “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Once the pinball is stuck bouncing around in the top of the game, the bell just keeps ringing!

Ka ching! Ka ching! Ka ching!

PS Barbra Streisand should consider changing the name of her coming book to “Barbie.” Guaranteed best seller!

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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