Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Barbie” in the Pink: Becomes All Time Highest Grossing Warner Bros Movie in 100 Years, Passes “Dark Knight”

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It only took 100 years but now Warner Bros has a new top grossing movie of all time.

Yesterday “Barbie” hit $537 million and passed Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.”

The Greta Gerwig directed, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling starrer is now number 16 on the all time list of all studios, and is rapidly headed to replace number 15, “The Lion King.”

At WB this makes up for a lot after the disaster of “The Flash.” Toby Emmerich and his team should get a lot of praise for pushing the whole “Barbie” and Mattel idea through the studio. Mike DeLuca and Pam Abdy came in and cheered it over the line. Nice work, all of them.

Will there be a “Barbie” sequel? Oh yes, and everyone will be paid handsomely. Will it be as good or as big of a hit? No! But it doesn’t matter. It’s out of everyone’s hands. It’s in the hands of the universe now!

PS Worldwide including the US “Barbie” is at almost $1.2 billion!!! That doesn’t include Japan, where it just opened this weekend.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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