Barbie has been in most theaters all over the world for lower than a month, however it’s already made past financial institution. Within the final week the film that triggered Ben Shapiro has damaged not one however two field workplace information for its director/co-writer Greta Gerwig, with loads of cash gobbling left to go.
As per Deadline, final Tuesday Barbie handed an enormous milestone: It outgrossed Frozen II, which 4 years in the past Hoovered up $477.4 million, on the North American field workplace. Why is that such an accomplishment (past it being a ton of cash, that’s)? As a result of Frozen II was co-directed by a girl, Jennifer Lee. And since earlier than Barbie got here round, Frozen II was the highest-ever-grossing movie on the continent. In different phrases, Barbie is now the best grossing movie ever directed by a girl in America and Canada.
What it isn’t, at the least not but, is the best grossing movie ever directed by a girl globally. That honor nonetheless goes to Frozen II, which made $1.4 billion worldwide again in 2019 and 2020. That mentioned, Barbie nonetheless managed to interrupt one other report: This weekend, it sailed previous Captain Marvel’s $1.3 billion, which was co-directed by Anna Boden, and which was the best grossing live-action film with a feminine director credit score.
In abstract, Barbie — which added one other $33 million to its North American complete, crossing the $500 million mark, and which is encouraging these dwelling in nation’s which have banned it to do some traveling — is now the best grossing movie ever directed by a girl domestically and the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a girl globally. So congrats to Greta Gerwig and take that, Ted Cruz.
(By way of Deadline)