Box Office: This Barbie continues to break records around the globe


This weekend, the Australian box office made $17.1 million.

Barbie remains at the top of the Australian box office

This weekend, the Australian box office made $17,137,264, down 27% from last week’s $23,053,978. 

It’s almost been a month since release and Warner Bros’ Barbie still has the world at her perfectly manicured feet, holding the number one spot for the fourth weekend in a row! Aussie fans are still flying to the cinemas in droves (bringing in $6.8 million, down 92%), globally, the film has surpassed the $1.18 billion mark.

While we already knew director Greta Gerwig has been smashing records (becoming the first solo female director with a billion-dollar movie) she has also achieved becoming the highest-grossing female director of a live-action movie since 2019’s Captain Marvel which was co-directed by Anna Boden.

Universal’s Oppenheimer also continues its ongoing box-office success, bringing in $2.9 million for its fourth weekend, down 49% and sitting pretty in the number two spot.

Coming in at number three for its second week in cinemas was Warner Bros’ Meg 2: The Trench. Starring Jason Statham, the action-horror flick took $1.7 million, down 46%.

The inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story, Sony’s Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, debuted at number four this week. The David Harbour-led film took $1.2 million at the box office for its first week in cinemas.

And finally, rounding out the top five was MKS Retail’s Jailer, debuting at number five. The film took $1 million in its first week.

Falling out of the top five this weekend was Universal’s Asteroid City (debut), Maslow Entertainment’s Talk to Me, Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Zee Studio’s Gadar 2 (debut) and StudioCanal’s Dracula: Voyage of the Demeter (debut).

#1 Barbie $6,872,982

Barbie (Robbie) and Ken (Gosling) are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. The movie also stars America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae and Kate McKinnon. The film grossed $6,872,982, averaging $10,773 over 638 screens.

#2 Oppenheimer – $2,969,685

During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. (Matt Damon) appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. The film grossed $2,969,685, averaging $7,226 over 411 screens.

#3 Meg 2: The Trench – $1,731,458

Jonas Taylor (Statham) leads a research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal, prehistoric sharks and relentless environmental plunderers, they must outrun, outsmart and outswim their merciless predators. The film grossed $1,731,458, averaging $5,603 over 309 screens.

#4 Sony’s Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story – $1,297,669

Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within. The film grossed $1,297,669, averaging $3,585 over 362 screens.

#5 Jailer – $1,027,807

Jailer is an Indian Tamil-language action thriller film directed by Nelson and produced by Kalanithi Maran of Sun Pictures. The film is about a retired jailer who goes on a manhunt to find his son’s killers. But the road leads him to a familiar, albeit a bit darker place. Can he emerge from this complex situation successfully? The film grossed $1,027,807, averaging $13,348 over 77 screens.

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