Warner’s. “Barbie” went on to cap last weekend with a resounding global box office record of over $1 billion in ticket sales. , “Barbie” rapidly sold so many tickets in just a short span of 17 days. The record was previously held by “Harry Potter” for grossing over a billion dollars in just 19 days.
Directed by Ms. Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote the movie with her partner Noah Baumbach, the movie has dispelled age-old Hollywood notion that girl movies have limited appeal. Moreso if made by a woman, whilst targeting the female audience. The old Hollywood belief is that while women will watch a guy-movie, the opposite cannot be expected from a girl movie.
Warner Bros. acknowledges the feat as the first time in the company’s history.
Pink Fever Made “Barbie” the Number One Movie
“Barbie’s” box office phenomenon had catapulted Ms. Gerwig’s reputation of having the sole credit for directing a billion dollar film. While there are 28 male directors who have been previously recognized for such an achievement, Ms. Gerwig is the only female who made such a remarkable feat in Hollywood’s entire history.
Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution, Jeff Goldstein, remarked via text that a lot of people around the globe were giddy with the so-called “PINK FEVER.”This made “Barbie” the Number One movie in Canada and in the US for three consecutive weeks.