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Barbie Breaks Warner Bros. Box Office Record, Topples Harry Potter To Become Studio’s Biggest Hit-TGN

Barbie’s wild box office run continues as the film topples Harry Potter to become Warner Bros. biggest box office hit in the studio’s history.

Summary

  • Barbie has surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 as Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing movie, making over $1.34 billion worldwide.
  • Since its release on July 21, the Margot Robbie-led comedy has consistently performed well at the box office.
  • With more time still left in theaters, Barbie’s box office success could potentially increase even further.


Barbie has broken a Warner Bros. box office record, toppling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 as the studio’s biggest theatrical hit ever. The Margot Robbie-led film has made over $1.34 billion at the box office worldwide as of writing. The comedy has continued to be a major theatrical success since it was released on July 21.

Now, Box Office Mojos numbers for the Barbie movie’s box office performance reveal the film has broken a Warner Bros. box office record. The movie has officially made more than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which originally held the title of the highest global box office for a Warner Bros. film. And, with more time left in theaters, Barbie‘s performance could still continue to grow even more.

Why Barbie Is A Massive Box Office Success

Various outfits from the Barbie movie.

In addition to the film becoming the best theatrical performer for Warner Bros., Barbie secured the biggest box office of 2023 domestically. This means the film has performed better domestically than The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which still sits as the highest-grossing movie in 2023 worldwide. However, if the Robbie-led film continues to perform well at the box office, it may become the new highest-grossing film of the year.

Barbie offers a comedic story rooted in feminism that acts as both a tribute and commentary on the original doll line. Because of the movie’s humor and references to the history of Barbie dolls, the film was able to capture a wide audience interested in seeing the film. Robbie’s performance as Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s role as Ken were also praised heavily by critics, with positive reviews no doubt influencing more people to see it in theaters.

The film’s success doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, with Barbie‘s post-credits scene being readded for IMAX and released with a new theatrical run for the movie beginning September 22. This means it will be quite some time before the film leaves theaters. With plenty of plans still in place for its time on the big screen, Barbie‘s box office could still become much higher than it already is.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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