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‘Barbie' breaks record for women directors as global ticket sales top $1 billion

 Update: 15:35, 7 August 2023

‘Barbie' breaks record for women directors as global ticket sales top $1 billion

The blockbuster film 'Barbie' has topped 1 billion US dollar in box office ticket sales worldwide since its Jul 21 debut, Warner Bros Pictures, a unit of Warner Bros Discovery, announced on Sunday.

In a comprehensive announcement, Warner Bros conveyed that this enchanting fantasy-comedy has garnered an impressive $459 million from theaters within the United States and Canada, with an additional $572.1 million earned from international screenings, collectively culminating in an impressive total of $1.0315 billion. This statistical achievement was corroborated by the esteemed media analytics company, Comscore.
Notably, Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated writer and director of "Barbie," achieved a groundbreaking feat as she became the first female filmmaker to single-handedly surpass the remarkable billion-dollar milestone as a director, a feat acknowledged by Warner Bros.
This past weekend marked the film's third captivating stint in theaters. Over the course of Friday through Sunday, 'Barbie' delighted audiences around the world, amassing a substantial $127 million in global ticket sales. Within this period, domestic earnings accounted for an impressive $53 million, while overseas theaters contributed an additional 74 million dollar, according to Comscore's data.

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