The Avengers are now history. The success of Barbie encompassed everything, including the great first Marvel Studios film.
Barbie has overtaken The Avengers at the national box office. The Greta Gerwig film, starring Margot Robbie in the role of the title doll who has to travel to the real world after an existential crisis, and Ryan Gosling in the role of the supporting doll Ken, premiered in theaters on December 21st. It immediately started breaking box office records everywhere. In fact, it quickly surpassed $1 billion worldwide. And it became, among many other successes, the highest-grossing film directed by a woman.
Meanwhile, according to Variety, Barbie’s box office revenue has continued to grow. At the end of this weekend will have grossed more than $623 million at the domestic box office. It surpassed Marvel Studios’ crossover The Avengers (2012) to become the 11th highest-grossing film of all time in North America. An unprecedented milestone in the history of cinema.
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The film has surpassed The Avengers to reach that total despite already being in theaters for eight weeks. Barbie’s streaming release date, which arrived on September 12th, was also met. That means the film was available at home two days before the start of this weekend. This just shows the power the film has at the box office, although it could potentially grow even further. In fact, if this continues, it will be one of the top ten highest-grossing films in North American history. And that would be something truly spectacular.