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Barbie has continued to achieve remarkable success, surpassing The Super Mario Bros. Movie domestically and poised to become the top-grossing film of 2023 worldwide.
In addition to this feat, it shattered a long-standing record held by Warner Bros., overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the studio’s highest-grossing film ever.
Warner Bros.’ previous record, set 12 years ago by the final Harry Potter instalment, was conquered by Barbie, led by Margot Robbie.
The film’s global earnings exceeded $1.342 billion, securing its place as Warner Bros.’ crown jewel. Notably, Warner Bros.’ top 25 movies predominantly consist of franchise films, highlighting Barbie’s exceptional achievement as a non-franchise standout alongside movies like Inception, It, and Gravity.
Despite already setting multiple records during its theatrical run, Barbie’s journey is far from over. With on-demand releases, MAX availability, and physical home video releases in the pipeline, more records are expected to fall in the coming months.
For Warner Bros., Barbie’s success has come as a much-needed boost after some underwhelming performances from films like The Flash.
The film’s triumph makes history for director Gerwig, marking her as the highest-grossing female director. Barbie’s recent victory over.