‘Barbie’ Box Office Shatters Expectations
Greta Gerwig, who is set to direct two Narnia movies for Netflix, watched her latest film Barbie light up the box office with a $155 million opening weekend. It went head-to-head with Director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which grossed $80.5 million.
This was far ahead of expectations for both movies, and the biggest box office weekend since the start of the pandemic. Read more.
These kinds of numbers often lead to directors gaining more clout and bigger budgets for future projects. How will the success of Barbie affect Gerwig’s Narnia adaptations?