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“Barbenheimer” Poised for Record-Breaking Second Weekend Presales

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The combined success of Barbie and Oppenheimer shows no signs of waning and is forecasted to generate an impressive performance in its second weekend at the box office. The unprecedented demand for both films has compelled theaters to increase the number of screens showcasing Barbie and potentially Oppenheimer. The success of the films at the box office is backed by their positive reception, high audience ratings, and sold-out IMAX screenings.

The “Barbenheimer” phenomenon continues to rewrite history in the movie theaters, with the Barbie and Oppenheimer double feature gearing up for another legendary weekend. Following one of the top five opening weekends in domestic box office history, theaters are preparing for another action-packed weekend. Reports suggest that the second weekend presales for both movies are the highest ever recorded in the industry.

Following their successful opening weekend, which netted a combined total of half a billion dollars, both films are predicted to produce even more staggering figures as the demand continues to surpass cinema capacities. The Exhibitor Relations Company, a data collection agency focusing on entertainment research, reports that Barbie will add another 94 screens nationwide during its second weekend to cater to the public’s demand.

While it’s not uncommon for a movie to add screens in its second weekend, it’s almost unheard of for a movie that originally debuted on over 4,200 screens. There are also unconfirmed rumors that Oppenheimer may increase its screen count this weekend, bringing the total to 3,647.

Dominating the Opposition

In just a week since its release, Barbie has already made close to $260 million domestically, with Oppenheimer not far behind, collecting just under $130 million. Barbie is set to earn between $65 million and $85 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total comfortably over the $300 million threshold. On the other hand, Oppenheimer aims to generate a hefty $35 million to $45 million this weekend, nudging its total past the $160 million benchmark.

The buzz surrounding the duo, which gained momentum as a viral trend on platforms like TikTok, is acting like Oppenheimer’s metaphorical atomic bomb — a snowball effect growing exponentially towards a peak. Both films have garnered professional praise and impressive audience scores, with Oppenheimer boasting worldwide sold-out IMAX screenings for the next fortnight, yielding higher returns. 47% of Oppenheimer’s domestic earnings came from Premium Large Format films, with IMAX ticket sales alone accounting for $35 million.

While both films continue to play in theaters, securing a seat may be a tall order.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Barbenheimer Second Weekend Performance

What is “Barbenheimer”?

“Barbenheimer” is the term used to collectively refer to the movies Barbie and Oppenheimer, both of which are enjoying significant box office success.

How successful were Barbie and Oppenheimer in their opening weekend?

Barbie and Oppenheimer had a hugely successful opening weekend, collectively grossing half a billion dollars. This resulted in one of the top five biggest opening weekends in domestic box office history.

How are Barbie and Oppenheimer expected to perform in their second weekend?

Both films are predicted to have a record-breaking second weekend. Barbie is projected to earn between $65 million and $85 million, while Oppenheimer aims to haul in $35 million to $45 million.

Are more screens being added for the second weekend of Barbie and Oppenheimer?

Yes, due to overwhelming demand, more screens are being added. Barbie will add 94 more screens across the country. There are also unconfirmed reports of Oppenheimer increasing its screen count.

How much have Barbie and Oppenheimer earned in the first week?

In the first week, Barbie earned nearly $260 million domestically, while Oppenheimer amassed just under $130 million.

What is contributing to the success of Barbie and Oppenheimer?

Factors contributing to the success of the films include critical acclaim, high audience scores, and significant word-of-mouth buzz, particularly on platforms like TikTok. Additionally, Oppenheimer has IMAX screenings sold out worldwide for the next two weeks, which will contribute to its earnings.

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CinemaLover July 29, 2023 - 12:17 am

just watched oppenheimer, worth every penny! hoping to catch Barbie next. those box office figures are mind-blowing…

BlockbusterBuff July 29, 2023 - 2:48 am

This is unprecedented!! Both Barbie and Oppenheimer breaking records. I guess ppl love a good double bill

FlicksFreak July 29, 2023 - 3:27 am

Barbenheimer’s rocking the box office! Kudos to everyone involved. got to catch them this weekend.

FilmCriticJ July 29, 2023 - 4:30 am

Box office game is changing. Barbenheimer is redefining it. Can’t wait to see the second-weekend results!

ReelReviewer July 29, 2023 - 4:43 am

they said it right, try getting a seat!! It’s all sold out. guess ill have to wait another week. Can’t wait though!

PopcornJunkie July 29, 2023 - 5:28 pm

oppenheimer was brill! need to see barbie next, i hear its just as good if not better. Making history these two movies.


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