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‘Barbie’s Reign Continues at the Domestic Box Office as ‘Oppenheimer’ Drops to Third Place

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Barbie’s dominance at the domestic box office continues for the third consecutive weekend, surpassing expectations and nearing the $500 million milestone in the US. The satirical comedy, directed by Greta Gerwig, not only outperformed the two new releases, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Meg 2: The Trench, but also achieved the remarkable feat of crossing $1 billion worldwide, making it the second film of the year to do so after The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Notably, Barbie is also the first film directed by a solo female filmmaker to achieve this milestone.

Over the past weekend, Barbie added $53 million to its domestic total, now standing at almost $460 million. Its extraordinary success far exceeded the initial high expectations and set new records in the box office. Warner Bros. has every reason to celebrate this achievement.

Debuting in the second spot was Meg 2, the sequel to the 2018 hit film The Meg. Directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Jason Statham, Meg 2 opened with $30 million, narrowly outperforming Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which fell to the third spot for the first time since its release. Oppenheimer added $28.7 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $228 million and surpassing $550 million globally.

Paramount’s strategy of releasing Mutant Mayhem in theaters following a similar approach to Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One proved successful, with the well-reviewed animated film delivering a solid $28 million three-day debut, and an estimated $43 million across its extended five-day opening. The film’s modest production budget of $70 million contributed to its success, emulating the style and commercial performance of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In contrast, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, with a reported production budget of $150 million, only grossed $42 million domestically so far. The studio’s approach stands in contrast to the cost-effective strategy adopted by Paramount for Mutant Mayhem.

For more updates and an interview with Meg 2 producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, stay tuned to FilmSweep.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Box office dominance

What movie is dominating the domestic box office?

The movie dominating the domestic box office is “Barbie,” a satirical comedy directed by Greta Gerwig.

How well is Barbie performing at the box office?

Barbie has been surpassing expectations and is nearing the $500 million mark domestically.

Has Barbie achieved any global milestones?

Yes, Barbie is the second film of the year to surpass $1 billion worldwide, making it the first directed by a solo female filmmaker to achieve this milestone.

What other movies were released recently?

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” and “Meg 2: The Trench” were released recently.

How did “Meg 2” perform at the box office?

“Meg 2” debuted in second place, outperforming “Oppenheimer” by a narrow margin.

What record did “Oppenheimer” break?

“Oppenheimer” fell to the third spot for the first time since its release, despite initially performing well.

What is the strategy behind “Mutant Mayhem” release?

Paramount released “Mutant Mayhem” in theaters following a similar approach used with “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.”

How has “Mutant Mayhem” been received?

“Mutant Mayhem” received positive reviews and delivered a solid box office result with a $28 million three-day debut.

How does “Haunted Mansion” compare in terms of box office performance?

“Haunted Mansion,” produced by Disney with a reported budget of $150 million, has grossed $42 million domestically so far, not performing as well as expected.

Are there any interviews available related to “Meg 2”?

Yes, an interview with “Meg 2” producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is available on FilmSweep.

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