FRIDAY UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Barbie has passed a new milestone at the international box office, crossing $300M with Thursday’s grosses included. The Greta Gerwig-directed pic is heading into its second weekend, and is also due to hit the $600M worldwide benchmark when today’s figures are tallied.
On Thursday, the Margot Robbie/Ryan Gosling-starrer added $28.1M from 69 overseas markets, a 15% drop from Wednesday. The offshore cume through yesterday is $320.3M with global at $578.7M.
Barbie has now claimed the biggest opening week ever for a Warner Bros film in New Zealand, and the second-biggest in Australia as well as the top opening week of the year in both.
In individual markets, Barbie continues to strut through the UK with aplomb. At $45.4M, the film now boasts biggest non-franchise opening week of all time.
That’s the top market, while Mexico ($33.4M), Brazil ($27.3M), Australia ($20.3M) and China ($18M) round out the Top 5.
A couple of notes here: China improbably, given expectations, grew 75% on Thursday versus last Friday’s opening, and Germany increased 51% on Thursday from last week’s bow and 4% from the previous day, cume there is $14.6M.
As for Universal’s Oppenheimer, it’s still on track, as we reported yesterday, to cross $300M worldwide today. On Thursday, the Cillian Murphy-starrer added $15.5M for an international cume of $164.7M and a global total of $292.6M.
Going into the second weekend, the Christopher Nolan opus has now grossed $24.8M in the UK, which surpasses the lifetime of Tenet and is 3% above Dunkirk and over 2x Interstellar at the same point.
France is at $13.3M, for 89% above Dunkirk and 58% above Interstellar at the same point.
Germany has a running total of $11.8M, performing just 11% off Dark Knight Rises and well ahead of Interstellar and MI:7 at the same point, having already overtaken the lifetime of Dunkirk.
India’scume to date is $10.4M, having already surpassed the lifetimes of all Nolan comps.
Australia’s total to date is $9.3M, for 50% above Dunkirk and over 2x Interstellar so far.
Mexico has grossed$7.4M, surpassing the lifetimes of Interstellar and Tenet having already overtaken the lifetimes of Tenet and Dunkirk.
We will continue to update throughout the weekend.
PREVIOUS, THURSDAY UPDATE: Barbenheimer is the gift that keeps on giving. The Kenergy is so high on Warner Bros’ Barbie that it spiked by 3% at the international box office on Wednesday versus Tuesday and added $32.7M in 69 markets. That brings the global running cume on the Greta Gerwig pic to a fantastic $528.6M, including $291.4M from overseas. This is all after only one week of release.
Meanwhile, also continuing incredible holds, Universal’s Oppenheimer added another $16M from 78 international box office markets, again a less than 1% dip from the previous day. The offshore cume is $147.2M through Wednesday. Combined with domestic, the global total is $265.1M with the $300M benchmark expected to be achieved with Friday grosses.
Notably, Barbie is now tracking ahead of the Top 5 WB regional comps in Latin America, including Joker (+84%), Batman V Superman (+51%), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (+56%), Aquaman (+133%) and Justice League (+65%).
In the UK, where the cume through Wednesday is $40.2M, Barbie’s first week is currently the 2nd biggest for a WB film ever, just behind Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Mexico grossed $2.3M on Wednesday, just a 19% drop from Tuesday, for a $31.4M running cume. Brazil is at $25.2M through Wednesday after adding $2.1M yesterday, just a 4% dip from the previous day. Australia has grossed $18.9M to date, and China is now at $15.9M, defying expectations with a 10% drop from Tuesday.
Other notable markets include France with $15.1M so far, and Spain with $13.3M to date and on par with Spider-Man: No Way Home, as well as 10% ahead of Avatar: The Way of Water and 19% above The Super Mario Bros Movie at same point in time. Italy had the best Wednesday for a WB film ever with $2M for a running cume of $14.4M.
Said Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy, Co-Chairpersons and CEOs of Warner Bros Pictures Group, “All of us at the studio are incredibly proud to have creative partners as brilliant as Greta, Margot, Ryan, Mattel, and the entire team behind Barbie, and we are very grateful to audiences and our exhibition partners across the world who have supported the film in the most spirited ways we could have imagined. In crossing this outstanding milestone, we are reminded again of the magic of seeing movies on the big screen, a commitment that Warner Bros has dedicated itself to for a century and counting.”
At the same time, the midweeks on Christopher Nolan’s epic Oppenheimer have been bigger than key comps. Certain markets are now in week 2, including France which always opens movies on a Wednesday, and are very strong. France’s second Wednesday was down just 24% in admissions versus last week’s debut, now with a cume of $10.3M which is 58% above Dunkirk and 30% above Interstellar at the same point. Yesterday’s hold was the best for a Nolan movie in the market on a sophomore Wednesday.
Elsewhere, the UK/Ireland added $2.9M on Wednesday with 28% share at No. 2 in the market for a cume to date of $22.2M, which is 3% above Dunkirk and over 2x Interstellar at the same point.
Germany added $1.4M at No. 2 on Wednesday (27% market share) for a running total of $10.3M, performing well ahead of Interstellar and more than double M:I7 at the same point, having already overtaken the lifetime of Dunkirk.
India on Wednesday added $760K for a running cume of $9.8M. This is Nolan’s biggest film ever in the market.
Australia added $700K on Wednesday at No. 2 (29% share) for a running total of $8.6M, which is 49% above Dunkirk and over 2x Interstellar at the same point.
Mexico put up another $600K at No. 2 on Wednesday (18% market share) for a running total of $6.8M having already overtaken the lifetimes of Tenet and Dunkirk. Performance to date is 16% above M:I7 and more than double Interstellar at the same point in release.
Spain added $1.1M at No. 2 on Wednesday (20% market share) for a running total of $6.3M, performing above The Dark Knight Rises (18%), double Interstellar and more than double Dunkirk and M:I7 at the same point.
Netherlands added $500K on Wednesday at No. 2 (27% share) for a cume to date of $4.1M, which is 97% above Dunkirk and 90% above The Dark Knight Rises at the same point.
Brazil took in a further $400K on Wednesday at No.2 in the market for a cume to date of $4.1M, having surpassed the lifetimes of Dunkirk, Interstellar, Tenet, Inception and Batman Begins.
Rounding out the Top 10, Saudi Arabia added $500K on Wednesday at No.1 with 44% market share for a cume to date of $6M.
PREVIOUS, WEDNESDAY: The Barbenheimer phenomenon just keeps going. To wit: there is so much energy happening at international box office turnstiles that Tuesday’s grosses on Warner Bros’ Greta Gerwig-directed Barbie and Universal’s Christopher Nolan opus Oppenheimer were down just 1% from Monday. The offshore gross through Tuesday on Barbie is now $258.5M with global at $472.6M.
As for the Cillian Murphy-led Oppenheimer, it saw a less than 1% dip from Monday to Tuesday, adding $16.1M in 78 offshore markets. The international cume c is now $130.8M for $238M global
Breaking down Monday, Barbie dolled up a $31.9M gross from 69 overseas markets, off a single percentage point from the record-breaking Monday.
In the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, Barbie has already surpassed the lifetime total os The Meg, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Ready Player One, Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla. In Latin America, the doll is the No. 3 Hollywood movie of 2023 after just six days.
Looking at individual markets, the UK had the biggest Tuesday ever for Warner Bros; gross to date is $34.7M.
Mexico is the next biggest market with $29.1M through Tuesday, a 16% dip versus Monday, followed by Brazil at $23M (-19% from Monday). Australia, at $17.M and 2% over Monday is next with China and France both at $13.6M, each with good holds.
Meanwhile, Oppenheimer is continuing to fuse with audiences offshore as well. Mid-weeks through Tuesday account for 34% of opening weekend.
UK/Ireland added $2.7M on Tuesday with 28% market share for a cume to date of $19.3M, which is 8% above Dunkirk and over 2x Interstellar at the same point. Midweek gross is equal to a 39% share of the opening weekend – is in line with the same days’ share for Dunkirk, and above Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, and Mission: Impossible 7.
France added $1.4M on Tuesday with 20% market share (in admissions) for a cume to date of $9.4M, which is 56% above Dunkirk and 26% above Interstellar at the same point. The mid-week gross is equal to a 35% share of the opening weekend, which is above the same days’ share for Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Rises and Mission: Impossible 7.
Germany added $1.1M on Tuesday (25% market share) for a running total of $8.8M, performing well ahead of Interstellar and more than double M:I7 at the same point, having already overtaken the lifetime of Dunkirk. The Monday-Tuesday total is equal to 32% of opening weekend, higher than for Dunkirk, Interstellar, and M:I7.
Australia added $800K on Tuesday for a running total of $7.9M, which is 48% above Dunkirk and over 2x Interstellar at the same point. Mid-week gross thus far is equal to a 24% share of opening weekend, in line with the same days of Dunkirk, just below Interstellar, and above The Dark Knight Rises and M:I7.
Mexico added $700K at No.2 on Tuesday for a running total of $6.2M. Having already overtaken Tenet, the film has now surpassed the lifetime of Dunkirk. Performance to-date is +14% above MI:7 and more than double Interstellar and Dunkirk at the same point in release.
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