Barbie is making history!
As the year’s most anticipated tandem of film releases, Barbie and Oppenheimer, hit movie theaters this weekend, the Greta Gerwig-directed film came out on top, scoring $155 million in its opening run and marking the biggest debut ever for a film directed by a woman, Variety reported.
Captain Marvel, which was co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, previously held the title with $153 million in 2019, while Wonder Woman, which was helmed by Patty Jenkins, held the record for a film solely directed by a woman with $103 million in 2017, per the outlet.
Barbie also earned the biggest opening weekend of 2023, beating The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s $146 million that was scored earlier this year, Variety said.
Oppenheimer, the latest movie from director Christopher Nolan, was released at the same time as Barbie and made an impressive $80.5 million in its first three days in theaters.