Director and co-writer Greta Gerwig’s film, Barbie has become the highest-grossing movie domestically in Warner Bros. Pictures’ 100-year history. With an approximate international gross of $660.6 million so far, the film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Released on July 21, it totals roughly $1.192 billion worldwide. In the process, Gerwig has become the first female solo director to gross a billion dollars on a film.
Barbie, the fantasy comedy based on the iconic Mattel doll, has done better by the company’s 2008 film, The Dark Knight. According to trade reports, Barbie grossed $6.1 million in the North American box office on August 15, grossing a total of about $537.3 million domestically. The business raised the film’s rank from No. 18 on the domestic all-time chart to No. 16, surpassing both Disney’s 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($533,539,991) and The Dark Knight ($534,987,076). These figures are not adjusted for inflation.
The film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, was released on July 21. It totals roughly $1.192 billion worldwide. In the process, on August 6, Gerwig became the first female solo director to gross a billion dollars on a film. Disney’s two animated Frozen movies, which crossed that mark in 2013 and 2019, respectively, were co-directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.
Gerwig had broken the record for highest-grossing film by a solo woman director, Wonder Woman (2017), directed by Patty Jenkins. The 40-year-old Barbie director is a three-time Oscar nominee for writing and directing Lady Bird (2017) and writing the adapted screenplay for Little Women (2019).