Barbie movie officially crosses $1 billion at box office

Los Angeles, California - In its third weekend at the box office, the Barbie movie has officially earned over $1 billion worldwide.

Barbie crossed the $1 billion mark on Sunday.
Barbie crossed the $1 billion mark on Sunday.  © IMAGO / NurPhoto

The Greta Gerwig-directed flick reached the impressive milestone on Sunday after earning another $53 million at the domestic box office over the weekend.

Barbie is now the first live-action movie with a solo female director to score $1 billion.

In its opening weekend kicking off on July 21, the movie scored $162 million, shattering the previous opening day record for a female-directed film.

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The opening weekend hype was also driven by fans seeking out the "Barbenheimer" double-feature along with Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. Together, the films earned $235 million, making it the fourth biggest weekend in box office history.

Barbie continues to reign supreme over Oppenheimer and all subsequent movie releases as it holds on tight to the top spot this weekend once again.

Will Barbie get a sequel after its record-breaking success?

Despite the record-breaking success of the movie, Gerwig has confirmed there are no current plans for a sequel.

Leading stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling also do not have any contractual deals to return for a successor, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Nevertheless, Mattel still hopes to follow up Barbie's success with additional films based on some of their iconic brands, including Uno, Polly Pocket, and more, according to Insider.

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