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Breaking: Barbie Box Office Predictions Are Leaving Oppenheimer Behind

July 21st brings the most exciting and contrasting box office face of two films, Barbie and Oppenheimer. While Barbie is a fantasy-soft-girly film, Oppenheimer is a crime drama. In recent days Barbie box office prediction is leaving Oppenheimer in tension.

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As tweeted by the founding partner of Puck News, Mr. MetthewBelloni, the latest prediction for the Barbie box office collection has spiked to $93 million, which was earlier predicted to be $45-55 million. On the other hand, Oppenheimer box office predictions are at $43 million.

Made on a whopping budget of $145 million and directed by the Little Women fame Greta Gerwig, Barbie stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrel in prominent roles. The film is all set to hit the theatres on July 21st, 2023.

Barbie Box Office Prediction Doubles Up than Predicted Earlier

The earlier prediction for Barbie was around $45-55 million, and the latest prediction shows us Barbie can potentially perform better at the box office with an opening weekend collection of $93 million, doubling up the prediction made earlier. 

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The new box office projection will make Barbie a big hit in theatres, but the luck seems to favor Oppenheimer less as the predictions are at $43 million. 

Barbie will enjoy box office success, and there are a number of reasons for it. While Barbie will bring the Barbie doll and fantasy nostalgia back for most of the girls out there, it will also gain numbers due to the presence of mesmerizing Margot Robbie and charming Ryan Gosling. The film’s synopsis projects the two youngsters beginning their journey of self-discovery after being expelled from the utopian Barbie Land for not being the perfect dolls. 

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Barbie also gains support from a brilliant director Greta Gerwig who is well-known for writing and directing Little Women. The film will also gain support from Warner Bros. Pictures as the distributors, and it is rumored that the distributors have rolled out an additional $100 million, particularly for the marketing and promotional campaign of the film, leaving no efforts left. Along with these factors, Barbie attracts social media-driven fans with its intelligent and colorful promotional strategy to eye on the target group of girls of all ages. 

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On the other hand, the Barbie box office collection will have tough competition with Oppenheimer. The film is led by the legend Christopher Nolan, and word of mouth will play a key role in persuading the audience to step into the theatres. Christopher Nolan has a big name in the entertainment industry, and people walk into his films for his name. Although Barbie is a PG-13 rating film, opening the theatre door to a broader audience, and Oppenheimer is an R-rated film narrowing down the theatre-going audience. 

The internet is divided and flooded with memes and reels about the release of polar opposite films on the same date. The current predictions look good for Barbie, but there is no guarantee of winning the game until July 21st. 

Which film are you going to watch first? Tell us in the comment below. 

FAQs

  1. Will the Barbie movie be a hit?
    Barbie box office collection is predicted to be around $93 million in the opening weekend, and it has the potential to become one of the highest-grossing films of 2023.
  2. Who is playing Barbie 2023?
    Margot Robbie will play the titular role in the Barbie film, releasing on July 21st. 
  3. Is Barbie a PG-13 rating film?
    Yes, Barbie is a PG-13 rating film opening the theatre door for a broader audience to step into the theatres.
  4. How much is the budget for Barbie 2023?
    Barbie movie 2023 is made on a whopping budget of $145 million.
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