20,000 Americans will buy tickets to see both ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Barbie’ on July 21st
In the war between bombs and bombs, Variety asked why not do both.
Many moviegoers will see Christopher Nolan’s nuclear drama Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s colorful play Barbie on the same day that the two tentpoles hit theaters on July 21. Variety reported that he has decided to Two weeks before the big day, AMC Theaters, the world’s largest cinema chain, reported that more than 20,000 AMC Stub members bought tickets for both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on the same day.
Variety seemed important enough for AMC to issue a press release, but there aren’t many comparable data points for guests who bought tickets to see multiple movies on the same day, so I’m trying to put the stats into context. points out that it is difficult to apply At least, nothing publicly available.
The total number of AMC Stubs members, including A-List, AMC Stubs Premiere and AMC Stubs Insider is unknown. AMC CEO Adam Aaron said in early 2020 that there are 900,000 to 1 million A-list subscribers, starting at $19.95 a month.
As Variety points out, on paper, these films don’t seem to appeal to similar audiences at all. Starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer is a dark and sombre tale about the American theoretical physicist who spearheaded the creation of the weapons of mass destruction that ended World War II. It’s a 3 hour story. Directed by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Barbie is a neon-colored fantasy comedy about expatriates Barbie and Ken from Barbieland on a journey of self-discovery in the real world.
According to Variety, Barbie is expected to overtake Oppenheimer in early ticket sales. But Tom Cruise’s big-budget sequel, “Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1,” out July 12, could once again top the domestic box office this weekend.