‘Barbenheimer’ is off to a strong start with total sales of $32.8 million on Thursday
Meanwhile, the R-rated three-hour film “Oppenheimer” grossed $10.5 million at the box office on Thursday. This coincides with big releases like 2017’s Wonder Woman and this year’s live-action The Little Mermaid.
Warner Bros. for the weekend. Barbie doll is expected to gross over $140 million, if not more, in his first three days at the cinema. Universal’s Oppenheimer, on the other hand, is expected to make at least $50 million at the box office, with some box office analysts suggesting it could exceed $60 million.
Combined, the two films could make the first $200 million at the box office. With additional ticket sales for Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Sound of Freedom, it could be the biggest box office weekend of the year so far. This excitement is sorely needed at the domestic box office after a string of recent big-budget films, including The Flash and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate, have performed poorly at the box office.
The major cinema chain said ticket sales for both films were strong this weekend and that additional showings have been added to meet demand. About 40,000 members of AMC Theaters’ loyalty program have purchased tickets to see Barbie and Oppenheimer on the same day, and the National Association of Theater Owners expects more than 200,000 movie-goers to see his two films on the same day.