Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures have announced earnings from the theatrical preview Barbie And Oppenheimerand there is a clear winner.
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Analysts had predicted this ahead of the films’ simultaneous release on Friday (July 21). Barbie was able to earn more than $100m (£77.8m) at the US box office in its opening weekend, while Oppenheimer was grossed around $50m (£38.9m).
The preview results released on Friday seem to support these forecasts Barbie earned $22.3 million (£17.3 million) in the US from 3,900 theaters.
Meanwhile, Universal says Oppenheimer raised $10.5 million (£8.2 million); However, it was previewed in fewer theaters Barbie (3,150).
In comparison, DunkirkChristopher Nolan’s last film to release outside of the Covid pandemic grossed $5.5million (£4million) in theatrical previews in 2017.
BarbieThe early return to the box office surpasses any other release this year and is a godsend for Warner Bros., director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie, who also serves as executive producer.
Both films received rave reviews; However, Nolan’s picture has relegated Gerwig’s picture to the Rotten Tomatoes review collection site.
OppenheimerIt’s Nolan’s best-reviewed film to date because of its soundtrack. His next best film is the second film in his Batman trilogy. The dark knight (2008), which sits at 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Starring Irish actor Cillian Murphy. Oppenheimer tells the life of the theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who promoted the development of the first atomic bomb.
BarbieMargot Robbie stars as the titular Mattel doll, who embarks on a journey to visit the real world to understand her true purpose.
The Independent‘s reviews of Rotten Tomatoes went against the grain. Our film critic Clarisse Loughrey gave Gerwig five stars for Barbie while giving Nolan’s performance a near-perfect four stars.
“Barbie is one of the most imaginative, flawless and surprising mainstream films of recent times – a testament to what can be achieved even in the deepest depths of capitalism,” she wrote.
Despite the call Oppenheimer Loughrey argued that the film was Nolan’s “finest and most insightful work” and was occasionally a little too self-aware of itself and the way cinema shapes its own reality.
Meanwhile, writer and filmmaker Paul Schrader called Nolan’s film the “best” and “most important film of this century.”
“I’m not a Nolan groupie, but this one blows the door off its hinges” The card counter (2021) wrote the director.
Both Oppenheimer And Barbie are now available in cinemas.