Greta Gerwig’s Barbie makes $1 Billion at box office

Barbie and director Greta Gerwig made history this weekend, flying past over $1billion in worldwide box office, becoming the first movie directed solely by a woman to do so.


The film, based off the beloved Mattel character and co-wrtten by Gerwig with husband Noah Baumbach, added another $127 million internationally, bringing its global total to $1.03 billion.

It had already passed second place on the list after a record breaking first few weeks in cinemas, the Patty Jenkins-directed 2017 Wonder Woman, which grossed $821.8 million globally.

A total of 53 films in the history of the medium have hit the billion-dollar category, with studio representatives coining the phrase ‘Barbillion’ for the latest addition to the list.

While both Frozen films and Captain Marvel were co-directed by a woman with a man, Barbie becomes the highest grossing film directed solely by a woman.

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