‘Barbie’ Boasts $23M Wednesday, Heads For $300M This Weekend; ‘Oppenheimer’ $10M+ – Box Office


Wednesday isn’t a day like Tuesday, where there are cheap tickets up for sale, but that didn’t stop Warner Bros.’ Barbie from continuing its daily weekday $20M+ streak.

The Greta Gerwig-directed feature grossed $23M yesterday, -12% from Tuesday, sending its six-day running total to $237.1M. America’s No. 1 doll definitely is crossing $300M this weekend, with an expected $70M+ second frame. If she does so in fewer than 10 days, Barbie will be the fastest female-demo feature to cross the three-century mark. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast holds that record at 10 days.

Barbie didn’t set any Wednesday records, but who cares? The movie made over $20M yesterday! Among Warner Bros’ top Wednesdays, Barbie is fifth after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($58.1M, July 15, 2009), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($44.2M, July 11, 2007), The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies ($24.4M, Dec. 17, 2014) and The Matrix Revolutions ($24.3M, Nov. 5, 2003).

Universal’s Oppenheimer took in $10.6M, -12% from Tuesday, for a running total of $117.8M. Through six days, Oppenheimer is running 69% ahead of Chjristopher Nolan’s Dunkirk at the same point in time. Dunkirk ended its domestic run at $188M in 2017.

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