'Barbie' earns $93 million, 'Oppenheimer' makes $46 million in U.S. theaters

In its second weekend in theaters, both Barbie and Oppenheimer continued to dominate the box office, collectively earning nearly $140 million domestically from Friday to Sunday. Barbie, which had the biggest opening of the year last weekend, brought in $93 million, bringing its North American earnings to $351 million and its worldwide earnings to $750 million after just over a week in theaters. If Barbie maintains this momentum, it could become only the second film this year to cross the $1 billion mark, following the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which earned $1.34 billion worldwide earlier in the year.

Oppenheimer, on the other hand, earned over $46 million this weekend, bringing its domestic box office total to $174 million over two weeks and its global box office total to $400 million. Notably, Oppenheimer had the biggest second weekend ever for an R-rated movie, surpassing Deadpool 2.

As of now, Barbie ranks behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for highest earning films of the year domestically.

Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, features a star-studded cast including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Simu Liu, and Will Ferrell. The film has received positive reviews from both critics and audiences, with an 89% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and an 86% score from audiences.

Oppenheimer, a period piece about the atomic bomb, stars Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, and Robert Downey Jr. The film has also garnered acclaim, with a 94% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92% score from audiences.

Overall, both Barbie and Oppenheimer have seen impressive success at the box office, surpassing expectations and generating significant earnings. Moviegoers continue to flock to theaters to experience these highly anticipated films, solidifying their status as box office hits.


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