Barbenheimer is determined to not only be an American sensation as the unique double bill collectively total over a billion internationally.
Barbenheimer fever catches worldwide! The month ends with the historic dual summer outing from two Academy Award-nominated filmmakers sweeping the global box office and bringing over a collective billion. Deadline has reported that the pink-dominated film, starring Margot Robbie in the role made famous by the legacy toy line, has crossed $755 million at the international box office. Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan’s ultra-serious historical drama follows closely, which is impressive for a film of its nature, with a worldwide total of $400 million.
These figures come in as both movies make their sophomore week debut. Barbie‘s domestic run dropped from its immensely successful debut and garnered $93 million over the weekend, which brings its North American cume to a total of $351.4 million. According to Deadline, Mattel’s prized title collected $122.2 million in 69 markets, just 32% off opening. The international cume is $423.1 million. Overseas, the Greta Gerwig-directed pic maintained its No. 1 slot in 57 markets with exceptional holds in numerous markets including Taiwan (+37%), Germany (+29%), Hong Kong (+19%), Holland (+11%), Singapore (+10%), China (-11%), Australia (-11%), France (-20%), Argentina (-25%), Indonesia (-27%), Italy (-30%), Spain (-30%) and the UK (-32%).
As for Oppenheimer, the destroyer of worlds is destroying global numbers as well, grossing a worldwide number of $72.4 million with an offshore cume of $226.3 million. The full tally for the Cillian Murphy drama finishes the weekend at $400.4 million at the international box office in its sophomoric weekend. Even after a juggernaut like The Dark Knight made Nolan a name to be reckoned with, Oppenheimer is estimated to be the biggest Nolan film of all time in 28 markets including India, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey. In 40, it’s the top non-Batman movie for Nolan including Mexico, Brazil, Norway, Philippines and Chile. Overseas, it is running above Dunkirk, Interstellar, Tenet and The Dark Knight Rises at the same point of release.
Although Tom Cruise’s latest big action effort, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, didn’t quite match up to his previous outings, the film nearly matches Oppenheimer‘s take with $448.5 million. And the sequel continues to chug along despite some really big competition.