“Barbie” continues to smash records nearly a month after the Malibu icon first graced the big screen. The Greta Gerwig comedy earned $1.18 billion at the worldwide box office and is currently the second-highest-grossing film in Warner Bros history. . Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the film surpassed Jennifer Lee’s co-directed “Frozen II” and became the highest-paid film by a female filmmaker.
Elsewhere, “Meg 2: The Trench” earned $43.7 million from 75 overseas territories, bringing the sequel’s international total to $202.8 million. Warner Bros. produced the film about a prehistoric shark that encounters its mate at Jason Statham (when will these primitive creatures learn that the Transporter cannot be fitted with a dorsal fin).
Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” continues to impress, increasing its worldwide box office receipts by $32 million, bringing its international total to $385 million. The R-rated drama about J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the driving forces behind the creation of the atomic bomb, earned an impressive $649 million worldwide. It surpassed “Saving Private Ryan” and Nolan’s earlier look at the conflict, “Dunkirk,” to become the highest-grossing World War II film in history.
Columbia Pictures’ “Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story” started its international launch with $10.7 million from 30 major markets. It was particularly successful in France, where it earned $2.3 million, followed by the United Kingdom with $1.3 million, and Australia and Germany with $1 million each. An adaptation of the Playstation video game opens in the US on August 25.