'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer' light up the summer box office in Historic Showdown

‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ light up the summer box office in Historic Showdown

It’s Barbenheimer to the rescue.

Hollywood could use some good news, not to mention a distraction, amid the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes. The two photos of the summer event Barbie AND Oppenheimer it should offer just that opening in theaters this weekend.

That of director Greta Gerwig Barbie — the long-gestating film about the world’s most iconic fashion doll — is set to open for $90 million to $110 million domestically, a whopping sum for a women’s event film, according to a Hollywood analyst firm. It would also be one of the best openings of the summer season.

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Warner Bros. is more conservative in suggesting $75 million for Barbie (The study’s caution is understandable considering that tracking has been turned off as of late.)

by Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer it’s spurring the opening to $49 million, says a source with access to the tracking data (Universal is hoping for $40 million or more). The three-hour film chronicles the career of J. Robert Oppenheimer, considered the father of the atomic bomb. Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon lead the stellar cast.

No one could have predicted it Barbie AND Oppenheimer would be the focus of this summer’s most interesting showdown at the multiplex, considering they couldn’t be more different in tone and scope.

Yet thousands of moviegoers seem to be intrigued by the couple and say they want to treat themselves to a double feature and watch both films on the big screen. AMC Theaters, the largest theater in the country, says 40,000 of its loyal Stubs customers are now planning to see movies back-to-back (a week ago, that number was just 20,000).

The summer box office could use a lift after several big-budget busts, including The flash (Warner Bros./DC Studios), Elementary (Disney/Pixar) e Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Disney/Lucasfilm). And last weekend, Tom Cruise starred Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning, part one it failed to match projections when it posted a five-day debut of $78.5 million, up from $90 million and up.

In view of M:I 7Cruise urged his fans via a social media post to support all of July’s movies, like Barbie AND Oppenheimer. Gervig e Barbie star Margot Robbie returned the favor and urged viewers to spread the wealth around.

How much remains to be seen Mission: Impossible 7 it falls into its second weekend. Filmmakers Hoping for $27M to $28M, But Movie Losing Imax Screens Oppenheimeras well as some premium large format screens for both Oppenheimer AND Barbie.

Oppenheimer AND Barbie the stars were largely able to complete their publicity duties before the SAG-AFTRA strike began last week. Upcoming summer movies will find themselves in trouble, however, since the actors aren’t allowed to promote their movies in any way, including walking the red carpet or attending a film festival.

BarbieThe production price of was $145 million or more before commercialization. Oppenheimer cost about 100 million dollars.

Both films will also be released overseas this weekend.