Box Office Stunner: ‘Barbie’ Opens to Staggering $155M, ‘Oppenheimer’ Snags $80.5M

July 25, 2023

The pic launched to an impressive $182 million from 70 markets for a global bow of $337 million against a $145 million production budget. It scored the biggest opening ever for a WB title in major markets, including Mexico ($22.3 million), Brazil ($15.9 million) and Australia ($14.6 million). In North America, Barbie scored the biggest domestic start ever for a movie directed by a woman, solo or otherwise. Paramount’s seventh Mission: Impossible film has to contend with losing Imax screens to Oppenheimer, in addition to losing other premium large format screens to either Oppenheimer or Barbie. While the conservative-leaning Sound of Freedom has been discussed on QAnon message boards, Angel says it isn’t a QAnon movie.