“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” keep rolling in second weekend
July 31, 2023 - Barbie and Oppenheimer continue to rule the box office, a boost for cinemas as writers’ and actors’ strikes rock the movie industry.
Greta Gerwig’s cotton candy-colored fantasy comedy again led the way, adding a massive $93 million in its second weekend. Oppenheimer stayed in second with a robust $46.2 million. Sales for the two movies dipped 43% and 44%, respectably – well shy of the usual week-two drops.
Ticket sales for Barbie resulted in the seventh-biggest second weekend in history.
“Barbenheimer” has proven to be not a one-weekend phenomenon but an ongoing box-office bonanza. The two movies combined have already surpassed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.