Barbie ticket sales top $1 billion
August 7, 2023 - The blockbuster film Barbie has topped $1 billion at the global box office, becoming the biggest movie to be directed by a solo woman filmmaker.
In a statement, Warner Bros. said the fantasy-comedy movie has drawn in $459m so far in the U.S. and $572m internationally.
Oscar-nominated Barbie writer and director Greta Gerwig also became the first female filmmaker to surpass the billion-dollar benchmark as a solo director, Warner Bros. said.
Other female directors have helmed films that have surpassed the $1bn-mark but working with others. Frozen, the animated blockbuster, and its sequel have generated more than $1.4bn in box office takings and were co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.
Meanwhile, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson and co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, generated more than $1.1bn in takings.