**Barbie Film Continues to Dominate Box Office with Impressive Numbers**
The Greta Gerwig-directed film, “Barbie” has maintained its top spot at the box office for the fourth consecutive week, bringing in an impressive $33.7 million, according to recent studio estimates. This Margot Robbie-led production from Warner Bros. has defied the trend of most box-office hits this year by refusing to drop off, even after crossing the $1 billion mark globally, a record achievement for a female director. The film, still showing in 4,137 theaters, has exceeded $500 million in North America alone.
**”Oppenheimer” climbs back to No. 2**
After spending a week at No. 3, the Christopher Nolan-directed film, “Oppenheimer,” has returned to the No. 2 spot in its fourth week. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the movie earned an impressive $18.8 million from 3,761 locations, bringing its domestic total to $264.3 million. This success is a testament to the enduring popularity of Nolan’s films and the strong performances of the cast.
**Limited Competition for the Top Films**
“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” enjoyed relatively thin competition at the box office in their fourth week. The highest-ranked new release of the week, Universal’s “The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” secured the fifth spot with an opening weekend collection of $6.5 million. Although it failed to challenge the top films, it still managed to draw some attention in the crowded movie landscape.
**Strong Performances for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” and “Meg 2: The Trench”**
In its second week, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” grossed $15.6 million domestically, securing the third spot on the box office chart. This action-packed film continues to attract audiences with its thrilling storyline and beloved characters. Meanwhile, “Meg 2: The Trench,” the sequel to the popular Jason Statham shark movie, brought in $12.7 million, dropping to the fifth spot in its second week. Despite the slight decline, the film still managed to draw a significant audience.
**Implications of the Box Office Numbers**
The box office performance of these films reflects the enduring popularity of established franchises and the power of female-led productions. “Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig and led by Margot Robbie, has shattered records and proven that audiences are hungry for diverse and empowering stories. Similarly, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” continues to captivate audiences, showcasing the enduring appeal of his unique storytelling style.
**Box Office Rankings and Figures**
Here are the estimated ticket sales for the weekend at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. The final domestic figures will be released on Monday:
1. “Barbie” – $33.7 million
2. “Oppenheimer” – $18.8 million
3. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” – $15.6 million
4. “Meg 2: The Trench” – $12.7 million
5. “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” – $6.5 million
6. “Haunted Mansion” – $5.6 million
7. “Talk to Me” – $5.1 million
8. “Sound of Freedom” – $4.8 million
9. “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part I” – $4.7 million
In conclusion, “Barbie” continues to dominate the box office, achieving remarkable success for a female-led production. The film has set new records and surpassed the $1 billion mark globally. “Oppenheimer” has also enjoyed continued success, climbing back to the No. 2 spot. The box office rankings reflect the enduring appeal of established franchises and the demand for diverse and empowering stories.