The box office performance of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has been remarkable since their release on July 21 in India.
Together, these two Hollywood films, lovingly termed “Barbenheimer,” have made a significant impact on the Indian box office, crossing ₹100.6 crore net in their opening week. Let’s delve into the details of their individual collections and the records they have broken.
Oppenheimer’s Impressive First-Week Collection
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, featuring Cillian Murphy as American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who played a pivotal role in the development of the atomic bomb, earned a staggering ₹73.15 crore net during its opening week in India.
The film had a strong performance from day one and continued its success, culminating in ₹5.25 crore net on day seven for the Cillian Murphy-started taking its week one collection to ₹73.15 crore.
Barbie’s Decent First Week Earnings
Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, starring Margot Robbie as a ‘stereotypical’ version of the iconic doll, complemented Oppenheimer’s box office dominance with its commendable collection.
The film earned ₹27.5 crore net in its first week in India, with ₹2 crore net earned on the seventh day.
Barbenheimer’s Combined Success
Together, Barbie and Oppenheimer managed to accumulate ₹100.6 crore net in their opening week at the Indian box office.
This unique combination of films captivated the audience and showcased their individual strengths, contributing to a highly successful Barbenheimer.
Global Box Office Records
Both Barbie and Oppenheimer achieved remarkable feats on the global stage. Barbie, upon release, broke several box office records, including the largest opening of 2023:
#Barbie 1st Week Global #BoxOffice Collection:Domestic US: $256 Million Overseas: $302 MillionWorldwide: $557 MillionMassive $600 million by tomorrow $700 million by 2nd Sunday 1 Billion USD by 3rd week and that’s massive achievement as film has over performed in big way… https://t.co/qry2aPqMiO— Box Office Worldwide (@BOWorldwide) July 27, 2023
It has outperformed numerous female-led films, boasting the largest opening for a female-directed film in the US, surpassing Captain Marvel’s record. The film had a massive opening day, grossing $70.8 million.
Conversely, Oppenheimer marked Christopher Nolan’s third-highest-grossing opening weekend ever, both globally and in the US. It emerged as the biggest non-superhero Christopher Nolan opening weekend in 55 markets, including the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Spain, and Brazil.
Additionally, it recorded the biggest opening day for a Christopher Nolan film in 33 markets, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Netherlands, Argentina, and Belgium.
Barbie and Oppenheimer combined for an impressive worldwide gross of over $511 million, with $235.5 million generated in the US during the first weekend of their release.
The Barbenheimer phenomenon has taken the Indian box office by storm, with Barbie and Oppenheimer captivating audiences and making a combined collection of ₹100.6 crore net in their opening week.
These two Hollywood films have not only shattered records in India but have also made a remarkable impact on the global stage, cementing their place among the year’s highest-grossing films.