Source: HT News Service
Published on: August 1, 2023


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In the Indian box office, Barbie garnered ₹27.5 crore in its first week, whereas Oppenheimer achieved more than twice that amount, earning ₹73.15 crore in its opening week.

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer released on the same day in India – July 21. In their first week at the Indian box office, the two Hollywood films together made ₹100.6 crore nett, as per After seven days of release, the inextricably linked Barbie and Oppenheimer, together termed Barbenheimer, earned ₹27.5 crore nett and ₹73.15 crore nett, respectively.

Box office numbers of both films

Oppenheimer had performed well on its first six days at the box office and earned ₹67.9 crore nett in India, as per On Thursday, day 7 of its release in India, the Cillian Murphy-starrer earned ₹5.25 crore nett, taking its week one collection to ₹73.15 crore. The movie stars Cillian Murphy as American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who led the development of the atomic bomb.

Meanwhile, on day 7 of its release, Barbie earned ₹2 crore nett in India, as per a report, taking its total week one collection to ₹27.5 crore nett. The Greta Gerwig directorial features Margot Robbie as a ‘stereotypical’ version of the famous doll. The film also stars Ryan Gosling as Ken.

Since its release on July 21, Barbie broke several box office records, including the largest opening of 2023. Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer had the biggest global opening for a biopic. Barbie and Oppenheimer together grossed more than $511 million worldwide and $235.5 million in the US over the first weekend.

As per a Deadline report, Barbie has already surpassed the lifetime grosses of many other female-led movies. It also holds the record for the largest opening for a female-directed film in the US, outstripping Captain Marvel’s $153.4 million. The film also has the largest grossing day of 2023, $70.8 million.

Oppenheimer marked Christopher Nolan’s third-highest-grossing opening weekend ever, both global and in the US. It is reportedly also the biggest non-superhero Christopher Nolan opening weekend in 55 markets, including the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Spain, and Brazil, as well as the biggest opening day for a Christopher Nolan film in 33 markets, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Netherlands, Argentina and Belgium.

Disclaimer: Except for the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service