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A female director’s film rakes in the highest box office earnings!

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Talented director, Greta Gerwig’s fun, pink, movie, Barbie, has made film history by becoming the highest-grossing female-directed film.

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NEW QUEEN REIGNS

The crown, previously held by the talented Patty Jenkins and her mesmerizing ‘Wonder Woman,’ had reigned supreme with an impressive box office haul of $822.8 million (R151,921,162.20), reports Clutchpoints. However, ‘Barbie‘ swooped into the scene like a comet. It had a sensational opening weekend. It amassed a staggering $356 million (R 96,409,794,743) worldwide, sending ripples of excitement through the industry.

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But that’s not all! ‘Barbie’ managed to capture yet another coveted record. The highest-grossing opening weekend for a female director. The talented Greta Gerwig, known for her brilliant work on ‘Lady Bird‘ and the spellbinding period drama ‘Little Women,’ has once again showcased her directorial prowess with this enchanting journey of the iconic Mattel doll.

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COME ON BARBIE!

With Margot Robbie’s fun portrayal of Barbie, the movie transcends the silver screen, transporting audiences to the world of Barbie Land and beyond. As the doll discovers the real world, a captivating tale unfolds, filled with moments of introspection. Ryan Gosling’s charming Ken accompanies her on this journey, and together they return to Barbieland, each with a unique perspective on reshaping their fantastical universe.

Barbie and Greta Gerwig have proven that female-directed films can also score big at the box office. Image: Instagram via @barbiethemovie
Barbie and Greta Gerwig have proven that female-directed films can also score big at the box office. Image: Instagram via @barbiethemovie

Margot Robbie, the brilliant actress behind Barbie’s on-screen magic, initially wasn’t sure about taking up this iconic role. However, she loved the script’s compelling story. Greta Gerwig’s vision and the team’s determination made ‘Barbie‘ a reality, proving to the world that female-led movies can indeed set the box office ablaze.

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WOMEN IN FILM

Amidst the celebrations, it’s essential to note how ‘Barbie‘ is different from other billion-dollar films. While films like ‘Captain Marvel‘ and the ‘Frozen‘ franchise may have soared beyond the billion-dollar threshold, they were helmed by creative teams with both male and female directors. ‘Barbie,’ on the other hand, proudly stands as a testament to the unmatched brilliance of Greta Gerwig, who single-handedly steered the cinematic ship.

So, here’s to you, Greta Gerwig, and your mesmerizing ‘Barbie.’ Your triumph in the realm of filmmaking shall undoubtedly inspire generations of aspiring female directors to take the helm and make their mark on the silver screen. As we bask in the glorious glow of your cinematic masterpiece, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter in your illustrious directorial journey. Bravo!

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