Barbie execs 'speechless' as film tops $1bn in box office sales

Barbie execs 'speechless' as film tops $1bn in box office sales

Barbie might be synonymous with pink – but her film is now firmly in the green, with more than $1bn in box office sales worldwide.

The smash hit, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie, reached the “Barbillion” on Sunday after pulling in a further $127m in sales over the weekend.

It means the film has now broken the record for box office sales for a film by a female director – previously set by Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.

It has also reached the $400m US and $500m worldwide sales mark faster than any other Warner Bros hit – including the Harry Potter films.

Oppenheimer, which was released on the same day three weeks ago, also celebrated a landmark this weekend, crossing $500m  globally.

“As distribution chiefs, we’re not often rendered speechless by a film’s performance, but Barbillion has blown even our most optimistic predictions out of the water,” said Jeff Goldstein and Andrew Cripps, who oversee domestic and international distribution for Warner Bros, in a joint statement.