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‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ to Ignite Summer Box Office in Historic Showdown

The battle between ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ means big bucks for both.

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Image Source: Christopher Nolan attends the screening of 'Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain)' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Shutterstock / Denis Makarenko)

Well, well, well, looks like Hollywood might just have a glimmer of hope amid all the strikes and bleakness. The upcoming Barbenheimer box office is set to make a splash and bring some much-needed excitement to the industry. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer are poised to be the talk of the town, and cinephiles everywhere are getting hyped for this double-feature extravaganza.

First up, we’ve got Barbie, and she’s lookin’ to make a big entrance. Starring the talented duo of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, this live-action flick is tracking to pull in a whopping $90 million to $125 million in North America alone. Warner Bros. is feelin’ pretty confident about this one, and they’re banking on at least $75 million from domestic box offices. But that’s not all – globally, Barbie’s lookin’ at a potential haul of $165 million, with $60 million to $65 million coming from international markets. Although Vietnam’s missin’ out on this pink extravaganza due to a ban, Barbie’s still gonna shine bright on the world stage.

As for Oppenheimer, it’s Christopher Nolan’s first venture with Universal, and it’s causin’ quite a stir. This three-hour drama, led by the talented Cillian Murphy, delves into the invention of the atomic bomb. And let me tell ya, it’s gainin’ buzz like wildfire and bein’ tipped as an early Oscar front-runner. Oppenheimer’s not shyin’ away from the competition either – it’s trackin’ to make a solid $40 million to $50 million domestically, and another $45 million overseas. That adds up to a grand total of $100 million globally, and that’s no small feat for a thought-provoking drama.

But the real excitement is in the double feature, y’all. These two films are poles apart, one all glitz and pink with Barbie and the other a deep dive into history with Oppenheimer. And folks are lovin’ the contrast. Over 40,000 AMC Stubs members are already snaggin’ advance tickets to see both films on the same day. Talk about a movie marathon!

Even Hollywood heavy-hitter Tom Cruise is throwin’ his support behind the double feature, and he’s got his own rival IMAX movie, Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning, in theaters. He’s callin’ on moviegoers to hit the theaters and show some love to the cineplexes, especially at a time like this.

So mark your calendars, folks, ’cause the Barbenheimer box office is set to light up screens and hearts everywhere. Whether you’re in for some glamorous pink Barbie fun or a gripping historical journey with Oppenheimer, there’s somethin’ for everyone. Get your popcorn ready, ’cause this one’s gonna be explosive! ??

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