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The long-awaited clash of Barbenheimer, a fusion of Barbie and Oppenheimer, had cinephiles rushing to the theatres donned in vibrant shades of pink and black. The battle between these cinematic giants has unleashed a movie-going phenomenon, creating unprecedented hype in the post-pandemic world.
Cinematic Brilliance on Display
Ashish Saksena, COO – Cinemas, BookMyShow, expressed his awe at the grand spectacle on the silver screen as both Oppenheimer and Barbie finally hit theaters nationwide. The clash of these titans has been nothing short of mesmerizing, attracting hordes of fans eager to witness the magic of these extraordinary films.
Box Office Triumphs
According to reports from Vanity Fair, Barbenheimer has shattered box-office records, amassing an astounding $511 million worldwide, with $235.5 million coming from the North American market. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie (2023) surpassed all expectations, raking in $155 million in the US and an impressive $182 million internationally. Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer (2023) earned a commendable $80.5 million in the US market and $93.7 million internationally. Notably, Barbie outperformed Oppenheimer in over 70 international territories, making it a resounding success for the female director’s remarkable achievement.
Domestic Market Showdown
In the Indian market, the battle takes an interesting turn, as reported by Bollywood Hungama. Barbie garnered approximately ₹7 crore on Sunday, with ₹5 crore on Friday and ₹6.5 crore on Saturday, bringing its three-day total to ₹18.50 crore. On the other hand, Oppenheimer amassed ₹17.25 crore net over the same period (according to early estimates), with ₹14.50 crore on the first day and ₹17.25 crore on the second day. As of now, Oppenheimer’s total earnings stand at ₹49 crore, inching closer to the ₹50 crore milestone.
Both movies have enjoyed immense support from BookMyShow, with 1.4 million tickets booked for Oppenheimer, contributing a substantial 74% to the overall box office revenue collection. Barbie also witnessed remarkable success with over 500,000 tickets sold, accounting for 70% of the overall box office revenue collection in India. BookMyShow’s significant role has undoubtedly fueled the skyrocketing success of both films.
The Unusual Synergy
Surprisingly, despite their contrasting themes, a considerable number of cinephiles booked tickets for both movies, and some even planned to watch both on the same day. This unique synergy has added to the films’ prospects, promising an exciting week ahead with an influx of audiences expected to experience the ultimate big-screen extravaganza.
The Barbenheimer clash has undoubtedly lived up to its highly anticipated status, drawing crowds to theaters worldwide and setting new records at the box office. With cinematic brilliance on full display and the audience’s unwavering support, these two films are on the path to becoming legendary in the annals of cinema. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience; head to your nearest theater and immerse yourself in the magic of Barbenheimer!
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