1. Barbie– $93M/$351.4M
It was a second gigantic weekend for Barbie with a dreamy $93M. That’s the second-best week two for Warner Bros. EVER, beating the second week of The Dark Knight at $75.1M. Worldwide, Mattel’s doll film is at $774.5M. This is after TWO WEEKS, ya’ll. Personally, I’ve seen the film three times, joining various friends who had yet to catch it. And each time, the theaters have been totally sold out, making it very hard to find anyplace with available seats. The marketing has been genius, and yes marketing played a big role in its success. So what? That’s what marketing is supposed to do; help a movie succeed. And this one definitely has, already having surpassed Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse‘s $678M.
2. Oppenheimer– $46.2M/$174M
Don’t fret for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. The Cillian Murphy-led drama about J. Robert Oppenheimer has $174M domestic and $400M worldwide, which is damn good for an R-rated movie about a guy who helped create the atomic bomb.
3. Haunted Mansion (review)– $24.2M
A tough weekend for Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Facing the might of Barbenheimer, the latest attempt to turn the theme park attraction into a blockbuster opened with just $24.2M domestic and $33.3M worldwide. This is a middling debut and a disappointing start, as Disney continues to falter at these adaptations and it doesn’t seem to matter how much star power is attached. When it comes to star-driven films like this, I think it’s hard not to look at the impact of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
4. Sound of Freedom– $12.4M/$148.9M
5. Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part 1– $10.7M/$139.2M
6. Talk to Me (review)– $10M
A24’s latest trendy horror Talk to Me made some noise with a strong $10M debut. That’s the second-best debut weekend for the popular studio, behind Hereditary and just ahead of Midsommar. The film, which boasts only Miranda Otto as a “name” star, centers on a troubled young woman who communicates with the dead through the severed hand of a medium, only for evil souls to walk through into our realm.
7. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny– $4M/$167M
The fifth Indiana Jones movie has $355M after five weeks of release, which is disappointing to say the least.
8. Elemental– $3.4M/$144.9M
9. Insidious: The Red Door– $3.1M/$78M
10. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse– $1.4M/$378.7M