Box Office: ‘Barbie’ Nears $775M After Just Two Weeks, ‘Haunted Mansion’ Has Creaky Debut As ‘Talk To Me’ Makes Noise

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

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.