Moviegoers are partying with “Barbie,” with the much-hyped comedy touchdown No. 1 on the field workplace with $70.5 million in gross sales in its first two days.
The Greta Gerwig-directed movie, which The Post panned as a “self-absorbed and overwrought disappointment,” introduced in $22.2 million in preview ticket gross sales on Thursday, adopted by one other $48.2 million with its Friday premiere on greater than 4,200 screens, based on IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
Director Christopher Nolan’s biopic “Oppenheimer,” which delves into the lifetime of the developer of the atom bomb, exploded into the quantity two spot, raking in $33 million in opening day gross sales, together with $10.5 million from Thursday previews.
The historic drama, starring Cillian Murphy as scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, is “that rarest of issues: a classy and bracing film that’s made for adults and makes no one say, ‘I’ll wait until it’s on streaming,’” The Post raved.
The quantity was turned down a bit on “Sound of Freedom,” which fell from second final week to the No. 3 spot and earned simply over $5.7 million.
The movie, primarily based on the true story of anti-trafficking activist Timothy Ballard and launched by faith-based Angel Studios, has introduced in additional than $110 million on the field workplace with none worldwide distribution, Box Office Mojo knowledge present.
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” the seventh installment of Tom Cruise as Impossible Mission Force agent Ethan Hunt, led the field workplace final week, however plummeted to fourth this week, with $5.56 million in gross sales.
In fifth place is the supernatural horror movie “Insidious: The Red Door,” taking in slightly below $2.1 million because it fell from third final week.