Barbie is continuing to break records at the worldwide box office. It passed The Super Mario Bros. Movie to become the year’s biggest film domestically some days ago, and is on the verge of repeating the feat globally as well.
Super Mario concluded its theatrical run with $574 million at the domestic box office, which Barbie surpassed on Wednesday. The film’s running domestic total stands at $594 million, while its international haul is $745 million, which means that with $1.34 billion in the bank globally, Barbie is now just around $18 million shy of Super Mario’s worldwide total of $1.358 billion
The last time Warner Bros. topped the domestic box office was 12 years ago, following the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, which amassed $381 million upon its release
Warner has the chance to bolster its box office further this year, as it has still has three big budget films with A-list stars and high audience awareness still to come out, in the form of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which will star Jason Momoa, as well as Dune Part Two (although this may be delayed until 2024) and Wonka, both of which will feature Timothée Chalamet, who is joined by a vast ensemble cast for the former in the shape of Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem and Stellan Skarsgård.