Early box office tracking of the year’s two biggest movies: Barbie and oppenheimer – suggest that the live-action pink doll flick would be stealing the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources who have tracked various polling services, the Christopher Nolan film was initially the favorite, but things soon turned around. barbie favor, as he became a social media phenomenon, thanks to his cast, internet memes, and outrageous reports of them causing a shortage of pink paint. Both the movies are also budgeted at about $100 million (around Rs. 819 crores), which makes this clash even more exciting.
In recent years, production studios have intentionally avoided having the release dates of their films coincide with each other, as a means of maximizing ticket sales. Some would even go as far as to change them: Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two is a strong example of this, moving its release date up two weeks to avoid direct competition with The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which It is set for November 17. So you can see why the perspective of Barbie against oppenheimer would have excited the fans. Furthermore, considering the underlying drama between director Nolan and Warner Bros.
It’s not uncommon for Nolan to choose an American summer release window for his films, with oppenheimer following suit on July 21. According to THRWarner Bros. originally planned for Coyote vs. John Cena’s Acme was released at that time, only to later pull the film off the schedule and replace it with Greta Gerwig. Barbie instead. rumors around the issue they claim it was a deliberate move by Warner Bros. out of spite, to interfere with Nolan’s release. In late 2020, Warner Bros. announced that it would be releasing its entire slate of 2021 movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Nolan, who was appalled by that decision, called HBO Max the “worst streaming service” and decided to part ways with Warner Bros., ending a two-decade partnership. your movie oppenheimer It was then purchased from various studios until Universal Pictures stepped in to distribute it.
However, recent reports call this theory of WB trying to sabotage Universal somewhat into question, with Warner Bros. Pictures co-CEO Michael De Luca confirming that they’ve been trying to mend their relationship with Nolan and bring him back into the fold. In fact, some sources familiar with the situation claimed that Nolan received a seven-figure royalty check for his work on Tenet, and even did post-production work for Oppenheimer at WB. It will be interesting to follow the box office numbers of the movie against Barbie, because if oppenheimer makes a big profit, Universal Pictures could try to hang on to Nolan and give him all the budget and resources he needs for the future. It’s also a battle between studios.
The competition between the two films has inspired various memeswith people online comparing the stark contrast in tones, with oppenheimer with a stark look (some scenes are even shot in monochrome), focusing on the obsessive father of the atomic bomb. Barbie, meanwhile, is bright pink and perky, with everyone’s silent leading man/’literally me’ actor Ryan Gosling sporting a singularly goofy look. Adding fuel to the flame is Tom Cruise, who is reportedly upset that both Barbie and oppenheimer have booked most of the IMAX screens in July, essentially sabotaging their Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One movie, which opens a week early on July 12. Yes, there is a third competitor and its box office receipts will surely be affected by the other two films. July is shaping up to be an interesting month for blockbuster movies, both in terms of drama on and off the screen.