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23rd Aug 2023

Barbie is now the most successful film at the Irish box office

Barbie is now the most successful film in Irish box office history.

The hit film has made a whopping €8,854,036 only a month and a day after it was released in cinemas.

The title has been taken from Avatar which held the number one spot for 14 years.

The James Cameron film brought in €8,253,258 following its release.

The Barbie movie has taken over the world since its release last month and it looks like it’s going to stay that way.

Racking in a whopping €1 billion worldwide, there have been whispers of a sequel and we may all be back in Barbie Land sooner than we thought.

The Sun revealed that the crews behind the hit movie has already been contacted to discuss working on the sequel.

“It is very early days, but it’s become apparent that bosses want the same crew for the sequel as they did for the first. Emails have been sent but firmer details have to be finalised,” a source told The Sun.

We can see why production is seeking the keep the format and staff similar to the first, given the success and acclaim it has received since it hit the big screens.

It seems producers are hoping to smash even more records by reviving the Mattel dolls once more.

It is the first female-directed movie to gross over € 1 billion, as well as the biggest opening of a film (and a female-directed film) in 2023, the highest opening for a non-sequel, toy-based film, and for a movie without iMax.

It also set some set personal bests’ for Robbie and Gosling as neither has had a film open to more money at the box office.