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Some Box Office July 27, 2023

Barbie storms the Box Office

Barbie storms the box office with a massive social media response that should help feed ticket sales for the next several weeks if not the rest of summer, a phenomenon overshadowing the otherwise pretty-good start for the Tom Cruise Mission Impossible 7. Indy V is hanging in there with terrible numbers for the franchise, and The Flash is already showing up on VOD. Oppenheimer is about where you could expect it to be in the case of a bio-pic, but to turn really good numbers that match director Chris Nolan's career, Oppenheimer is going to have to stay in theaters long enough to build up more ticket sales. With the avalanche of big summer titles starting to thin out, that might just happen.

One thing is clear by looking at the title spread: comic book based movies are still turning over good money, and the genre (which we have argued has hoed the multiverse story trick too much and this has threatened to take over the whole superhero genre) is only foundering (Shazam 2, Ant-Man 3, Flash, Eternals etc) because the films aren't very good or the pre-publicity (The Flash) is awful. The appetite for fantasy and adventure, perennial Hollywood subjects, is still strong enough to churn out these numbers below.

Films ranked by International earnings:

  • $837,851,917 Worldwide - Guardians of the Galaxy III
  • $676,388,104 Worldwide - Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • $548,101,075 Worldwide - Little Mermaid
  • $430,921,572 Worldwide - Barbie
  • $418,582,679 Worldwide - Transformers Rise of the Beasts
  • $376,085,899 Worldwide - Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning
  • $357,638,165 Worldwide - Elemental
  • $336,406,911 Worldwide - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • $267,904,543 Worldwide - The Flash
  • $231,058,779 Worldwide - Oppenheimer
  • $130,993,464 Domestic Only - Sound of Freedom
  • $46,291,710 Worldwide - Asteroid City
  • Recently finished in theatres:

  • $2,320,250,281 Worldwide - Avatar: The Way of Water
  • $1,307,168,400 Worldwide - The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • $721,294,128 Worldwide - Fast X
  • $463,616,575 Worldwide - Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • $427,259,159 Worldwide - John Wick: Chapter 4
  • $207,954,502 Worldwide - Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  • $133,438,006 Worldwide - Shazam! Fury of the Gods
  • $25,326,625 Worldwide - Renfield

Box Office July 19, 2023 – The Flash sinks like a stone

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Original Page August 9, 2023