“Barbie” has legs: Greta Gerwig’s film tops the box office again and surpasses $500 million

August 13, 2023  -LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Barbie” has legs. Director Greta Gerwig‘s film phenomenon remained a runaway No. 1 at the box office in its fourth week, bringing in $33.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Margot Robbie-led and produced film from Warner Bros., still in 4,137 theaters, refused to drop off as most box-office toppers have this year, surpassing $500 million in North America overall a week after it crossed the $1 billion mark globally, a record for a female director.

The second half of the “Barbenheimer” duo, “Oppenheimer,” returned to the No. 2 spot in its own fourth week after a week at No. 3 overall. The Christopher Nolan-directed film from Universal Pictures brought in $18.8 million from 3,761 locations for an overall domestic total of $264.3 million.

The top pair had thin competition. The week’s top new release, Universal’s “The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” finished fifth with a $6.5 million opening weekend.

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