MARGOT Robbie’s Barbie is formally Warner Bros’ highest grossing movie of all time after smashing Field Workplace information.
The billion-pound blockbuster overtook the ultimate Harry Potterto clinch the document, which JK Rowling’s creation had held for 12 years.
Barbie is now Warner Bros’ most profitable movie everCredit score: Alamy
Margot could be very a lot Hollywood’s golden womanCredit score: Alamy
Hollywood star Margot, 33, got here up with the idea of the Mattel doll impressed film and enlisted director Greta Gerwig to direct it – with Margot within the main function.
Since its launch final month Barbie, which additionally stars Ryan Gosling as Ken, has damaged an enormous variety of movie information.
Final week it overtook The Tremendous Mario Bros movie to turn into America’s highest grossing movie of this yr and earlier this month took over £1billion on the worldwide Field Workplace.
It’s anticipated to overhaul Tremendous Mario globally within the coming weeks, due to its roaring success, with specialists revealing Barbie is simply £14million behind in gross sales from taking the document.
The movie additionally set a brand new document for three-time Oscar nominated director Greta, 40, who turned the primary feminine filmmaker to command a billion-pound grossing film.
Greta stated: By no means in my wildest desires did I think about one thing like this.
“I needed to make one thing anarchic and wild and humorous and cathartic.
“I feel it was a specific ripple within the universe that allowed it to occur.
“I’m so grateful. I’m so amazed. I’m confused, actually… it’s been wonderful to stroll round and see individuals in.”
Barbie’s intelligent advertising and marketing marketing campaign, reported to have price hundreds of thousands, helped draw enormous numbers of crowds to cinemas within the UK.
Lots of of individuals queued in London’s Leicester Sq. to get into the premiere of the movie, which was attended by all of the main stars.
Landmarks throughout the capital, together with the London Eye and the Oxo Tower, had been turned pink to mark the event and Barbie-inspired merchandise was placed on sale throughout the nation.
The filmmakers additionally ensured success with the film’s soundtrack, with British pop star Dua Lipa taking the No1 spot on Friday with the Barbie movie tune, Dance The Night time.
Singers together with Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Sam Smith had been additionally enlisted for the soundtrack which gave the Barbie movie an enormous reputation increase.
The movie adopted Margot’s Barbie and Ryan’s Ken as they go on a journey of “self-discovery” after they get expelled from the utopia of Barbie Land.
Together with getting Greta on board, Wolf Of Wall Avenue actress Margot solid the movie, with 13 different actresses solid as completely different variations of the doll.
British stars Emma Mackey, Ritu Arya and Emerald Fennell joined Irish stars Nicola Coughlan and Sharon Rooney within the function, whereas singer Dua appeared as a mermaid model of the favored toy.
Alongside Ryan, 42, there are additionally seven different Kens within the movie, together with British stars Ncuti and Kingsley Ben-Adir and American star Scott Evans.
In addition to breaking Field Workplace information, Barbie is anticipated to get a slew of awards nominations because the yr attracts to an in depth.
Ryan Gosling additionally stars within the flickCredit score: Alamy