Barbie Box Office: Margot Robbie Starrer Earned Over $1.2 Billion Worldwide But Failed In South
KoreaBarbie’s famous success not only earned millions of hearts and over a billion dollars, but it also shattered several records. The Greta Gerwig-directed film, which stars Margot Robbie as Stereotypical Barbie on a trip to discover the real world and its harsh realities, has done exceptionally well in theaters. Despite grossing more than $1.2 billion globally, the film remains a flop in a number of nations.
Aside from Robbie, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, and others. It is modeled after the Mattel plastic doll.
Barbie features a novel plot in which Margot Robbie’s doll figure lives in a society ruled by women, while the males, nicknamed Kens, are there to accept their gender identity. The film’s tone includes various gags on patriarchy as Ken attempts to transform Barbieland into Kenland but still cannot find the meaning of his existence. Due to the film’s sensitive themes, it was prohibited in a few places, while it was not as well received in others.
Aside from severe situations such as Barbie being banned in Algeria, Kuwait, and Lebanon, the film did not fare well in South Korea. According to the most recent Marca report, the film will barely make $4 million in the Asian country. The reason for its domestic failure in South Korea is that feminism remains taboo in the country.
Barbie was a disappointment in South Korea, despite its phenomenal performance at the global box office. The film is still making money in other areas of the world, and Margot Robbie, who also functioned as a co-producer, is expected to take home a large sum.
multiple sources. Koimoi has not independently confirmed the numbers.