The distinctions continue to fall for Barbiewith the Greta Gerwig film set to break two huge box office records in the coming days.
As reported by Varietythe fantasy comedy will soon become the highest-grossing film released by Warner Bros., surpassing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.342 billion).
With BarbieIts total earnings now stand at $1.34 billion, experts also predict that it will soon become the highest-grossing film of the year, which it currently holds The movie Super Mario Bros ($1.359 billion).
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In addition to being a box office success, Gerwig’s film received critical acclaim for its script and production values, with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling earning widespread praise for their performances.
With a stacked cast and numerous cameos, several stars have spoken of their admiration for the project, with Michael Cera revealing he couldn’t turn down the chance to play Ken’s friend Alan.
Speaking before the SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike, Cera recalled, “My manager got a call to check on my availability. [so] he called me and said, “I got a call about this movie – it’s the Barbie movie, Greta Gerwig is directing it and it’s shot in London for four months or so.
“I told them you probably wouldn’t want to because you probably don’t want to go to London.”
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“I said, ‘What? What do you mean; Call them back!” He didn’t like you blowing it or anything, but he’s like, “I managed their expectations that you might not want to do it.” I was like, “How can I not? I have to do it!” he added, before recalling a call with the director.
“[Greta] it was like, “Let’s get into a Zoom now. Here’s a Zoom link, I’ll be there for the next hour,” he explained.
“Well, he was just hanging out on Zoom, he’s like, ‘Just click this link whenever you’re ready.’ And then we talked about it, and it all happened very quickly from there.”
Barbie it’s in theaters now.
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