Title: “Meg 2: The Trench Makes a Splash at the Box Office, While Barbie and Oppenheimer Achieve Milestones”
The highly anticipated shark thriller, “Meg 2: The Trench,” has made a strong international box office debut, earning $112 million and bringing its global total to $142 million. Co-financed by Warner Bros. and China Media Capital, the film aims to replicate the success of its predecessor, “The Meg,” which relied heavily on overseas audiences for profitability. In addition to “Meg 2,” other films such as “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” have also achieved significant milestones at the box office.
Heading 1: “Meg 2: The Trench Makes Waves with $112 Million International Debut”
China emerged as the top territory for “Meg 2: The Trench,” contributing $53.3 million to its international box office earnings. Mexico followed closely with $7.6 million, while the United Kingdom generated $5.1 million in ticket sales. However, in North America, the film opened in second place with $30 million, falling short of the original’s domestic debut of $45 million. Nonetheless, the film’s strong international performance sets it on track for profitability.
Heading 2: “Barbie Joins the Billion-Dollar Club”
Greta Gerwig’s fantasy-comedy film, “Barbie,” has achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing the coveted $1 billion mark in just 17 days. This achievement makes it the fastest Warner Bros. release to reach this milestone and marks Gerwig as the first solo female filmmaker with a billion-dollar film. Over the weekend, “Barbie” collected an additional $74 million, bringing its international total to an impressive $572 million. The film’s biggest markets include the U.K. and Ireland, Mexico, Australia, and Brazil.
Heading 3: “Oppenheimer Surpasses $500 Million and Becomes Highest-Grossing WWII Film”
Christopher Nolan’s dark historical drama, “Oppenheimer,” has reached $552.9 million worldwide, with Imax contributing $114.2 million to its total. The film, centered around the scientist who led the development of the atomic bomb, added $52 million from 78 foreign territories over the weekend, bringing its overseas total to $324 million. With this achievement, “Oppenheimer” now stands as Nolan’s fifth-biggest release and the highest-grossing World War II movie of all time. It joins the ranks of four biographical films that have surpassed the $500 million mark.
Heading 4: “Insidious: The Red Door Becomes Highest-Grossing Horror Film of the Year”
Sony and Blumhouse’s “Insidious: The Red Door” has amassed an impressive $182.5 million worldwide, with $100 million coming from overseas markets. This milestone places it as the highest-grossing horror film of the year, surpassing Universal’s sensation, “M3GAN,” which earned $180 million.
The box office has seen several notable achievements recently, with “Meg 2: The Trench” making a splash in its international debut and relying on overseas audiences for success. Meanwhile, “Barbie” has joined the billion-dollar club, becoming the fastest Warner Bros. release to reach this milestone and marking Greta Gerwig as the first solo female filmmaker with a billion-dollar film. Additionally, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” has surpassed $500 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing World War II movie of all time. Lastly, “Insidious: The Red Door” has become the highest-grossing horror film of the year. These milestones highlight the global appeal and success of these films in captivating audiences worldwide.