“Barbie” passes $1 billion at global box office: which movie was fastest to a billion? Which was first?
Warner Bros have revealed the Greta Gerwig film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has reached the milestone in not quite record time.
Barbie has become the last movie to break the billion-dollar mark in ticket sales at the global box office, as revealed by distributors Warner Bros. Pictures. The fantasy comedy film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is now one of the fastest to reach that milestone, taking only 17 days to so.
How does Barbie compare to the fastest-grossing movies of all time?
According to Warner Bros., the Greta Gerwig movie will finish the weekend on $1.03 billion in ticket sales, which will see director become the first female to pass that figure. So far, the film has raked in $459 million in the United States and $572 million internationally. On the list of fastest-grossing films to reach $1 billion worldwide, Barbie will go in ahead of Furious 7 at number seven because of slightly higher gross sales after day 17.
The top 10 fastest-grossing films to make $1 billion worldwide
Superhero and science fiction films dominate the top rungs of that particular ladder, with 2019′s Avengers: Endgame incredibly taking just five days to smash through the billion barrier. That’s twice as fast as the next movie on the list, which happens to be its 2018 prequel, Avengers: Infinity War.
The full top 10 is:
|Movie||Year||Days to pass $1 billion|
|Avengers: Infinity War||2018||11|
|Star Wars: The Force Awakens||2015||12|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home||2021||12|
|Avatar: The Way of Water||2022||14|
|The Fate of the Furious||2017||18|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi||2017||19|
James Cameron first - and second - to billion-dollar mark
As for the first movie to ever reach that mark, that honour goes to James Cameron’s Titanic, which has of course come right back into the public eye in recent weeks and months. The 1997 disaster film took what now seems like an unimpressive 74 days to pass a billion, although $1 billion 26 years ago would be worth around $1.9 billion in 2023 when inflation is taken into account.
Cameron also directed the second movie to make a billion dollars in ticket sales, Avatar, which was released 12 years later in 2009.