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Barbie vs. Oppenheimer: Who Dominates the Opening Box Office?

DynamicsArts Desk

July 22, 2023

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The cinematic showdown of the year is finally here, as two of the most anticipated movies of 2023, Barbie and Oppenheimer, hit the theaters on the same day, July 21st.

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Because of its contrasting themes and styles, Barbie & Oppenheimer, which premieres on July 21st, 2023, attracts attention and inspires memes on social media.

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Barbie and Oppenheimer have both received high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes from critics.

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As of July 20th, 2023, Barbie has a score of 90% based on 175 reviews, while Oppenheimer has a score of 94% based on 154 reviews.

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The question on everyone's mind was: which movie would win the opening box office battle? Would it be Greta Gerwig's Barbie, or Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer.

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Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has earned $33 million whereas Barbie has earned $70.5 million at the box office.

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Barbie is a musical comedy that depicts the real-life exploits of the famous doll, whereas Oppenheimer is a historical drama that details the existence and career of the man who developed the atomic bomb.

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Oppenheimer stars: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh and Rami Malek. Barbie stars: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell.

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