Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer are being screened as a double bill in the US – and tickets are selling out.
The magic of cinema. This weekend, the most unlikely pair of competing blockbusters are released on the same day, both off the back of exceptionally strong reviews.
In the pink corner, there’s Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie from Warner Bros, a film that’s looking at a strong opening weekend box office number already. And in the corner that’s a bit black and white but also blowing up, there’s Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, that’s showing the early signs of an Oscar run as well as box office legs itself.
It’s very rare for two big studio films to go head to head on the same day, especially in the current climate. And moviegoers have taken the unlikely pairing to heart. ‘Barbenheimer’ is indeed a thing.
So much so that cinemas in the US have been programming double bills of the movies, a more polar opposite combination it’d be hard to find. Furthermore, they’re selling out. Tens of thousands of tickets for Barbenheimer double bills have been shifted, and it’s a trend that deserves to spread around the world.
The hope is that both films hit big, and early signs suggest they well. Whether you watch them together or apart, they’re in cinemas from tomorrow.
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