Barbie opened in mainland China on 21 July, same date as most of the regions internationally.

While topping everywhere else around the world, the opening weekend does not look good for Barbie in mainland China, the biggest but the hardest market for box-office worldwide. With a record of only 21 million RMB (£ 2 million) in the opening weekend so far, it is likely that the Chinese cinemas will reduce shows after the first week. When Oppenheimer opens in China in due course when a date is confirmed, it is quite possible that this particular film will beat Barbie in a single and the only market.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Stars: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae


Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Barbie is now showing in cinemas across the UK.

Feature Image (c) Warner Brothers

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