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Barbie to dominate box office battle, outshining Oppenheimer and Mission: Impossible 7, box office projection suggests

Jun 17, 2023 05:30 PM IST

Discover the surprising box office projections as Barbie emerges as the victorious contender, surpassing Oppenheimer and Mission: Impossible 7.

In the enchanting world of cinema, where blockbuster and first-day collection battles reign supreme, the latest box office projections have unveiled an unexpected victor: Barbie.

Barbie will possibly dominate the box office. (Image Credit: Warner Bros/ Universal Pictures/ Paramount Studios)
Barbie will possibly dominate the box office. (Image Credit: Warner Bros/ Universal Pictures/ Paramount Studios)

With the mid-summer season heating up, the clash between three colossal films, Mission: Impossible 7, Oppenheimer, and Barbie, has reached fever pitch.

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Notably, the box office battle isn't limited to the presence of these massive blockbusters alone; it's the intense rivalry between them that has captivated audiences. Frustrated with Warner Bros., eminent filmmaker Christopher Nolan has decided to release Oppenheimer under Universal Studios instead.

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In a retaliatory move, Warner Bros. has scheduled the release of Greta Gerwig's Barbie on the same day, aiming to undermine Oppenheimer's success.

Adding fuel to the fire, Tom Cruise, the star of Mission: Impossible 7, harbors his own grievances, feeling that both films have encroached on "his" summer screens. What was once mere competitiveness has evolved into a full-fledged cinematic rivalry. Cruise seethes at the loss of cinema screens just a week into his film's release, while Nolan seeks to publicly distance himself from Warner Bros. and the studio's treatment of his work.

Who will emerge victorious in this cinematic war?.

Recent box office projections have shed light on the answer, and it favors Greta Gerwig's Barbie. According to various sources, Barbie is not only projected to surpass Nolan's Oppenheimer but is likely to leave Mission: Impossible 7 trailing in its wake as well.

While Mission: Impossible 7 is expected to outperform Oppenheimer in terms of box office revenue, the undeniable winner seems to be Barbie. These projections hardly come as a surprise, as serious and dramatic films like Oppenheimer typically focus on longevity and enduring appreciation, rather than smashing opening weekend records.

Barbie and Mission: Impossible, on the other hand, have established themselves as true heavyweights in the realm of cinematic success. The duel between these two powerhouses will undoubtedly be intriguing.

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Plus, Tom Cruise's chances of triumph are slimmer than usual, considering the loss of hundreds of screens just a week after Mission: Impossible 7's release. Still both films are poised to make their mark at the box office.

As the summer movie season unfolds, audiences eagerly await the clash between Barbie, Oppenheimer, and Mission: Impossible 7. The box office projections provide a glimpse into the exciting battles that lie ahead.

It's a cinematic showdown of epic proportions, where only time will tell which titan emerges victorious.

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