Greta Gerwig has achieved a groundbreaking milestone, breaking the domestic box office record for a female director with her film “Barbie,” which is predicted to earn an impressive $155 million during its opening weekend in North America. This feat surpasses the previous records set by Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” which earned $103.3 million in its domestic opening, and 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” which had a $153 million weekend opening.

The simultaneous release of “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” has ignited immense excitement among cinema-goers worldwide, resulting in bustling theaters over the weekend. Despite “Oppenheimer” receiving critical acclaim with nearly perfect Rotten Tomato ratings, “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has outperformed the biopic in terms of box office revenue.

Impressively, “Barbie” is projected to rake in $155 million domestically, while Nolan’s drama is expected to accumulate $80.5 million in North America. On the international front, both films have made a massive impact, with “Barbie” debuting globally with $337 million and “Oppenheimer” earning $174.2 million.

In an interview with The Independent, Christopher Nolan described “Oppenheimer” as his “biggest film” to date. Meanwhile, Cillian Murphy admitted to finding it challenging to watch the film due to seeing his own face projected on the screen, but acknowledged that it was designed to be experienced with an audience. The overwhelming success of both films underscores the power of exceptional storytelling and talented filmmakers in captivating audiences and dominating the box office.