Can Barbie Have One Of The Longest Number One Box Office Runs Ever?

The all-time record holder is “Titanic,” which spent an astonishing 15 weeks at number one during its record-shattering run in late ’97/early ’98. From there, “Beverly Hills Cop” (13 weeks), “Tootsie” (13 weeks), “Home Alone” (12 weeks), “Crocodile Dundee” (9 weeks), “Good Morning, Vietnam” (9 weeks), “Back to the Future” (8 weeks), “Fatal Attraction” (8 weeks), “Porky’s” (8 weeks) round out the list, with “Ghostbusters” and “Avatar” tied for the ten spot.

“Barbie,” which stars Margot Robbie as Mattel’s famous doll, would at the very least need “Blue Beetle,” “Gran Turismo,” and “The Equalizer 3” to fall well short of expectations to have a slim chance at reaching 7 weeks, all while having drops of 20% or less — give or take. It seems unlikely but, even if that doesn’t happen, it takes precisely nothing away from what this movie has accomplished, which is nothing shy of monumental.

Gerwig now stands alone as the owner of the highest-grossing movie ever directed by a woman, her latest sitting pretty at $1.18 billion worldwide. That puts it in the top 25 all-time worldwide, sitting just behind “Minions” ($1.15 billion) and just below “Iron Man 3” ($1.21 billion). When all’s said and done, it may well kick “The Avengers” ($1.52 billion) out of the global top ten. So no, it may not set a consecutive week record, but it’s sure as hell going to earn its place in cinema history.

“Barbie” is in theaters now.

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