Greta Gerwig achieved one thing fairly nice in showbiz this weekend — she’s now the only real feminine director to have crossed the billion-dollar line … and it is due to “Barbie.”
Certainly … the inevitable occurred Sunday, with “Barbie” raking in over a $1 billion on the worldwide field workplace and as soon as once more taking the highest spot right here domestically. That is 3 weeks in a row that the flick has dominated, and at this level … there isn’t any signal of it slowing down.
Now, as for Greta … like we stated, she stands alone (as a lady) on this billion-dollar membership — which is a historic feat, and one thing that hasn’t been performed earlier than “Barbie” got here alongside.
Sure, there are different feminine administrators who’re technically in that 10-figure class — together with Jennifer Lee and Anna Boden, who co-directed the “Frozen” and “Captain Marvel” films, respectively, alongside males — however GG’s in a league of her personal now as a standalone.
There is a very massive hole between Greta and the opposite solo feminine administrators with field workplace hits — #2 on the listing is Patty Jenkins‘ “Wonder Woman,” which made round $412 mil by its run. There’s a good larger drop-off with the following tier of movies/administrators … Betty Thomas‘ “Alvin and the Chipmunks” ($219M); Catherine Hardwicke‘s “Twilight” ($192M); Elizabeth Banks‘ “Pitch Perfect 2” ($184M); Cate Shortland‘s “Black Widow” ($183M) … and so forth.
With Greta’s milestone right here … it proves that ladies are fairly rattling bankable, not simply as actresses — however behind the digicam as effectively. Full circle, actually, for the themes of ‘Barbie.’
Contemplating her indie background, you may argue Greta’s has had a meteoric rise over the previous 5-6 years. And like we beforehand reported, there’s at the moment no energetic plans for a sequel at this level — which, if you already know studios, is exceptional when this sorta success is had.
There is a report saying WB really tried brokering a deal for Greta to direct ‘Barbie 2’ months earlier than the movie got here out — however her brokers shot that down and insisted on ready to see the way it really carried out. Good transfer in hindsight … Greta can fetch a fortune now.
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BTW … Greta really turned 40 a pair days in the past, and Ryan Gosling stunned her with a flash mob efficiency filled with Kens, full along with his signature tune from the film.
Excellent technique to have a good time … congrats!