The film made Greta Gerwig the first solo director to surpass the $1bn mark.
Barbie, a fantasy comedy film directed by actress and filmmaker Greta Gerwig from a screenplay she wrote with Noah Baumbach, will be released in Egypt on August 12 in Vox Cinemas across Cairo, District 5’s Scene Cinemas, Sheikh Zayed’s Arkan Cima and Downtown’s Zawya.
The film has been doing well in the US and international markets, making Gerwig the first woman to surpass the $1bn benchmark as a solo director.
Based on the Barbie fashion dolls by Mattel, the film is the first live-action Barbie film after many computer-animated direct-to-video and streaming television films.
The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively, alongside an ensemble supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
The film was announced in September 2009 by Universal Pictures with Laurence Mark producing, but development began in April 2014, when Sony Pictures acquired its film rights.
The movie follows Barbie and Ken who are having the time of their lives in the seemingly perfect (and very pink) world of Barbie Land. Temptation arrives when they are offered the chance to see the real world, where they soon discover the perils of living among humans.
The film has grossed $1.06bn worldwide, becoming the second-highest-grossing film of 2023 and10th fastest-grossing film to reach $1bn worldwide.