WEEK IN WOMEN: Greta Gerwig’s BARBIE sets Box Office Records – Brandy McDonnell reports

Greta Gerwig’s eagerly awaited Barbie movie set multiple records in its July 21 opening weekend, and the pinktastic film is sitting pretty heading into its second weekend. The blockbuster based on Mattel’s iconic doll opened with a dazzling $162 million at the North American box office over the July 21-23 weekend, giving Gerwig the record for the largest opening weekend ever for a female director.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: CAPTAIN MARVEL’s Marvelous Box Office – Brandy McDonnell reports

The global launch for the 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe represents the biggest ever for a female-fronted film — surpassing 2017’s live-action Beauty and the Beast — as well as the second-largest for any superhero movie behind last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Overall, it’s the sixth-best worldwide debut of all time, and the international opening of $302 million is the fifth-biggest ever ahead of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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