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In an unprecedented achievement for the film industry, “Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig, has surpassed $1 billion in global ticket sales just three weeks after its debut in cinemas. This groundbreaking success marks a historic moment as “Barbie” becomes the first movie ever directed solely by a woman to reach this remarkable box office milestone.

Leading the charge in this cinematic triumph are the talented actors Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who bring the iconic characters of Barbie and Ken to life. Together, they embark on a captivating journey of self-discovery after being expelled from the utopian Barbie Land, captivating audiences worldwide.

“Barbie” now stands as the second highest-grossing movie of the year (2023), trailing only behind “The Super Mario Bros,” which took the box office by storm when it was released in April, amassing a staggering $1.357 billion in ticket sales.

Notably, Gerwig’s previous directorial masterpiece, “Wonder Woman,” had set the bar high for women directors, grossing over $800 million worldwide in 2017. Now, with “Barbie” breaking the billion-dollar mark, Gerwig reigns supreme as the box office queen among female directors.