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Swara Garge, Pune

According to studio predictions on Sunday, the DC superhero movie Blue Beetle won weekend ticket sales with a modest $25.4 million debut, ousting Barbie from the top spot after a record-breaking run that turned theaters pink for a month.

Barbie’s popularity is still growing. The movie starring Greta Gerwig, which earlier this week broke the record for the highest-grossing Warner Bros. release domestically, almost managed to hold onto the top spot once more with $21.5 million in its sixth weekend. In total, it has reached $567.3 million in North America and a staggering $1.28 billion worldwide.

‘Barbenheimer’s’ other half is likewise doing very well for a movie this late in its run. In its sixth week, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer made $10.6 million. Oppenheimer currently has the title of becoming the highest box office success ever to place No. 1 at the weekend box office with a domestic gross of $285.2 million. Sing from 2016 set the previous record for that improbable figure, earning $270.3 million in the shadow of Hidden Figures and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Flash, Black Adam, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods were the three DC movies that were out this year before Blue Beetle, which was directed by angel Manuel Soto and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

Comscore’s projections for Friday through Sunday theatrical attendance in the US and Canada. On Monday, the final domestic data will be revealed.

  1. Blue Beetle, $25.4 million.
  2. Barbie, $21.5 million.
  3. Oppenheimer, $10.6 million.
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, $8.4 million.
  5. Strays, $8.3 million.
  6. Meg 2: The Trench, $6.7 million.
  7. Talk to Me, $3.2 million.
  8. Haunted Mansion, $3 million.
  9. Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One, $2.7 million
  10. The Last Voyage of the Demeter, $2.5 million

Blue Beetle’s $105 million production budget was less than that of the typical superhero movie. It’s one of the final products made at DC Studios before James Gunn and Peter Safran gained control of the studio last year.