‘Barbie’ on track for billion-dollar milestone with another #1 weekend

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By Dan Sears

“Barbie” is still out to play hard.

In its third Friday in theaters, the summer blockbuster is still No. 1, earning $17 million, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.

The Margot Robbie-led flick is expected to hit the billion-dollar mark globally before Monday, which would make its director Greta Gerwig the first solo female director to achieve that goal, CNBC reported.

“Meg 2: The Trench,” the sequel to the 2018 original, landed in second, with $12 million in sales.

The sci-fi action flick starring Jason Statham, which the Hollywood Reporter said brings “his rugged charm and tough-guy self-irony to sparkling dialogue,” is based on a 1999 novel.

In third place was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” which was released on Wednesday and took home $9.3 million on Friday.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” took in $9.3 million on Friday.

The Post called the reboot the Turtles “finest hour,” and said its directors Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears “bet big on the title and shrewdly explore what it would be like to live as a hormonal, teenage, mutant, ninja turtle.”

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“Oppenheimer,” which was in second place last Friday, slipped to fourth, with an $8.3 million take. The Christopher Nolan biopic has already earned $500 million globally and is expected to hit over $551 million through Sunday, according to Deadline.

Disney’s “Haunted Mansion,” which was in the No. 3 spot last week, shrieked its way down to fifth, with close to $2.7 million in sales.

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