Greta Gerwig’s Barbie shatters records, boosts British economy

2023-11-15 16:38:02 | Last Update : 2023-11-15 17:36:25

Barbie, which earned Greta Gerwig the title of ‘the biggest opening-grossing female director’ of all time, became the highest-earning film of 2023. Released on July 21, it was announced how the film affected the economy

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie shatters records, boosts British economy
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The Barbie film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling has broken many records since its release. The film, which made the best opening of 2023, has become a phenomenon all over the world and has already written its name in golden letters in the history of cinema.

Most of the film, which crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office, was shot at Warner Bros. Studios in England.

Warner Bros. Discovery, which produced the film, announced that the Barbie film has made a major contribution to the British economy.

The film, in which more than 6 thousand extras were used, enabled the creation of 685 different professions.

Hundreds of people living in the U.K. took part in creating Barbie's giant Dreamhouse.

In addition, many actors living in the United States such as Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and Simu Liu stayed in England during filming.

It was stated that the filming in England contributed £ 80 million to the local economy.The film grossed £ 95 million at the box office in the U.K. alone.


Barbie, the highest-grossing film of 2023, has managed to exceed $ 1 billion worldwide.

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling play the roles of Barbie and Ken. However, there are other Barbie and Ken characters in the film. The role of mermaid Barbie is played by pop star Dua Lipa, diplomat Barbie is played by Nicola Coughlan, whom we know from the Bridgerton series, and Supreme Court judge Barbie is played by Ana Cruz Kayne. The film tells the story of a Barbie doll living in Barbie land, who is kicked out because she is not perfect enough, and the adventures she experiences in real life.

Source: Newsroom

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