The Barbie movie has become a sensation at the global box office, earning an impressive $196 million internationally and a total gross of approximately $400 million. While audiences applauded the performances and efforts behind the film, the path to assembling the cast was filled with twists and turns.
Initially, Greta Gerwig, the director of Barbie, had other A-list Hollywood stars in mind for the lead roles. Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, and Saoirse Ronan were considered for Barbie, while Timothee Chalemet was a contender for Ken. However, due to creative differences, Schumer and Hathaway departed from the project, leading to delays in its release.
Eventually, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling secured the roles of Barbie and Ken, and their performances have been widely praised. Robbie, envisioning Gal Gadot as Barbie, embraced the role and brought a unique charm to the character.
Gerwig expressed disappointment over not being able to cast Chalamet and faced other challenges during the movie’s production, such as difficulties in finding suitable filming locations. However, despite setbacks, the cast came together and delivered a performance that resonated with audiences.
Michael Cera’s portrayal of Allan received acclaim, and the film’s success has surpassed expectations. Industry insiders predict that Barbie is on track to surpass the $500 million mark in its first week, making it one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
Mattel Executives are thrilled with Barbie’s triumph and have ambitious plans for a Mattel Cinematic Universe, aiming to create a shared universe for their beloved toy franchises on the silver screen.
With Barbie’s resounding success, the iconic doll has found new life in the film industry, captivating audiences and paving the way for a new era in the Mattel Cinematic Universe.