At Letterboxd, Barbie is currently the most watched movie
Barbie, played by Greta Gerwig, is an unstoppable force! Barbie is not only the highest-grossing film of 2023, but it is also the highest-grossing film in Warner Bros.’s history and a strong favorite for this year’s Oscars. Barbie is doing well on review sites other than Rotten Tomatoes, where the film has an 88% critics’ score and an 83% audience score. The film has already eclipsed Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite as the most watched movie in Lettboxd’s history.
“Barbie has officially passed Parasite to become the Most Popular Film on Letterboxd ,” tweeted Letterboxd.
Barbie is the winner of the Golden Globe for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
This year, the Golden Globes introduced a new category to honor popular movies. The Cinematic and Box Office Achievement Award was created to honor movies that brought in at least $150 million during its theatrical run, of which $100 million came from ticket sales inside the United States. Barbie triumphed over a number of films, including Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, John Wick: Chapter 4, Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One, Oppenheimer, and Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.
Even while moviegoers had issue with the new award, some were nevertheless pleased to see Barbie win.
Is a Barbie Sequel Coming?
It’s hardly surprising that many are already curious about if Barbie will have a sequel given the movie’s success. When questioned about a Ken-centric follow-up, director Greta Gerwig recently prevaricated, and Ryan Gosling (Ken) ironically offered some suggestions for the plot of a potential Ken sequel. Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie, talked about the possibility of a sequel or Ken spinoff in a recent interview with Variety.
“It’s funny, that knee-jerk reaction in this day and age for everyone to immediately ask about a sequel. I don’t think it was like that 20 years ago. This wasn’t designed to be a trilogy,” according to Robbie.
“Everything went into Barbie – and that’s how Greta works,” she said. “She finishes every movie on empty, feeling like she could never make another movie because she put everything she had into that one. So I don’t know what it would take to fill that cup up again for her. Or for us. I think Warners would also agree. I don’t know what more could even look like. We want to make more films that have the effect that Barbie has. I don’t know if it has to be Barbie 2. Why can’t it be another big, original, bold idea where we get an amazing filmmaker, a big budget to play with, and the trust of a huge conglomerate behind them to go and really play? I want to do that.”