The highly anticipated movie "Barbie" has smashed box office records with its opening weekend, bringing in $162 million domestically. The film, which is directed by Greta Gerwig, has become the largest opening weekend domestic box office for a female-directed film ever.
The movie tells the story of a young woman named Barbara Millicent Roberts, who discovers that she is not like other girls. With the help of her friends, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and learns to embrace her uniqueness.
The film has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, with many praising Gerwig's direction and the performances of the cast. The movie features a star-studded cast, including Emma Stone as Barbie, Ryan Gosling as Ken, and Meryl Streep as Barbie's grandmother.
Gerwig, who is known for her work on films such as "Lady Bird" and "Little Women," has been hailed as a trailblazer for female directors in Hollywood. With the success of "Barbie," she has cemented her place as one of the most talented and influential directors working today.
The film's success is also a sign of changing attitudes in Hollywood, as more and more female directors are being given the opportunity to tell their stories on the big screen. In recent years, films such as "Wonder Woman," "Captain Marvel," and "Black Widow" have proven that female-led movies can be just as successful as their male-led counterparts.
With its record-breaking opening weekend, "Barbie" has set a new standard for female-directed movies. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and the importance of representation in Hollywood. As more and more diverse voices are heard in the film industry, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking movies like "Barbie" in the future.