The appeal of the DC comics superhero was not enough to thwart Barbie at the box office. The film, starring Margot Robbie, who plays the iconic doll in a brilliantly daring comedy, has stood the test of Blue Beetle, Warner Bros.’s new DC Studios movie. other DC movie comics such as Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods and The Flash.
Barbie fights back at box office: Blue Beetle couldn’t beat Margot Robbie movie
As of Thursday, August 17, Blue Beetle has earned just $3.3 million from public previews, less than Shazam 2’s $3.4 million and Flash’s $9.7 million. The two films then opened the weekend with $30.1 million and $55 million respectively. The Blue Beetle, on the other hand, looks much worse, with analysts predicting $25 million to $30 million for the entire weekend, which may not be enough to win the top spot.
Barbie, in fact, continues to win over the public even after a month of programming: the film with Margot Robbie has already exceeded $200 million in total grosses and is poised to reach $25 million in its fifth weekend. If so, then Barbie will be able to stay at the top of the standings by inflicting a crushing defeat on the Blue Beetle. It would be a bad result for a DC comic book movie to miss out on a #1 debut compared to a movie that’s been on the bill for over a month.
Blue Beetle may be hoping for a big push from Hispanic audiences as the film stars Jaime Reyes, a Mexican-American teenager who gets powers from an alien beetle. But so far, the data doesn’t look encouraging: Blue Beetle can’t do better than Shazam 2 or The Flash, already considered a big disappointment at the DC box office. The film is directed by Angel Manuel Soto and stars Xolo Mariduena, Isabela Merced and Michael Peña.