'barbie' tops nigerian box office with ₦66 million in first week of release

‘Barbie’ tops Nigerian box office with ₦66 million in first week of release

Barbie, a 2023 comedy American film, topped the Nigerian box office with ₦66 million in the first week of release. Barbie was released on 21 July, 2023. It closed its first week of release with ₦66 million.

Barbie is also currently showing in 66 locations across Nigeria. Barbie has also witnessed some online trends in the country.

Despite Barbie being a trending topic online, the film failed to reach Mission Impossible’s first week debut of ₦78 million. Yoruba epic, Òrìṣà, became the biggest Nollywood opening in 2023 so far with ₦40 million in ticket sales. Oppenheimer earned around ₦26 million in the first week of release in Nigeria.

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The film is about Barbie and Ken. In this story, the duo are having the best time of their lives in Barbie Land. However, when they go to the real world, they discover the joys and perils of living among humans. It is directed by Greta Gerwig. Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Robbie Brenner, David Heyman, Laurence Mark, and Amy Pascal are the producers of the film. It is distributed by Warner Bros. and Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on Barbie by Mattel. 

Cast of Barbie

  • Margot Robbie as Barbie
  • Ryan Gosling as Ken
  • Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel
  • Michael Cera as Allan
  • Emerald Fennell as Midge
  • Dua Lipa as the Mermaid Barbies
  • Issa Rae as President Barbie
  • Jamie Demetriou as a Mattel employee
  • Dame Helen Mirren as The Narrator
  • Connor Swindells as Aaron Dinkins
  • Emma Mackey as Physicist Barbie
  • Alexandra Shipp as Writer Barbie
  • Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie
  • John Cena as Merman Ken
  • America Ferrera as Gloria
  • Ariana Greenblatt as Sasha
  • Rhea Perlman as Ruth Handler
  • Ann Roth as an older lady