new movie "Barbie" is the biggest film of year in the USA. It has broken several box office records. One of these is for making most money for non-superhero movie. Movie-goers in the USA paid total of $162 million in movie's opening weekend. Ticket sales worldwide were over $356 million. The film also made the most money for movie made by female director. "Barbie" was directed by Greta Gerwig, who also worked on indie films "Lady Bird" and "Little Women". Gerwig also co-wrote "Barbie". It is likely that there will be sequels to the movie, so fans should get ready for "Barbie 2" and "Barbie 3". There may also be spin-off that focuses on Barbie's friend Ken.
Ms Gerwig's movie is about Barbie fashion doll, made by American toy company Mattel. The toy was created by American businesswoman Ruth Handler and launched in 1959. It has become one of best-selling toys ever made. Over billion Barbie dolls have been made worldwide. Since 1980s, Barbie has been the star of video games, animated movies and TV series. In Gerwig's film, Barbie unexpectedly leaves her near-perfect animated world of Barbieland to live in human world. Movie experts say it is refreshing that "Barbie" is such original movie. People may be getting tired of superhero films. critic said "Barbie" was a funny, entertaining and feminist movie.