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