“Barbie” directed by Greta Garwig is definitely the biggest hit this summer. The film grossed over $550 million in the United States alone and over $1.2 billion globally. There is one country where production fails financially. We reveal what country it is.
“Barbie” is the second (after “Super Mario Bros. Film”) the highest-grossing film of the year. It has already earned over $1.2 billion. Why is it a flop in this one country?
Although “Barbie” is a film set in the world of the well-known Barbie doll, it is far from the candy overtones of this universe. After all, this is a film about a doll that had to become a human. It is also a kind of mirror on our society, which strives so much for the perfect image that it forgets that what is human is as beautiful, and even more beautiful than photos of influencers on Instagram. Despite the serious tone of the subject matter, the film stays true to the Barbie aesthetic and portrays everything dressed in comedy. No wonder it attracts huge crowds to the cinema.
Barbie’s earnings figures for August 19, which can be found online, indicate that just a month after its theatrical release, the film has already grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and over half a billion dollars in the United States. There is one country where film has low earnings. The film is a financial flop in South Korea. While this may surprise some, it was to be expected. “Barbie” has a strong feminist overtone, and feminism is considered a kind of rebellion in South Korea. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol once described the movement as a tool that seeks to criminalize men and their attitudes.
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