The most effective social media reactions from the Barbie opening weekend

H elped by a ubiquitous promoting marketing campaign and a depressing weekend of climate – particularly in London – Barbie was a smash on its opening weekend within the worldwide field workplace.

Having had its European premiere within the capital, the movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling – as Barbie and Ken – is now being proven nostril to tail in cinemas. And the early indicators are that followers are flocking to it.

Greta Gerwig made historical past with the $155 million made in North America, the most important ever opening weekend for a feminine director. The UK figures haven’t but been launched however are more likely to inform an identical story.

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Barbie was pitted in opposition to Christopher Nolan’s gritty opus Oppenheimer for his or her opening weekend for a field workplace battle often called #Barbenheimer. The 2 contrasting movie reportedly impressed droves to go to their multiplex – with some, together with the Commonplace’s Tom Davidson, courageous sufficient to strive each in at some point.

Because the Commonplace reported, it’s the first time that one film opened to greater than 100 million {dollars} (£78 million) and one other film opened to greater than 80 million {dollars} in the identical weekend.

London was awash with folks wearing pink as movie followers obtained within the temper, and even outlets reminiscent of Selfridges took to the spirit.

And followers have been loving the movie – which critics have additionally been handing out reward for – our personal Charlotte O’Sullivan giving it the complete 5 stars.

Listed below are a number of the finest reactions to Barbiemania on social media.

Barbie watches Barbie

The official account of the doll posted a clip of two Barbie dolls watching the movie as an emotionally accessible Ken sobs alongside.

Barbie ‘vote’ eases the ache

After seeing his authorities lose two by-elections, Rishi Sunak took his thoughts off politics by taking his household to the cinema. Whether or not or not the prime minister would have most popular to have seen Oppenheimer, he went with the bulk opinion of his spouse and two younger daughters as they dressed up in pink for the event.

“The household vote was solely ever going a method…” he tweeted.

Black versus pink? There is just one winner

The Barbie versus Oppenheimer battle pitted black in opposition to pink, which left the group Blackpink within the center. However the girlband’s rapper Lisa was on staff Barbie.

College of Ken?

As Ryan Gosling stored saying in interviews, Ken’s world is “simply the seaside” however maybe in a spin-off movie, Barbie’s accent/boyfriend might go to school.

If he did determine to additional his schooling – he might do worse than attending Canterbury’s College of Kent or is that College of Ken?

Tears for a remaining scene

Some cinema-goers have been struggling to maintain a dry eye all through the movie.

DaniAL tweeted: “The way it feels wish to be crying on the ending of Barbie and be hit with that closing line and credit score scene”.

And Kenzie XCX additionally had a second watching the movie.

She tweeted: “I cried a lot watching #BarbieTheMovie by no means has a studio movie so expertly explored the burden ladies carry in on a regular basis life (in any position of their lives!) as a mom, a working lady, a girl (!!) i had a mini breakdown. this barbie is gloomy however so grateful for this movie.”

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