Greta Gerwig is making history with Barbie, and just three weeks after its release, it broke box office records. The director became the first woman in history to surpass one billion dollars in worldwide ticket sales.
Greta left behind Patty Jenkins, who directed Wonder Woman, which grossed 821.8 million dollars. Since its release, Barbie, starring Margot Robbie, has managed to position itself as the favorite of many people, but also the most hated.
The director’s feminine discourse has also made many men uncomfortable by exposing their fragile masculinity. In addition, Greta Gerwig‘s film is Warner Bros.’s highest-grossing film. It overtook Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which reached 770 million dollars last year.
Nobody imagined that a movie based on the famous Mattel doll would achieve so much, as it was competing with other expected releases such as Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Fast and Furious X, and even Oppenheimer, which came out on the same day.
Other Outstanding Female Directors
In addition to Greta, other female directors have demonstrated that female talent also stands out in the film. Among them is Jennifer Lee, with Frozen; Anna Bode, with Captain Marvel; Patty Jenkins, with Wonder Woman; and the Wachowski sisters, with the Matrix saga (from 1999 to 2003).
There is no doubt that the world is made to squander talent, and what better way to allow a sector that for a long time was not valued?
This story was written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva