The sensation of the summer –and of the year–, the record breaker, Barbie of the co-writer and director Greta Gerwigthe protagonist and producer Margot Robbieand the study Warner Bros. revealed that next month it will be released in format IMAX.
He release on IMAX screens will be under limited release with a duration of one week from September 22, 2023. The novelties do not end there. Audiences will be able to enjoy a post-credits scene never seen in IMAX screenings. The version shown in theaters right now does not include this scene.
Gerwig explains in a press release (via EW):
“The worldwide enthusiasm for Barbie has been overwhelming, humbling and deeply moving. So many Barbie fans have embarked on this journey with us and we can’t thank them enough for supporting the film and sharing their Barbie experience in theaters, on social media and in the world”.
“We made Barbie for the big screen, so it’s exciting to bring her to IMAX, the biggest screen ever. And as a special thanks to Barbie fans, we’re excited to share some more of the incredible work of our cast and crew. adding new special footage that we hope audiences will enjoy.”
Jeff Goldstein, WB president of domestic distribution, and Andrew Cripps, president of international distribution, add:
“If anything was missing from Barbie’s winning strategy, it was being able to bring Greta’s singular vision to premium IMAX screens in the super-competitive summer racer. That Barbie continues to draw packed audiences around the world heading into its sixth weekend of release speaks volumes about the quality of the film and the enthusiasm audiences have for the story.”
Barbie It is already close to reaching $1,300 million in the world box office. It is the only film directed by a female director (solo) to have exceeded one billion. Barbie’s most recent record is having exceeded the domestic total of The Super Mario Bros Movieto be crowned the highest-grossing film of 2023.
Gerwig previously directed the critically acclaimed Lady Bird (2017), with which she made her directorial debut and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay, and Little Women (2019), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Barbie was co-written by Gerwig and his partner, Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Meyerowitz Stories, Greenberg). Robbie stars in and produces the feature film.
Robbie and Ryan Gosling star in the film as stereotypical versions of Barbie and Ken, who leave Dreamhouse and Barbie Land behind on a quest for self-discovery in the real world.
Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.