Blue Beetle Expected to Beat Barbie at Opening Weekend Box Office

Blue Beetle is expected to beat Barbie during its opening weekend box office.

Blue Beetle is expected to beat Barbie during its opening weekend box office.

The upcoming DC superhero movie features Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, a recent college graduate who becomes a superhero. The film opens on August 18, 2023, and is expected to overtake Barbie at the box office. For context, the Margot Robbie-led comedy movie is entering its fifth weekend in theaters and has been at the top of the domestic box office sales for four consecutive weekends.

Blue Beetle box office

Blue Beetle is projected to earn $25 to 32 million in its opening weekend, which would overtake Barbie’s projected $17 to 20 million. Barbie’s box office has been a massive success, becoming Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing domestic release of all time, recently passing The Dark Knight.

The film stars Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, with a supporting cast including Susan Sarandon, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, and Becky G.

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“After Jaime Reyes graduates from college and returns to his hometown Palmera City, he is chosen to become a symbiotic host to the Scarab, an ancient alien biotechnological relic that grants him a powerful exoskeleton armor, turning him into the superhero Blue Beetle,” reads the official synopsis.

Check out our review for Blue Beetle here!