Gran Turismo Passes Barbie for the Top Spot at the Domestic Box Office

In an incredibly tight race, Gran Turismo narrowly edged out Barbie for the top spot at the domestic box office, $17.3 million to $17.1M, per Deadline. Granted, the racing drama benefited from advanced previews, but it takes the podium for now.

In an incredibly tight race, Gran Turismo narrowly edged out Barbie for the top spot at the domestic box office, $17.3 million to $17.1M, per Deadline. Granted, the racing drama benefited from advanced previews, but it takes the podium for now.

The Neill Blomkamp-directed pic comes in at the lower end of video game adaptations, about on par with 2002’s Resident Evil and a few million shy of Pokemon: The Movie 2000 ($19.5M). Turismo cost $60M to produce, so the opening weekend number isn’t too bad — at least it did better than Blomkamp’s Chappie ($13.3M) and Demonic ($40K).

Barbie, meanwhile, surpassed The Super Mario Bros. Movie ($574M) to become the highest-grossing film of 2023 domestically and should take the top worldwide slot shortly. As it stands, the Margot Robbie/Ryan Gosling comedy has earned $1.340B worldwide.

This summer’s other big hit, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, shot past $300M domestically and has accrued a massive $777M worldwide. These films just won’t quit!

Coming in at No. 3 was the superhero pic Blue Beetle, which dipped 49% in its sophomore frame to raise its domestic cume to $46.3M. Worldwide, it has made $81.8M.

This week sees the release of Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer 3. It’ll be interesting to see how high this one flies, considering the first two opened north of $30M.

Box Office Results:

  1. Gran Turismo (Sony) 3,856 theaters, Fri $8.65M (includes $5.3M previews) Sat $4.2M Sun $4.45M 3-day $17.3M/Wk 1
  2. Barbie (WB) 3,736 (-267) theaters, Fri $4M (-37%) Sat $5.35M Sun $7.75M 3-day $17.1M (-19%)/Total $594.8M/Wk 6
  3. Blue Beetle (WB) 3,871 theaters, Fri $2.6M (-74%), Sat $4.1M Sun $2.28M 3-day $12.7M (-49%)/Total $46.3M/Wk 2
  4. Oppenheimer (Uni) 2,872 (-449) theaters Fri $2.28M (-25%),Sat $3.2M Sun $3.45M 3-day $9M (-16%)/Total $300M/Wk 6
  5. TMNT: Mutant Mayhem (Par) 3,145 (-332) theaters Fri $1.53M (-35%) Sat $2.4M Sun $2.16M 3-day $6.1M (-29%), Total $98.1M/Wk 4
  6. Meg 2: The Trench (WB) 2,932 (-470) theaters Fri $1M (-43%) Sat $1.76M Sun $2.28M 3-day $5.1M (-25%)/Total $74.4M/ Wk 4
  7. Strays (Uni) 3,232 (+9) theaters, Fri $1.16M (-66%) Sat $1.66M Sun $1.83M 3-day $4.65M (-44%)/Total $16.1M/ Wk 2
  8. Retribution (Road) 1,750 theaters, Fri $1.29M Sat $1.08M Sun $975K 3-day $3.348M/Wk 1
  9. Talk to Me (A24) 1,789 (-x) theaters Fri $971K Sat $1.26M Sun $890K 3-day $3.12M (-38%) Total $37.3M/Wk 4
  10. The Hill (Briar) 1,570 theaters Fri $805K Sat $830K Sun $880K 3-day $2.515MWk 1