Barbenheimer: Why not both in the conflict between the bomb and the bombshell?
When Christopher Nolan’s nuclear drama “Oppenheimer” and Greta Gerwig’s vibrant comedy “Barbie” arrive in theatres on July 21, many moviegoers are choosing to see both films on the same day.
AMC Theatres, the largest movie theatre chain in the world, reports that more than 20,000 AMC Stubs members have bought tickets to see “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on the same day with two weeks till the big day. Following the July 12 launch of Cruise’s upcoming spy thriller sequel Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which will play opposite both movies afterward, news of fans scheduling same-day viewings of Barbie and Oppenheimer surfaced. While urging audiences to support the best films this summer, Cruise just purchased tickets to both movies. He also revealed he intends to watch Oppenheimer before seeing Barbie.
Barbenheimer Fans are eager to watch both Barbie and Oppenheimer together
According to Elizabeth Frank, executive VP of worldwide programming and chief content officer at AMC Theatres, “more than 20,000 moviegoers have already made plans and purchased tickets to see Barbie and Oppenheimer on the same day is a great sign that the growing online conversation about seeing both of these incredible films is turning into ticket sales.” “Equally intriguing, this may only be the beginning with 10 days before these films’ premieres.
Frank noted that during the previous three days, there had been a 33% rise in the number of visitors preferring to make a same-day double feature at the theatre chain.
Who wins the battle Barbie Vs Oppenheimer between fans?
According to CBR, Barbie and Oppenheimer are diametrically opposed films; the former is a fantasy comedy based on Mattel’s well-known fashion doll, while the latter is a gripping biographical drama tracing the namesake theoretical scientist’s involvement in developing the first atomic bomb. Both have generated a great deal of anticipation before to their launches and sparked fan disputes on social media. Matt Damon, who plays Oppenheimer, responded to the online uproar by pleading with viewers to see both movies and appreciate them.
Barbie easily outperforms Oppenheimer at the American box office, according to early estimates. While Oppenheimer, Barbie’s competition, has already been considered as a possible contender for major accolades, with Nolan recently revealing how strongly Oppenheimer has connected with viewers, Barbie has garnered great early reviews for its funny yet emotionally meaningful content.
Along with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, John Cena, Dua Lipa, and Simu Liu, Barbie stars Ryan Gosling and the titular doll. Oppenheimer also stars Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, and Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer.
On July 21, Barbie and Oppenheimer premieres in cinemas.