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"Barbie" Film Set to Stream on Max: A Glittering Success in Theaters and Now Online

LOS ANGELES - JUL 09: Margot Robbie arrives for ‘Barbie’ World Premiere on July 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA (DFREE / Shutterstock)

LOS ANGELES - JUL 09: Margot Robbie arrives for ‘Barbie’ World Premiere on July 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA (DFREE / Shutterstock)

The much-anticipated "Barbie" film, directed by Greta Gerwig, is set to make its streaming debut on Max on December 15, following its successful theatrical release on July 21. This sparkling pink fantasy comedy has not only captivated audiences in theaters but is now poised to charm viewers in the comfort of their homes.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Barbie" will be available for streaming on Max from December 15.
  • The film has grossed over $1.4 billion globally, becoming Warner Bros.' highest-grossing movie.
  • It stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, with a star-studded supporting cast.
  • The film's soundtrack features hits vying for Oscar recognition.
  • An American Sign Language version will also be available on Max.
  • "Barbie" was produced by Margot Robbie's company, LuckyChap.

A Box Office Triumph

"Barbie" has achieved remarkable success, earning over $1.4 billion globally and securing its place as Warner Bros.' highest-grossing film in history. The film's journey from Barbieland to the real world, led by Margot Robbie's Stereotypical Barbie and Ryan Gosling's Ken, has resonated with audiences worldwide.

Star-Studded Cast and Soundtrack

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Michael Cera, and Issa Rae. Its soundtrack, featuring songs like Dua Lipa's "Dance the Night," Billie Eilish's "What Was I Made For?" and Ryan Gosling's "I'm Just Ken," has been a hit, with all three songs contending for Oscar recognition.

Inclusivity in Streaming

In a move to embrace inclusivity, Max will also offer an American Sign Language version of "Barbie," produced with input from the Deaf community and featuring ASL performer Leila Hanaumi. This version will be distinctly available in-app, identified by its key art with the sign language symbol.

Behind the Scenes

"Barbie" was produced by Margot Robbie through her production company, LuckyChap. Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach, expressed her initial apprehensions about taking on this big-budget production. In a recent panel, Gerwig shared her desire for the film's success to pave the way for future female directors.

The Cultural Impact

Gerwig also reflected on the unexpected cultural impact of "Barbie," noting the spontaneous trend of wearing pink to screenings. She observed that this phenomenon seemed to fulfill a communal need, highlighting the film's unique connection with its audience.

Conclusion

As "Barbie" transitions from the big screen to streaming, it continues to showcase its appeal across different platforms. Its success story is a testament to the power of creative storytelling, star power, and the ability to connect with a diverse audience. With its streaming release, "Barbie" is set to expand its reach, continuing to enchant viewers with its blend of fantasy, comedy, and real-world insights.

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