Twitter is the hub of everything, even the gossip of the ongoing craze of “Barbenheimer.” Filmmakers from all over the universe are planning a “Barbenheimer” weekend. Recently, a twitter snapshot of Quentin Tarantino was shared in which he was spotted in Los Angeles with Roger Avary, his “Pulp Fiction” co-writer and co-host on the pair’s Video Archives Podcast.The caption of the picture stated that Tarantino walked across the street after seeing “Oppenheimer” to buy tickets for “Barbie,” going from the Westwood Village to the Regency Bruin Theatre. With Greta Gerwig’s utopian ‘Barbie’ and Christopher Nolan’s dystopian biography ‘Oppenheimer’ both opening on the same day, moviegoers are flocking to theaters to catch both films.
The irony stems from Bruin appearing in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” in a scene where Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) buys a ticket to sit among strangers and see a comedy in which she acts. Tarantino’s moviegoing experience follows the same pattern, as “Barbie” features Robbie as performing the role of Barbie. The Video Archive Podcast tweeted, “Yes, our boys were out last night doing what they loved to do the most together, seeing movies”
Tarantino does not appear to have a Twitter account; nonetheless, the fellow moviegoer, Roger Avary,tweeted about his experience of watching Barbie.“The Barbie showing in Westwood last night had such an amazing audience, literally cheering the movie. Many of them were larping. I haven’t seen that in a while, and it was awesome.”At the box office, ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ have strengthened each other rather than competing for the same audience.” The healthy competition of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” resulted in the booming of cinema. “This is an unequivocally great weekend for moviegoing,” says David A. Gross, from the film consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research.
Gerwig’s fantastic Mattel Barbie doll-based comedy film grossed $155 million in its first weekend and a total of $337 million worldwide. Instead of being thrown under the rug, Christopher Nolan’s film defied expectations and impressed the brilliantly minded audience. “Oppenheimer” grossed $80.5 million in its first weekend and a total of $174 million worldwide.