Tuesday, 22 August 2023
Margot Robbie is being richly rewarded for her pivotal role in bringing Barbie to the big screen. The star and producer behind the biggest hit of the year could earn around $50 million in salary and box office bonus, reports Variety.
Barbie director and co-writer Greta Gerwig is also expected to receive a bonus due to the film’s massive success.
Since its release a month ago, Barbie has grossed an impressive $526.3 million at the US box office, as well as $657.6 million at the international box office.
That equates to $1.18 billion globally, and that figure should keep rising as Barbie continues to top the box office charts.
The film is now the second highest-grossing release in Warner Bros. history behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
It is also the highest-grossing film of all time by a female director, surpassing the previous record holder, Frozen II, which was co-directed by Jennifer Lee.
In addition to bringing the popular children’s toy to life, Robbie produced the film through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which she founded in 2014 with her now-husband, Tom Ackerley, and their friends Josie McNamara and Sophia Kerr .
The company’s goal was to tell women’s stories on screen and support female creators behind the scenes.
Her list of projects includes the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman, the superhero sequel Birds of Prey, and the Netflix series Made.
Robbie has been nominated for two Academy Awards for her performances in I, Tonya and Bombshell. He first came to prominence with Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and had commercial success with Suicide Squad and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
But none of those films have come close to reaching the great heights of Barbie at the box office, becoming one of the biggest blockbusters in film history.
Margot Ellise Robbie (Dalby, July 2, 1990) is an Australian actress and film producer. Raised on a farm, Robbie had to work from an early age to support his family after his father abandoned him. As a child, he had always shown an interest in acting, and at the age of 17, he moved to Melbourne in search of opportunities.
After making brief appearances in a few series and films, Robbie rose to prominence in her home country playing Donna Friedman on the television series Neighbours, for which she recorded 311 episodes and was nominated for two Logie Awards. After his departure, he moved to the United States, where he multiplied his success.
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