Margot Robbie, a renowned Hollywood actress, is anticipated to receive an impressive sum of $77 million for her blockbuster movie, Barbie. The film has been a massive hit, generating an astounding AU$1.848 billion (US$1.18 billion) in box office revenue worldwide. Critics have acknowledged the 33-year-old star’s exceptional contribution to the success of the comedy, which is based on the iconic Mattel doll. Pop culture blogger, Meghan O’Keefe, asserts that Robbie deserves recognition for the film’s popularity and uniqueness, as she not only produced it but also hired the talented Greta Gerwig, aged 40, to direct it.
Margot Robbie, the well-known Hollywood actress, is expected to receive a significant sum of $77 million for her role in the highly successful Barbie movie.
The comedy film based on the popular Mattel doll has exceeded expectations and earned a staggering AU$1.848billion (US$1.18billion) in global box office sales. The movie’s unique and empowering female-driven energy was unexpected, as previous attempts to create a Barbie film had stalled over the years despite the interest of stars like Anne Hathaway and Amy Schumer. In 2019, Margot Robbie and her production company Lucky Chap Entertainment took on the project and convinced Warner Bros. to hire writer and director Greta Gerwig. Gerwig is best known for her work on indie films like Greenberg (2009) and Frances Ha (2012), which she co-wrote with her partner Noah Baumbach. Her critically acclaimed films Lady Bird (2017) and Little Women (2019), which starred Saoirse Ronan, also earned her Oscar nominations.
Robbie was responsible for both creating the movie and enlisting the skills of the gifted Greta Gerwig, renowned for her work on Little Women.
The success of Barbie as a movie has surprised many, as the film’s quirky female energy was unexpected by the studios. Margot Robbie, who starred in and produced the film, was given free rein to choose the lead actress for the role of Barbie by co-writer Greta Gerwig. Robbie revealed in an interview with Collider that she convinced the executives to give the project the green light by citing examples of how visionary directors paired with big ideas have prospered in the past. According to industry trade paper Variety, Barbie is now the second highest grossing film in the history of Warner Bros., trailing only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Notably, it is also the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman.