Headlines From China: ‘Barbie’ Gains Foothold, Crosses $25M

China Box Office: ‘Barbie’ Gains Foothold, Crosses $25M

Barbie opened to $8 million in China last weekend, claiming fifth place amid tough competition from local hits Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of StormsChang An and Never Say Never. Unlike other recent Hollywood releases, Greta Gerwig’s had excellent scores on China’s most respected movie apps when it opened, earning 9.4 on Maoyan, 9.3 on Tao Piao Piao and 8.6 on Douban. Read more The Hollywood Reporter

Oppenheimer’s IMAX Run Extended Due to Record-Breaking Numbers

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is extending its exclusive run in IMAX. The 3-hour, R-rated epic about the creation of the atomic bomb opened opposite box office behemoth Barbie on July 21st and helped fuel the company’s fourth-best weekend ever, according to IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond. Read more Comic Book