August 15, 2023

Film & TV

Margot Robbie's payday hits $50M thanks to Barbies billion-dollar success

Barbie surpasses $1B worldwide, claims highest-grossing solo woman-directed movie

By Betty Cruise August 15, 2023
Barbie star Margot Robbie secures staggering $50M payday.
'Barbie' star Margot Robbie secures staggering $50M payday.

Margot Robbie is poised to bank a colossal $50 million in combined salary and bonuses from her remarkable performance in the mega-hit Barbie movie. 

The film's international box office earnings have soared beyond the awe-inspiring $1 billion mark, propelling Robbie's compensation to stratospheric heights.

Margot Robbie not only starred in the movie but also took on the role of producer through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. 

The venture, founded by Robbie in collaboration with her husband Tom Ackerley and friends Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr back in 2014, has previously been associated with successful productions like Promising Young Woman,Birds of Prey, and the series Maid.

With the film's global box office haul soaring to an impressive $1.18 billion, solidifying its place among the elite billion-dollar club. 

Bonuses are on the horizon for Gerwig, marking a momentous occasion for both her career and the movie industry at large.

Barbie and Gerwig have etched their names in history as the first-ever woman-led collaboration to cross the billion-dollar threshold in global box office earnings.

The silver screen sensation continues as the beloved Mattel character comes to life in the wildly successful Barbie film, co-written by Greta Gerwig alongside her husband Noah Baumbach. 

The movie's global journey reached yet another milestone, amassing an additional $127 million in international ticket sales. 

This achievement propelled the film's overall worldwide earnings to an impressive $1.03 billion,

The movie's triumphant ascent began with an extraordinary series of weeks at the box office, overtaking 2017's Wonder Woman, which had previously held the second spot on the list with a global earning of $821.8 million.