Hollywood blockbuster “Barbie” hit theatres in Japan on Friday, the place “Barbenheimer” memes linking the doll-themed movie with the atomic bomb triggered a stir and made distributor Warner Bros (WBD.O) apologise forward of the discharge.
Tickets for “Barbie”, starring Margot Robbie within the title function, however bought quick in Japan as followers flocked to the theatrical launch, timed to coincide with a nationwide vacation marking the primary day of Japan’s prolonged summer season vacation week.
“The pink world of Barbie was absolutely beautiful,” mentioned Misaki Suzuki, 29-year-old nail salon employee, after watching the movie at a Tokyo cinema.
“Barbie” has topped $1 billion in international field workplace since its July 21 debut, making author and director Greta Gerwig the primary feminine filmmaker to surpass that benchmark as a solo director. The success of the fantasy-comedy was additional boosted by the coupling with “Oppenheimer”, the biopic chronicling the creation of the atomic bomb throughout World War Two that opened on the identical weekend.
But the “Barbenheimer” combo sparked a backlash in Japan, because the nation earlier this month marked the memorials of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 78 years in the past.
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