Barbie’s actress Margot Robbie may earn USD 50 million in salary, box office bonuses

Actress Margot Robiie. Margot Robbie plays Barbie in the top grossing movie released on the same day as Oppenheimer. Photo courtesy: Barbie Movie Official Instagram page.

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IBNS: Actress Margot Robbie, whose Barbie is setting new records globally, is expected to make roughly $50 million in salary and box office bonuses for the neon-coloured movie.

The movie, which was released on July 21 in a direct Box Office clash with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, is also produced by Robbie.

“Barbie” director and co-writer Greta Gerwig will also likely receive bonuses because of the film’s outsized success, Variety reported.

“Barbie” has earned an astonishing $526.3 million at the domestic box office since it opened a month ago, as well as $657.6 million at the international box office, the magazine reported.

Barbie is currently the second highest-grossing release in the history of Warner Bros.

It is just behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”

Based on the Barbie fashion dolls by Mattel, it is the first live-action Barbie film after numerous computer-animated films and specials.

The film follows Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) on a journey of self-discovery following an existential crisis.