Barbenheimer—the Finale? Studios, Theaters Prepare for Tentpole Havoc If Strikes Last Into Fall

Cinema owners worry about potential release calendar changes amid unresolved labor issues in Hollywood.

Domestic box office revenue reaches $311.1 million during July 21-23, the fourth-biggest weekend ever.

"Barbie" directed by Greta Gerwig opens to an impressive $162 million.

Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" surprises with $82.4 million, surpassing expectations for a three-hour biographical drama.

Both movies achieve historical milestones: "Barbie" crosses $100 million, and "Oppenheimer" exceeds $50 million on opening weekend.

The success of these films brings much-needed enthusiasm to Hollywood and theater owners.

Exceptional box office performance acts as a shot of adrenaline for the industry.

Uncertainty looms as studios and theater owners grapple with potential labor issues' impact on future releases.


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