Margot Robbie Stands Firm on 'Barbie' Release Date Amid 'Oppenheimer' Producer's Plea
Margot Robbie refused to move Barbie‘s release date for Oppenheimer, thus ensuring that fans could enjoy the full Barbenheimer experience.
Robbie, 33, told Cillian Murphy in the Tuesday, December 5, episode of Variety‘s 'Actors on Actors' series that she was not willing to use her power as an executive producer to appease Roven, who was a producer on her Suicide Squad films.
Robbie, who played the iconic doll in the movie, believes the films complemented each other, saying, 'I think this is a really great pairing, actually. It’s a perfect double billing, Oppenheimer and Barbie.'
Barbie, a comedy about the doll having an existential crisis, and Oppenheimer, a drama about the creation of the atomic bomb, both opened on July 21 to much success.
Ultimately, Barbie was the bigger box-office draw, earning over $1.4 billion and becoming the biggest movie of the year. Oppenheimer didn’t break the billion-dollar mark, but it still pulled in an impressive $950 million worldwide.
Barbie will start streaming on Max Friday, December 15. A streaming release date hasn’t been set yet for Oppenheimer.