Margot Robbie will earn jaw-dropping salary for her lead role in 'Barbie'

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Margot Robbie's summer of 2023 just keeps getting bigger and better. As does her bank account.

The Australian superstar, who stars in the lead role and also serves as producer of Greta Gerwig's barnstorming pink blockbuster Barbie, is set to net an eye-watering $50 million in salary and box office bonuses, three individuals with knowledge of her deal have revealed.

Variety are reporting that director and co-writer Gerwig is also set to receive some pretty hefty bonuses herself, as Barbie continues to rule box offices worldwide.

At the domestic box office, Barbie has already taken in an astonishing $526.3 million, while across the globe it has raked in $1.18 billion. And it's only continuing to make more and more money, with its stars reaping the benefits.

Check out the trailer for Barbie: 

The movie is now the second highest-grossing release in the history of Warner Bros., behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part Two. It is also the highest-grossing film from a female director, overtaking Jennifer Lee, who co-directed Frozen II.

As well as playing the titular Mattel icon, Robbie produced the film through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, founded in 2014 with her husband Tom Ackerley and friends Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. The company was founded with the goal of supporting women creators behind the scenes and telling women's stories on screens.

LuckChap Entertainment already has Oscar-nominated project Promising Young Woman and DC Comics blockbuster Birds of Prey to its name and now, with a record-breaking phenomenon like Barbie, will likely have plenty more major titles in its future.

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Robbie, meanwhile, currently has two Academy Award nominations to her name, stemming from her incredible performances in I,Tonya and Bombshell. Her glittering résumé is crammed with monumental hits, including her breakthrough role in Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Suicide Squad.

Barbie has been praised by reviewers and moviegoers as it brings to life the beloved doll in a delightful and empowering animated adventure that enchanted audiences of all ages. However, many women are also saying that they deeply reconsidered their relationships after seeing the film.

Watch below: 

For the six people around the world who haven't watched the movie, Barbie is the resident of Barbieland who travels to the real world, only to find out that it’s not the feminist utopia she believed it was. Along for the ride is Ryan Gosling's Ken, who decides to corrupt their vibrant home with the harmful ideals of modern patriarchy.

Due to the message of the flick, women are being urged by TikTok users to break up with their boyfriends if they do not understand the feminism and patriarchy theme.

One person on TikTok - who goes by the handle @charlotteryckeboer - wrote: "Take your boyfriends to the Barbie movie and if they hate it, dump them."

Megan "The Fangirl," Gotham also said on the social media platform: "If you go see it with a guy who says, 'Ken did nothing wrong, patriarchy [is] good,’ then you need to get rid of him," adding, "[Director Greta Gerwig is] trying to save us all, through Barbie!"

Even on Reddit's subforum "Am I The A**hole," one anonymous user revealed that she took the female empowerment message to a whole new level as she ended her relationship with a man after watching the Barbie movie because of his views about women.

"He didn’t talk to me until we got in the car. He then told me that he was really offended by the movie and said that it was the kind of thing I should have watched with my girlfriends and not him." they wrote. "We have been having problems with his weird comments about women...maybe it was a long time coming but this was the straw that broke the camel’s back."

Featured Image Credit: Hanna Lassen / Getty

Margot Robbie will earn jaw-dropping salary for her lead role in 'Barbie'

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By VT

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Margot Robbie's summer of 2023 just keeps getting bigger and better. As does her bank account.

The Australian superstar, who stars in the lead role and also serves as producer of Greta Gerwig's barnstorming pink blockbuster Barbie, is set to net an eye-watering $50 million in salary and box office bonuses, three individuals with knowledge of her deal have revealed.

Variety are reporting that director and co-writer Gerwig is also set to receive some pretty hefty bonuses herself, as Barbie continues to rule box offices worldwide.

At the domestic box office, Barbie has already taken in an astonishing $526.3 million, while across the globe it has raked in $1.18 billion. And it's only continuing to make more and more money, with its stars reaping the benefits.

Check out the trailer for Barbie: 

The movie is now the second highest-grossing release in the history of Warner Bros., behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part Two. It is also the highest-grossing film from a female director, overtaking Jennifer Lee, who co-directed Frozen II.

As well as playing the titular Mattel icon, Robbie produced the film through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, founded in 2014 with her husband Tom Ackerley and friends Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. The company was founded with the goal of supporting women creators behind the scenes and telling women's stories on screens.

LuckChap Entertainment already has Oscar-nominated project Promising Young Woman and DC Comics blockbuster Birds of Prey to its name and now, with a record-breaking phenomenon like Barbie, will likely have plenty more major titles in its future.

size-full wp-image-1263223644
Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty

Robbie, meanwhile, currently has two Academy Award nominations to her name, stemming from her incredible performances in I,Tonya and Bombshell. Her glittering résumé is crammed with monumental hits, including her breakthrough role in Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Suicide Squad.

Barbie has been praised by reviewers and moviegoers as it brings to life the beloved doll in a delightful and empowering animated adventure that enchanted audiences of all ages. However, many women are also saying that they deeply reconsidered their relationships after seeing the film.

Watch below: 

For the six people around the world who haven't watched the movie, Barbie is the resident of Barbieland who travels to the real world, only to find out that it’s not the feminist utopia she believed it was. Along for the ride is Ryan Gosling's Ken, who decides to corrupt their vibrant home with the harmful ideals of modern patriarchy.

Due to the message of the flick, women are being urged by TikTok users to break up with their boyfriends if they do not understand the feminism and patriarchy theme.

One person on TikTok - who goes by the handle @charlotteryckeboer - wrote: "Take your boyfriends to the Barbie movie and if they hate it, dump them."

Megan "The Fangirl," Gotham also said on the social media platform: "If you go see it with a guy who says, 'Ken did nothing wrong, patriarchy [is] good,’ then you need to get rid of him," adding, "[Director Greta Gerwig is] trying to save us all, through Barbie!"

Even on Reddit's subforum "Am I The A**hole," one anonymous user revealed that she took the female empowerment message to a whole new level as she ended her relationship with a man after watching the Barbie movie because of his views about women.

"He didn’t talk to me until we got in the car. He then told me that he was really offended by the movie and said that it was the kind of thing I should have watched with my girlfriends and not him." they wrote. "We have been having problems with his weird comments about women...maybe it was a long time coming but this was the straw that broke the camel’s back."

Featured Image Credit: Hanna Lassen / Getty