BARBIE is Now The Most Popular Film in Letterboxd — GeekTyrant

Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s Barbie continues to flourish as it is now the most popular movie on Letterboxd, surpassing Bong Joon-Ho‘s incredible film Parasite and David Fincher‘s classic movie Fight Club. That’s pretty wild!

So, how does Letterboxd calculate a film’s popularity? They look at how many times a film has been listed, viewed, reviewed, or watched, in the most recent amount of time.

I mean, what can you say? Barbie just dominated everything, and audiences loved what it delivered! It’s pretty incredible because no one, not even the studio or the film’s creative team thought that it would be as epic of a success as it was.

I’m sure one day we will get a sequel because Warner Bros. wants another billion-dollar hit! But, I don’t think it’s something they should rush. It’s not easy to recapture that kind of movie magic or success. Robbie previously said of a sequel:

“I think we put everything into this one. We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something. It was like Greta put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”

She went on to talk about her biggest takeaway from making and releasing the first Barbie film, saying:

“I’d say the biggest takeaway for me is that original films can still hit huge at the box office. It doesn’t have to be a sequel or a prequel or a remake. It can be totally original. It can still be big, given the big budget to do that. And just because there’s a female lead doesn’t mean it’s not going to hit all four quadrants, which is, I think, a misconception that a lot of people still have. So it’s really important that Barbie did well. As much as it is nice, it’s also really important that it does well so people can also, in the future, have big original ideas and be given the budget to execute them properly.”

It will be interesting to see where the franchise goes from here and what kind of story they will tell when they do end up moving forward with a sequel.

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