Margot Robbie, the renowned Hollywood actress, is in for a massive payday of $77 million for her highly successful movie, Barbie. The movie, which is based on the famous Mattel doll, has generated an astonishing sum of AU$1.848 billion (US$1.18 billion) globally at the box office and received critical acclaim for Robbie’s role in its success. Pop culture blogger Meghan O’Keefe has credited Robbie for the film’s popularity, stating that it would not have been as good, unique, or well-received without her vision. Robbie not only produced the movie but also played a significant role in hiring the talented director Greta Gerwig, who contributed to the film’s success.
The talented and famous Margot Robbie is going to receive a staggering $77 million for her upcoming blockbuster movie, Barbie.
The Barbie movie, which has become a huge success, has earned an incredible AU$1.848 billion (US$1.18 billion) at the global box office. The film’s success is due to its unique female-led energy, which was unexpected by the studios when they first began developing the movie. Although talks about a Barbie movie had been ongoing since 2009, it wasn’t until 2019 when Margot Robbie and her production company, Lucky Chap Entertainment, teamed up with Warner Bros. and enlisted the help of writer-director Greta Gerwig that the project finally took off. Gerwig, known for her work on indie films like Greenberg (2009) and Frances Ha (2012), co-wrote these films with her partner Noah Baumbach. Her subsequent films Lady Bird (2017), and Little Women (2019), have garnered her Oscar nominations.
Robbie played a significant role in the production of the movie, not only by being the producer but also by recruiting the gifted Greta Gerwig, who is famously recognized for her work on Little Women.
Barbie’s unique and empowering female energy, which contributed to its immense popularity, was not what the studios had initially expected for the movie. Margot Robbie, who co-wrote Barbie with Baumbach and Gerwig, had the freedom to cast anyone for the titular role, but when asked, Gerwig chose Robbie herself. In an interview with Collider, Robbie shared that she convinced executives to give the green light to the project by pointing out that when big ideas are matched with visionary directors, success follows. According to a recent report by Variety, Barbie is the second highest grossing film in Warner Bros.’ history, just behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and is also the highest-grossing film directed by a woman.