Barbie Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


July 21, 2023
1hr 54min
Status: released

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Barbie Movie Details:

Based onBarbie by Mattel
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
GenreAdventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release DateJuly 9, 2023 (Shrine Auditorium)
July 21, 2023 (United States and United Kingdom)
OTT Release dateDecember 15, 2023
Running Time1hr 54min
Age ratingPG-13
CastMargot Robbie
Ryan Gosling
America Ferrera
Kate McKinnon
Issa Rae
Rhea Perlman
Will Ferrell
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Written byGreta Gerwig
Noah Baumbach
Produced byDavid Heyman
Margot Robbie
Tom Ackerley
Robbie Brenner
Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto
Edited by Nick Houy
Music byMark Ronson
Andrew Wyatt
Production CompanyHeyday Films
LuckyChap Entertainment
NB/GG Pictures
Mattel Films
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

Barbie Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Margot Robbie as Barbie, often referred to as “Stereotypical Barbie”
  • Main variations of Barbie played by:
    • Issa Rae as President Barbie
    • Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie
    • Alexandra Shipp as Writer Barbie
    • Emma Mackey as Physicist Barbie
    • Hari Nef as Dr. Barbie
    • Sharon Rooney as Lawyer Barbie
    • Ana Cruz Kayne as Judge Barbie
    • Ritu Arya as Journalist Barbie
    • Dua Lipa as Mermaid Barbie
    • Nicola Coughlan as Diplomat Barbie
  • Ryan Gosling as Ken, often referred to as “Beach Ken”
  • Main variations of Ken played by:
    • Simu Liu as Tourist Ken/”Rival Ken”
    • Kingsley Ben-Adir as Basketball Ken
    • Ncuti Gatwa as Artist Ken
    • Scott Evans as Stereotypical Ken
    • John Cena as Kenmaid, a merman Ken
  • America Ferrera as Gloria, a Mattel employee who helps Barbie in the real world
  • Ariana Greenblatt as Sasha, Gloria’s daughter
  • Rhea Perlman as Ruth Handler, a co-founder of Mattel
  • Helen Mirren as the narrator
  • Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel
  • Michael Cera as Allan
  • Connor Swindells as Aaron Dinkins, a low-level Mattel employee
  • Jamie Demetriou as the CFO of Mattel
  • Emerald Fennell as Midge
  • Asim Chaudhry as a Mattel warehouse employee
  • Ray Fearon as Dan at the FBI
  • Erica Ford as Skipper
  • Hannah Khalique-Brown as “Growing Up” Skipper
  • Mette Narrative as Barbie Video Girl
  • Marisa Abela as Teen Talk Barbie
  • Lucy Boynton as Proust Barbie
  • Rob Brydon as Sugar Daddy Ken
  • Tom Stourton as Earring Magic Ken
  • Ann Roth as the woman on the bench
  • Annie Mumolo as Anxiety Mom
  • Lauren Holt as Time Mom
  • Ryan Piers Williams as Gloria’s husband


To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place, unless someone is a Ken or having a full-on existential crisis.

Barbie Movie Box Office Collection:

Budget$128–145 million
Opening Day$162,022,044 (4,243 theaters)
Domestic Collection$636,238,421
International Collection$809,400,000
Worldwide Collection$1,445,638,421

About Barbie Movie:

  • Barbie is a fantasy comedy film directed by Greta Gerwig from a screenplay she wrote with Noah Baumbach. Based on the eponymous fashion dolls by Mattel, it is the first live-action Barbie film after numerous computer-animated films and specials.
  • The film stars Margot Robbie as the title character and Ryan Gosling as Ken, and follows the pair on a journey of self-discovery through both Barbieland and the real world following an existential crisis. The supporting cast includes America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
  • It is the first live-action Barbie film after several computer-animated direct-to-video and streaming television films.
  • On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 it was announced that Margot Robbie was officially set to star as the title-lead character.
  • Barbie was announced in September 2009 by Universal Pictures with Laurence Mark producing, but development began in April 2014, when Sony Pictures acquired its rights. Following multiple writer and director changes and the casting of Amy Schumer and later Anne Hathaway in the titular role, Sony lost the rights, which were transferred to Warner Bros. Pictures in October 2018, with Margot Robbie in talks to star.
  • Lady Gaga was at one point considered for the role of Barbie but was never approached. Margot Robbie was instead cast as Barbie. Gaga was then cast to play Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux (2024), a character Robbie has played in several DC Comics-related films.
  • This is director Greta Gerwig’s first movie to be shot in the Univisium 2:1 aspect ratio, unlike her previous movies, Nights and Weekends (2008), Lady Bird (2017), and Little Women (2019), all of which were shot in the taller 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • The font used in the film is based on the 90’s font that was used for all Barbie dolls, products, and merchandise in that decade. The Barbie logo usually undergoes a makeover for the next generation after the previous one.
  • Filming took place primarily at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in England from March to July 2022.
  • Barbie won Best Teaser at the 2023 Golden Trailer Awards. It won Most Anticipated Film at the 6th Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Awards.
  • Barbie premiered at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 9, 2023, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 21 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Its simultaneous release with Universal’s Oppenheimer led to the “Barbenheimer” phenomenon on social media, which encouraged audiences to see both films as a double feature.
  • The film was released on the same day as Oppenheimer, a biographical film about J. Robert Oppenheimer written and directed by Christopher Nolan based on the book American Prometheus, and distributed by Universal Pictures. Due to the tonal and genre contrast between the two films, many social media users have taken to making memes and ironic posts about how the two films represent different audiences, and how the two films should be viewed as a double feature. The trend has been dubbed “Barbenheimer”. In an interview with La Vanguardia, Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy endorsed the phenomenon, saying, “My advice would be for people to go see both, on the same day. If they are good films, then that’s cinema’s gain.”
  • The film received positive reviews from critics and has grossed $1.043 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2023.