Successful Movies That Opened the Same Weekend

Fear not, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer”: Box office history has proven there’s still a chance two movies can open on the same weekend and both be successful.

Here are a few examples:

1.  “Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Shining”,  May 21st and 23rd, 1980

2.  “Poltergeist” and “Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan”,  June 4th, 1982

3.  “Blade Runner” and “The Thing”,  June 25th, 1982

4.  “Ghostbusters” and “Gremlins”,  June 8th, 1984

5.  “Batman” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”,  June 23rd, 1989

6.  “The Matrix” and “10 Things I Hate about You”,  March 31st, 1999

7.  “The Dark Knight” and “Mamma Mia!”,  July 18th, 2008


“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” hit theaters next Friday.

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