Over the weekend, Quentin Tarantino, the renowned director of “Kill Bill,” joined other film enthusiasts at the cinema to support the Barbenheimer double feature. He was spotted buying tickets to watch both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on the big screen.
Saul Gonzalez took to Twitter to share the exciting sighting of Tarantino in Westwood. After watching “Oppenheimer,” the filmmaker headed to the box office to purchase a ticket for “Barbie.” The tweet included a photo capturing Tarantino’s moment at the cinema.
Further confirmation of Tarantino’s cinema outing came from The Video Archives Podcast, a podcast co-hosted by Tarantino and Roger Avery. The podcast shared on Twitter that the duo enjoyed a night out at the movies, indulging in their favorite pastime of watching films together.
Tom Cruise, another prominent Hollywood star, also expressed his enthusiasm for the Barbenheimer double feature. He shared photos of himself with tickets to both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer.” In a tweet, Cruise congratulated Harrison Ford on 40 years of Indiana Jones and the iconic character he portrayed. He added that he loved double features, and experiencing “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” together was an explosive and colorful cinematic treat.
Cruise had an ingenious plan to watch both films during the same weekend. He mentioned in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that he intended to see “Oppenheimer” on Friday and “Barbie” on Saturday, fully immersing himself in the excitement of both movies’ opening weekends.
The Barbenheimer double feature proved to be a massive success, drawing moviegoers to theaters and raking in impressive box office numbers. The combined worldwide gross for “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” exceeded $511 million, with $235.5 million earned in the U.S. alone.
“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” have captivated audiences with their unique stories and stellar performances, and their box office success is a testament to their appeal. Fans were eager to experience these two diverse films on the big screen and were rewarded with an exceptional cinematic experience.
The enthusiasm from movie stars like Quentin Tarantino and Tom Cruise further fueled the excitement surrounding the Barbenheimer double feature. Their public support added to the buzz and drew even more attention to the films.
As the box office numbers continue to soar, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” solidify their place in the realm of must-watch films. Their success reflects the enduring appeal of diverse storytelling and the magic of the silver screen that continues to captivate audiences worldwide.