"Barbie" Earns $155M In Opening Weekend, Margot Robbie Speaks On Not Kissing Ryan Gosling

Elsewhere in the world of cinema, "Oppenheimer" impressed by earning $80M at the box office.

BYHayley Hynes
The European Premiere of Barbie in London

There were doubts as to whether Ryan Gosling was the right man to play Ken in Greta Gerwig's Barbie. Nevertheless, the Canadian star has proven that he was the perfect pick. While past iterations of the dolls have seen the handsome blonde employed as little more than Barbie's boyfriend, this live-action tale finds him working the job of "Beach," though he's clearly on a quest to make much more of his life. Despite his obvious obsession with Robbie's character, Barbie and Ken don't actually kiss in the new movie. This was a major surprise to some viewers.

During a recent interview with PEOPLE, the Australian actress was asked if she was pleased about not having to smooch her co-star. "Uh no!" she responded. "That didn't feel like a win for me." In fact, it actually caused Robbie to be the subject of a roast amongst her girlfriends. They simply couldn't understand why she wouldn't fight to make a kiss with Gosling happen. "'What’s wrong with you? I thought you were kind of in charge on this one!’” some of them apparently joked with The Wolf of Wall Street lead.

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Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling Made the Perfect Barbie and Ken

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling attend the World Premiere of "Barbie" on July 09, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic,)

Even without any PDA, Barbie managed to smash through records at the box office during its first weekend out. As Variety reports, the family-friendly flick brought in $155M worldwide, beating out its main competition, Christopher Nolan's latest project, which made a still-impressive $80.5M in the same time-span.

Speaking of Oppenheimer, the Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt-led film may be receiving rave reviews here in America, but overseas, the NSFW moments have prompted the need for some CGI work. Read what the Irish actor had to say about getting intimate with Florence Pugh in front of the camera, as well as which countries the movie is being censored in at the link below. For more music and pop culture news updates, check back in with HNHH later.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.