Barbie has biggest second weekend of any film ever at NZ box office

Barbie has had another phenomenal box office haul in New Zealand, scoring the biggest second weekend ever for the country.

The Margot-Robbie led film took in $2,843,710 at Aotearoa cinemas from Thursday to Sunday, according to a spokesperson from Universal Pictures NZ, which is more than was brought in on the second weekend of the likes of Avatar: The Way of Water and Avengers: Endgame.

This comes after Barbie broke box office records on its opening weekend in New Zealand with a gross of $3.5 million.

In its first weekend globally, Greta Gerwig's film triumphed at the North American box office with a whopping US$155 million (NZ$250m).

Christopher Nolan's rival movie Oppenheimer also opened well, taking in over US$80.5 million.

The acclaimed Cillian Murphy-led biopic continued to dominate at the New Zealand box office on its second weekend, netting $1.2 million during the four-day period ending July 30, a spokesperson for Universal Pictures NZ said.

In its opening weekend, Oppenheimer scored around $1.4million at the New Zealand box office.

That means Barbie has now scored $6.3 million at the NZ box office alone, more than double of what Oppenheimer achieved with $2.6 million.