“Barbenheimer” was not a winning team at the Golden Globes last night, as one film exploded in awards while the other fell behind.
Barbie, which had been expected to perform big at the Golden Globes this year, left the show winning only two awards, including best original song and cinematic and box-office achievement. Oppenheimer, meanwhile, ended the night with five awards, including best motion picture for a drama.
Barbie’s underperformance at the Golden Globes comes after it was the highest-grossing film of 2023, earning over $636 million in North America and over $1.4 billion globally. Oppenheimer, which was released on the same day as Barbie and led to the online phenomenon known as “Barbenheimer,” was the third highest-grossing film of last year, earning over $326 million domestically and over $952 million globally.
Part of the underperformance of Barbie could be attributed to the 2023 comedy film Poor Things winning