(Los Angeles) The car racing film Gran Turismo took the lead at the North American box office in its first weekend in dark rooms by doubling a Barbie still in turbo mode, but without panicking the counters.

Based on the video game series of the same name, Gran Turismo earned 17.3 million in revenue between Friday and Sunday, according to figures from Exhibitor Relations.

“It’s a mixed exit for an action movie based on a video game,” commented industry expert David A. Gross.

Orlando Bloom and David Harbor star in this Sony studios film that tells the story of a racing academy that recruits talented video game players to put them behind the wheel of real racing cars.

For its sixth week of operation, Barbie still retains an undeniable power of attraction with $17.1 million in revenue, bringing it to a total of $594 million in North America.

Director Greta Gerwig’s film recently overtook The Super Mario Bros. Movie as the North American box office champion in 2023 and grossed $745 million worldwide.

According to some experts, Sony’s announced ticket sales estimates for Gran Turismo are off the charts, and they predict that Barbie could ultimately take over the weekend box office.

Last weekend’s leader Blue Beetle slipped to third place with $12.8 million at the box office, a nearly 50% drop for the DC and Warner Bros. superhero flick.

In fourth place, Oppenheimer grossed $9 million, and the story of the genesis of the atomic bomb has now surpassed $300 million in North America, plus $477 million internationally. .

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ranks fifth with Ninja Turtles: Teenage Years, Paramount’s $6.1 million animated film.

6. Meg 2 : The Trench (5,1 millions de dollars)

7. Backstreet Dogs (4,7 millions)

8. Retribution (3,5 millions)

9. The Hill (2,5 millions)

10. Haunted Mansion (2,1 millions)