June 21, 2024 5:18 am

Barbie & Oppenheimer Would Have Been Just as Successful on Netflix, Ted Sarandos Declares
Barbie & Oppenheimer Would Have Been Just as Successful on Netflix, Ted Sarandos Declares

Barbie & Oppenheimer Would Have Been Just as Successful on Netflix, Ted Sarandos Declares

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos believes that the box office hits Barbie and Oppenheimer would have been just as successful had they debuted on the streaming platform. If there is something to be said about Sarandos, it’s that he has been remarkably consistent about the platform and their desire to make their films specifically for the streaming service rather than for the theatrical experience. It’s a topic that comes under fire, especially as some suspect streaming has been the main culprit that has hindered box office performance, especially in the wake of the pandemic. However, an example of grand box office success came just last summer when Barbie and Oppenheimer scored big with audiences and became the biggest hits of 2023.

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​Netflix’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos thinks there’s “no reason to believe that the movie itself is better in any size of screen.” Read More