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Barbie – How Margot Robbie and LuckyChap Entertainment dare to be different, after the billion-dollar triumph

Barbie is produced by LuckyChap Entertainment, which is owned by Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Sophia Kerr and Josey McNamara

Barbie – How Margot Robbie and LuckyChap Entertainment dare to be different, after the billion-dollar triumph

Margot Robbie with husband Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara

Last Updated: 08.26 AM, Jan 04, 2024


Last year, Barbie achieved remarkable commercial success, shattering box office records and becoming the first solo female-directed movie to reach the billion-dollar mark globally. Its $1.4 billion haul defied expectations and even surpassed Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated historical thriller, Oppenheimer

Margot Robbie's LuckyChap Entertainment

For the uninitiated, Barbie is brought to you by LuckyChap Entertainment, founded by Margot Robbie herself along with Tom Ackerley, Sophia Kerr and Josey McNamara. Their other latest venture follows the success of Saltburn, Emerald Fennell's critically lauded 2023 film. LuckyChap's portfolio boasts Oscar-nominated projects like I Tonya and commercially successful ventures like Birds of Prey, proving their ability to deliver captivating stories across genres.

LuckyChap co-owners' experiences after Barbie's achievements

However, after such billion-dollar triumphs within one year, Margot Robbie, with sheer excitement, attended an interview with her LuckyChap team for Variety. The group of four talked about several topics, like their emotions after the billion-dollar success, how they keep trying to be different with each of their films, about Barbie’s ruling the Golden Globe nominations, about their experience while pitching Barbie’s script to Mattel and Warner Bros., and more.

The LuckyChap owners have made a big splash on Variety’s cover page recently and shared their thoughts on the upcoming ventures. Robbie jokingly talked about how he was so irked by the pink colour: “When we finished the press tour, I was like, ‘I guess I’ll throw all the pink out of my wardrobe now’.”

Margot Robbie's experience after the Oscar win

Recalling LuckyChap's historic Oscar win for I, Tonya in 2018, Margot Robbie's voice trembled with emotions as she described it as one of life's most defining moments. The sheer joy and accomplishment emerging from her presence that night at the Academy Awards was a testament to a unique brand of satisfaction, years of dedication and unwavering belief.

From being a tiny obscure to industry powerhouses, LuckyChap's women-led team is shaping the future of entertainment. Their bold vision includes a reinvented Ocean's and a side-splitting holiday gem from Olivia Wilde, Naughty, proof that the North Pole just got a whole lot funnier.

LuckyChap's next project

LuckyChap Entertainment is currently gearing up for its next big venture, My Old Ass, a comedy-drama, which is scheduled to release on January 20, 2024.

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