Actress Margot Robbie is set to earn a staggering $50 million for her role in the Barbie movie, which has surpassed $1 billion at the global box office. Robbie, who also produced the film alongside her production company LuckyChap Entertainment, plays the iconic doll in the Greta Gerwig-directed comedy.

Since its release in July, Barbie has been a huge success, earning a massive $162 million on its opening weekend and reaching the billion-dollar mark just a few weeks later. The film continues to dominate the box office, with total global earnings of $1.187 billion as of August 15.

Robbie had high expectations for the film and confidently pitched it to Warner Bros. She highlighted the success of pairing big ideas with visionary directors, citing examples such as Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Robbie claimed that Barbie would also be a billion-dollar movie, which turned out to be true.

Gerwig's achievement in directing a billion-dollar live-action film makes her the only solo female director to join the exclusive billion-dollar director club. The only other woman to helm a film that surpassed $1 billion is Anna Boden, who co-directed Captain Marvel.

Barbie is the first billion-dollar movie for both Gerwig and Robbie. It is also the first for many of the cast members, including Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera. However, 15-year-old Ariana Greenblatt, one of the film's youngest stars, already has multiple billion-dollar hits to her name. She previously appeared as Young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, which earned $2.05 billion.

Barbie's achievement in reaching the billion-dollar mark highlights the enduring popularity of the iconic doll and the appeal of the film's unique premise. Thanks to Margot Robbie's remarkable income and Greta Gerwig's barrier-breaking achievement, the Barbie movie is now a part of cinematic history.